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ardbeg

101 posts in 1632 days


1582 days ago

Do any of you know where the Diablo-branded blades that Home Depot sells fall into Freud’s product line? They are still made in Italy and look to be quality.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin


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AzChiefFan

19 posts in 1932 days


#1 posted 1582 days ago

I don’t know where in the line they fall as far as quality in the freud lineup but I have one on my table saw and miter saw and have been nothing but satisfied with the results, as far as compared to the blades that came on each tool their is no question about the improved cuts they make over factory blades.

-- AzChiefFan "Measure Once, Curse Twice"

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Pete_Jud

423 posts in 2358 days


#2 posted 1582 days ago

They seem to hold up well at the mill that I consult to. The 40 tooth works quite well.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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kennyd

99 posts in 1605 days


#3 posted 1582 days ago

I’ve got the 80 tooth on my miter saw. Cuts like butter.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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ardbeg

101 posts in 1632 days


#4 posted 1581 days ago

@kkickback Are the Ridgid blades made by Freud? I noticed they too are made in Italy.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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poroskywood

614 posts in 1969 days


#5 posted 1581 days ago

Uh… Kenny Have you ever tried to cut with butter? It makes a real mess and I have yet to even scratch a piece of wood, much less cut through one. I would not want any of my saws to cut like butter. I have since givin up on trying to make it work.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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john

2292 posts in 2986 days


#6 posted 1581 days ago

Best blades i have ever used and they last longer then most blades .

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ardbeg

101 posts in 1632 days


#7 posted 1581 days ago

Porosky—that made my day. I think the problem might be that you didn’t use cold-forged butter. With the application of liquid nitrogen on a 40 tooth stick of butter it will rip a slice of whitebread with no burning but you can get significant tearout compared to using it at room temperature.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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TheDane

3659 posts in 2268 days


#8 posted 1581 days ago

I have the 50-tooth combination blade on my table saw, and the 80-tooth on my miter saw … both thin kerf. Both do a great job.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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richgreer

4522 posts in 1679 days


#9 posted 1581 days ago

There is no question about it – - The best blades available have a name that begins with an “F”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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knotscott

5372 posts in 1980 days


#10 posted 1581 days ago

Diablo is Freud’s entry level…aka “premium construction” series. Still made in Italy, all thin kerf, some are similar to the industrial LU series but with smaller carbide, sometimes less advanced anti-vibration/anti-noise technology, and much more limited selection compared to their industrial LU and LM series. They have a Premier line above the Diablo and Industrial series.

There is no question about it – – Some of the best blades available have a name that contains an “F”.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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David Craig

2130 posts in 1713 days


#11 posted 1581 days ago

I love my Freud blades, but I do have to say that some of the worst blades in the world have started with “F” also. Only I can’t publish that word here ;)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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bandman

79 posts in 1995 days


#12 posted 1581 days ago

I have several freud diablo blades, they’ve served me well and gone through numerous resharpenings.

-- Phil

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Mark

1787 posts in 1879 days


#13 posted 1581 days ago

you cant even tell you’re cutting wood when you’re using one of these blades

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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knotscott

5372 posts in 1980 days


#14 posted 1580 days ago

LOL… We’ve gotta get you guys who haven’t tried anything better than a Diablo out of Home Depot more often! Señor, you are flirting with the devil! Heck, even Freud outdoes their Diablo series with two other lines…then there’s Forrest, Infinity, Tenryu, Ridge Carbide, CMT, Amana Tool, Systimatic, Leitz, Ridgid Titanium, former DeWalt series 40 & 60/Delta Industrial, DeWalt Precision Trim (to name a few).

Just look at these choices:





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