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Forum topic by slopjock78 posted 906 days ago 868 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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slopjock78

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906 days ago

So i’m looking to get a new blade for my DeWalt 10” Slider. I like the LU79. Want to go with a 80 tooth, will be used exclusively for cutting fine trim: casing, base and crown. As of rite now, will never see laminate or ply. Was also looking at the LU74, but it has a 10 deg hook angle, and like the 2 deg angle on the LU79. I know freud makes the LU91 specifically for SCMS’s, but they only come in 60 tooth, and would really like to stick with the 80 tooth.

anyone with any knowledge on these blades i’ve mentioned would be very thankful

josh


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knotscott

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#1 posted 906 days ago

I’ve used the LU74 and the LU80 which is the full kerf version of the LU79. The LU79/80 is a Hi-ATB grind and will leave less tearout than any other grind…combined with 80T and the low hook angle, you’ll struggle to find a cleaner cutting blade. Comparable blades are the Infinity 010-080, Forrest Duraline, CMT 210.080.10, and Amana Tool MB10-800….all amazing blades. For crosscutting, I’d stick with the full kerf…there’s less chance of deflection and crosscutting doesn’t require as much power is ripping so there’s less need for the thin kerf.

FWIW, if you were to move that blade to a TS, you’d be hard pressed to find a better plywood blade too.

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#2 posted 894 days ago

can the same be said for the lu80 for a 12” CMS? I’m looking to get a blade for fine moulding miters. I was doing some research and can buy a lu80 for my dewalt for $80. Just making sure before I pull the trigger.

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 894 days ago

I have been using the LU91 on my saw for the last couple weeks and couldn’t be happier with the quality in maple.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#4 posted 894 days ago

I ended up getting the LU79. I havent had the chance to use it yet, but think i will be casing out some door this weekend and will report back on how it does. But, as with my experience with all Freud blades up to this point, i am expecting exceptional quality

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knotscott

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#5 posted 892 days ago

Let us know what you think once you’ve tried it.

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