Freud LU87R - why can't it cut under 3/4"

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Forum topic by cagenuts posted 03-11-2013 07:59 PM 1490 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2013 07:59 PM

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Would anyone care to explain as why the Freud LU87R010 has a minimum wood thickness specification of 3/4”? Is it perhaps something to do with the tooth design?

I can’t tell much of the differences with that of the glue line rip blade except of course the 30T TCG teeth.


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#1 posted 03-11-2013 08:07 PM

There’s no reason you can’t cut 3/4” with the LU87, but it’s firmly in the range of blades that will leave a cleaner cut…..LM75, LU83, LU86, LU88, P410T Fusion, along with dozens of models from other brands in the 30T to 60T range.

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 09:18 PM

To prevent moving the board too far under the next tooth before the later tooth begins cutting wood. If you place a quarter inch board adjacent the blade when the blade is raised, you’ll see how it can fit between the teeth.

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 09:39 PM

To cut thinner stock you need more teeth. MNgary has the right idea. The thinner the stock it the more problematic and rougher the cut.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 06:41 AM

Ah thanks guys, so it’s the tooth design that’s determines this.

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