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Forum topic by Mean_Dean posted 1675 days ago 1070 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mean_Dean

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1675 days ago

Hi Guys,

I’d like to replace my standard circular saw 24-tooth blade with a good quality, general purpose blade.

In the May, 2009 edition of Wood Magazine, they recommended a Freud TK303, 40-tooth, thin-kerf blade. Looking on Freud’s website, I can’t find a listing for that model number. I’m assuming it’s been discontinued already?

Anyway, does anyone have a good recommendation? Thanks much in advance!

-- Dean


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Eric

48 posts in 1684 days


#1 posted 1675 days ago

Freud are nice. Use them and Forrest!

http://www.forrestblades.com/

Check them out. A little pricey but well worth the results you will get.

Eric

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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UnionLabel

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#2 posted 1675 days ago

Mean_Dean: Try these guys, bet you can find something that works here for a fair price.
http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/homepage?&NTDESC=homepage2.htm

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knotscott

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#3 posted 1675 days ago

Dean – The Freud TK/Avanti line was discontinued as of June 2009. You might still be able to find some remaining stock in stores, but be aware that HD has is now offering a cheap Chinese knockoff line called “Avanti” and “Avanti Pro”...the quality and appearance of the knockoff line is not even close to the Freud, is not made by Freud, and has nothing to do with Freud. You should be able to find a very similar blade in the Freud Diablo line, or possibly the Freud Industrial line.

Freud D0740X Diablo 7-1/4 40 Tooth ATB Finishing Saw Blade

Freud D0760X Diablo 7-1/4 60 Tooth ATB Ultra Finish Saw Blade

Freud LU79R007 Ultimate Plywood and Melamine Saw Blade, 5/8-Inch Arbor 7-1/4-Inch by 60t Hi-ATB

A few other recommendations:
Holbren's got the CMT blades, and the Oshlun bargain line.
Forrest also has some highend circular saw blades

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Bill White

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#4 posted 1674 days ago

Freud and Freud “Diablo” are brands I trust. Stay away from the Chinese junk whenever possible. Infinity blades are good too.
Bill

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 1674 days ago

Thanks everyone for your help! I’ll pick up a Freud 40-tooth for my saw, so I can start on my bathroom cabinet.

-- Dean

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