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Freud Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip blade (10")

Freud Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip blade (10")

10-05-2013 02:37 AM by Purrmaster | 13 comments »

I’ve been using this blade since last December. Please note: It’s badly in need of sharpening now but my review will reflect the blade as it was when new, since that seems only fair). This blade does indeed perform as advertised. I put it on a 1 3/4 HP table saw. It’s worked very well. It does leave a pretty much flawless finish on the ripped wood. It’s cutting performance is excellent, but it does bog down on some harder woods like oak and hard maple. On a...

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Night and Day

Night and Day

08-22-2013 06:56 PM by mummykicks | 16 comments »

Bought one of these at HD last night and changed out my Bosch 60T blade that came with my Bosch gcm12SD miter saw, and the difference is indeed night and day between the two. I was getting clean cuts with the stock blade, but it was burning the cuts regardless of how fast or slow I seemed to feed it. I read good reviews about other freud blades here, so I decided to give it a shot.Wow! absolutely effortless cuts. There is just no comparison to the stock blade. I can’t even hear it cutti...

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Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

07-07-2013 04:35 PM by vipond33 | 19 comments »

It’s pretty safe to say I love Freud tooling. And I love it in spite of being trapped into using it.I should explain. We primarily run Freud tooling in our shop simply because my boss signed up to be an occasional demonstrator for them at hobbyist shows. His compensation for this task (and it is a task if you put yourself into it) is that he receives dealer discount on any order, always. It would be easy to dislike their stuff if I had no choice (as the tooling manager of a small ...

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Fusion P410 is WICKED SHARP

Fusion P410 is WICKED SHARP

05-16-2013 01:05 AM by Mainiac Matt | 10 comments »

Just completing the refurbishment of an older 3 HP Jet cabinet saw, I decided to indulge in the first “premium” blade I’ve ever owned. I read several threads discussing blades and was intrigued to find out what the Hi-ATB with the double sided grind was all about. Now that I have the power, I also wanted to get a non-thin kerf blade. This blade is “wicked sharp”... There are a lot of technical discussions already out there, so for my review, I decided to...

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Quality Control issues at Freud

Quality Control issues at Freud

04-27-2013 05:50 PM by colvinatch | 2 comments »

I recently purchased this dado set at Woodcraft and after making my first dado cut I noticed a ridge in the middle of the cut, as if the chippers were a fraction smaller that the outside blades, I took it back and exchanged it for another, which did exactly the same thing. When I returned to Woodcraft they put it on one of their table saws and got the same result, a noticeably higher ridge in the middle of the dado cut making the bottom uneven. They began pulling all these off their shelves...

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Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most

Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most

03-29-2013 08:18 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

This is an adapter ring for the Freud FT1700VCE router, and it also fits some other Freud routers. It is a brass ring that allows the stock baseplate to accept standard 1-3/16” P.C. style guide bushings. One of the pictures shows a guide bushing installed, however these are purchased separately. The strange thing about this adapter ring is it has no holes or threads to mount it. Instead, it snaps into a recess in the baseplate, and is retained with the heads of two screws. The scre...

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Freud LU85 Ultimate Cutoff Blade - an accurate name

Freud LU85 Ultimate Cutoff Blade - an accurate name

11-29-2012 03:22 AM by Class1E | 9 comments »

I purchased this blade to replace the OEM blade on my G0690 table saw. As i was cutting the kerf in my crosscut sled, I noticed that the OEM blade was wobbling very slightly. I decided it was about time to replace that blade with two dedicated blades, one for rip cuts, the other for cross cuts.This was the blade I purchased for cross cuts. My first use for this blade was to trim the edges on my end-grain cutting board to square it up and remove the rough edges after flattening. I used the...

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Above Table Adjustments Make This Router a Cut Above

Above Table Adjustments Make This Router a Cut Above

10-10-2012 11:23 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

I have been using the Freud fixed base FT1700VCE for the past several years. It is my dedicated table router where it excells at easy bit changes and height adjustments all from above the table. No more bending over, kneeling, and craning to change bits under the table. It also offers a wide base opening to accomodate all large panel raising bits. Those features make it an ideal table router. At 13 amps or 2-1/4 hp, it has power to spare. Comparing it to my other routers, it cuts more...

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First dedicated rip blade

First dedicated rip blade

10-10-2012 03:55 AM by dnick | 14 comments »

After all these years, I finally bought a rip blade, when I saw a good deal on Amazon. Always used combination blades before. What I really liked about the Freud LU87R010 was the thin kerf & the flat tooth grind. Always wanted flat tooth for grooves & spine joints. Blade was great. I ripped some soft Maple & Mahogony & didn’t have to joint the edges. Then when installing the blade, after maybe 20 rips, I just happened to notice the tooth you see in the photo, because it ...

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Cuts great, manufacturing issues

Cuts great, manufacturing issues

06-18-2012 03:28 PM by lumberjoe | 1 comment »

To my suprise, my beautiful wife got me a sizable gift card to Woodcraft for fathers day. She gave it to me on Thursday because she also offered to keep an eye on the kids all weekend so I could spend a lot of time in the shop as she knows how much I enjoy it. Among other things, I picked up the Freud SD208 dado set. I have been meaning to get a dado set for some time, but have been procrastinating. I got that and the Leecraft zero clearance dado insert for my saw (which is awesome), among a ...

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