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Forum topic by Towtruck posted 01-19-2013 10:44 PM 2081 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2013 10:44 PM

Does anyone have an opinion or information on the Diablo sawblades HomeDeopot is selling with the Freud name on them. Are they really Freud or some sort of factory seconds?

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 10:49 PM

They are Freud, they are their lower cost line of blades. The 60T crosscut blade I have works great.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 11:08 PM

They’re really Freud, but with less carbide than their Industrial and Premier lines, and sometimes less elaborate anti-noise/anti-vibration features. The Diablo line is also strictly thin kerf, and has fewer blade options in the series. Both made in Italy on the same machines, from the same materials, to the same standards.

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 11:32 PM

What are you planning to do with it? It is a lower end blade. Not a bargain if your cut quality sucks.

For under $100.00 I’d be looking hard at the Irwin/Marples line of blades. Their 50T combo blade is about the best available for $40.00 that I’ve used. Lowes carries them, I do not know if HD does.
Not the Irwin Marathon line, but the Marples line.


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#4 posted 01-20-2013 12:15 AM

I’m replacing the blade in my sliding miter saw. I have been looking at the Freud 80T ultimate cutoff .116kerf.
Over $100 with shipping, I’m going to try the Diablo 60T fine slide miter blade, for $50. If it doesn’t work out I’ll have to mark it up to lesson learned and buy a real Freud.
I have Freud Industrial combination blade on my Tsaw and a 24T Freud ripper. Very happy with both.

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 12:21 AM

I have two of the Diablo 50 tooth blades … bought them at a machine shop about 3 years ago. Each has been re-sharpened once, and I have no complaints about the cut quality.

Ralph mentioned the Irwin Marples blades. When one of my Diablos dies, that will be the blade I will buy. It seems to me as though one of the big woodworking specialty stores has them on sale now, but I can’t remember which one and can’t find the ad.


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#6 posted 01-20-2013 12:32 AM

I have a Freud on one of my miter saws. It is not the Diablo grade. It make one of the smoothest cuts I have ever seen. Some things you can’t improve on and a glass smooth cut is one of those things. I bought mine through McFeely’s. They sell screws but have other things also. I get a good buy from them once in awhile.

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 01:09 AM

I have one in my miter saw and have been very happy with it. I’ve used it to cut maple, SYP, cedar and even some laminate flooring. I’ve abused it and it served me well.

I also have one of their 7.25 blades in my circ saw. Even after using it to cut up construction lumber, OSB, particle board and MDF it still gives a pretty good cut in maple plywood.

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 02:35 AM

Well I have been useing Diablo blade’s for the year of 2012 and whet throw 600 to 800 bf of oak and it worked well for me and I get my blade’s cost about $34.00 and being Diablos creative pro doesnt haert and all my saw’s have Diablo blade’s on them.

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 03:52 AM

I’ve been running the diablo ripping blade in my tablesaw for a couple years and have no complaints. Not top of the line but a good value.

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 04:34 AM

My Diablo works great

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 04:40 AM

The thin kerf diablo 1040 ripping blade is great. I actually prefer it over my full kerf industrial 50 tooth combination blade. They are pretty cheap too.

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 04:46 AM

I’ve got Diablos on both my miter saw and my circular saw and have been happy with both. I just picked one up for my table saw as a backup since I had to send my Woodworker II off to be sharpened.

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 06:09 PM

I used the 80 tooth 10” on my RAS when I did my wide pine floors and I was happy. I’m no fine woodworker but I like to watch.

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#14 posted 01-21-2013 12:08 AM

I went to HomeDepot to day, purchased a 80T thin kerf fine finish Diablo 10” blade. Installed it on my sliding miter saw and everything went to H*ll. Didn’t cut the wood just tore it and spit out pieces. Removed it replaced my 60T HF blade cuts fine again. Puzzled. Mounted it in my tsaw and suddenly everything was obvious. see enclosed photo

Back to HD tomorrow to try another one, if they have one without bent teeth.

-- I cut it off 3 times and it's still too short!

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#15 posted 01-21-2013 12:16 AM

they have been great. i’d rather have 2 for different types of wood than one non-diablo if you have to choose. The Diablo blades are much better than the dewalt blades and they last a long time.

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