I am a little disappointed with new Freud Silver Rip Blade, bad blade ?

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Forum topic by fstellab posted 05-30-2013 10:10 PM 2944 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2013 10:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw milling freud lm74r010 freud silver ice rippping

Hi Folks,

I have very good results with my Freud LM74R010 and Freud Crosscut Blade ..
both have given me good service over the year .. Beautiful shiny glue line cuts.

The ripping blade has been showing signs of being dull, and I don’t have a good connection to get it sharpened, So I talked myself into buying a new blade.

Well I had to do something different, something better, I purchased the Silver Industrial version of the Glue Line RIP blade.

The silver blade is very disappointing, the 6 month old red dull version still gives me a better cut. The Kerf is wider, and my R4512 seems to struggle a little pushing through the wood.

I have been working on a project using Macacabua .. very hard wood, but it cut real nice with the Red Blade for several months.

I did a tuneup, all is ok ..

Is this a defective blade, or the wrong blade for the job ?

Any thoughts ?



-- Fred Stellabotte (

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 10:22 PM

I am a bit confused here. You are comparing a 10in blade with a 12in blade. Are you using the same saw for this comparison? How thick is your typical crosscut material/wood?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 02:16 AM

Sorry for the confusion, they are both 10” Freud Glue Line Ripping Blades:

This is the blade I just purchased, that I don’t like:
Freud LM74M010 10-Inch 30 Tooth TCG Glue Line Ripping Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and Silver ICE Coating

This is the blade I purchased about 6 months ago that I was very happy when it was newer:
Freud LM74R010 10-Inch 30 Tooth TCG Glue Line Ripping Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating

-- Fred Stellabotte (

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 02:20 AM

I am thinking it is not a good blade. I have been happy with the Freud blades I have. Maybe you can contact Freud about this.

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 02:56 AM

I am thinking Grandpa is correct in suggesting you contact Freud and see what they say.

FWIW, I have been very happy with my LM72M10 24T ICE Flat Grind Rip Blade. I have a Freud PermaShield crosscut blade on my 12in miter and have a Freud PermaShield 50T 10in for alternate duty on my 10in TS. My personal opinion is that the ICE coating does NOT build up resin like the PermaShield coating.

Hope you get things worked out.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 09:23 AM

It should cut the same as your first LM74. I’d consider exchanging it for another or a different blade. At the very least contact Freud’s CS.

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 11:23 AM

We’re using the Ice ripper in an industrial setting ripping SYP and Heart Pine. In the past I was pullin’ the blades every week for cleaning. I’ve cleaned the Ice blade twice in 2 months. Just installed the 2nd Ice this week.
We’re tough on blades.


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#7 posted 06-01-2013 08:31 AM

Check with Freud, but I’m pretty sure you can send Freud blades to them for sharpening. The price should be much less than a new blade.


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#8 posted 06-01-2013 05:44 PM

My friend at Diablo said to gave this to you.
If you want to reach the sales department try one of the below channels.
Website contact form:
(800) 334-4107

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#9 posted 06-05-2013 04:06 AM

Hi Folks,

Thanks so much for the suggestions, I returned the blade to Amazon, they are great about returns, and got a new LM74R010. It is working fine .. just like my old one.

I need to thin rip about 30BF of Macacabua wood for a project. I will post some photo’s on the project when I get a little time.


-- Fred Stellabotte (

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 07:08 PM

I think you are close enough to Jacksonville and there is a sharping service there. I am positive there is a few cabinet shops where you are that would not mind you dropping off your blades to send in with their blades when it is time. Worst case senario is take them to Woodcraft in Jacksonville and they can get it done for you. It is also the only tool shop in the area so it could be a good chance to shop as well. Just my 2¢.

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 07:36 PM

That’s crazy, I was just making the same complaint about the same blade. Put the durn thing on last week and already, it’s giving me fits.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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