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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 04-25-2013 01:52 PM 585 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottStewart

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04-25-2013 01:52 PM

I am in the market for a high end tablesaw blade. The best blades available to me appear to be the Freud P410 and the WWII. The Wood magazine comparasion shows these blades being about equal. I realize this may be a pins vs tails debate, but does anyone have experience with the P410 or both of these blades (If you have experience with both blades, was the WWII the newer or older model?)

Rockler has the P410 with a $30 gift card right now, so it would end up being about $70 total rather than the $120 for the WWII?

Thanks,

Scott


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#1 posted 04-25-2013 02:14 PM

I have the WW2 and a Freud P410 (both are 40 tooth). My Freud blade is an early model, not the one they call Fusion. I personally don’t see any difference in the performance, or how long they go between sharpenings. Both are top notch, and I doubt you would notice the difference either.

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 04:51 PM

Neither is clearly better in all regards, but each has its own pros and cons. No single blade can excel in all facets of blade performance. The WWII is a tad more efficient at ripping, while the P410 leaves a more polished edge, and less tearout on crosscuts and ply cuts. The P410 Fusion (and very similar Infinity Super General) are enough better at crosscuts and plywood than the 40T WWII, that Forrest introduced a new 48T WWII that has similar strengths as the Fusion and Super General. Note that the Hi-ATB grind of the Fusion and Super General that contributes to the cleaner cuts, will also be more prone to dulling than a standard ATB grind with a lower bevel. Which is best for you depends a lot on the types of cuts you make most. If you truly want cleaner crosscuts and ply cuts, and more efficient ripping in thick stock, I’d suggest buying a separate rip blade and crosscut blade.

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 05:11 PM

Any 40T blade will do a good ripping job as long as the face grain is parallel to the blade. It’s when cutting across the plywood grain that splintering will rear it’s ugly head. The HI-ATB blade will cut cleaner, but will also dull quicker.

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