Glueline rips w/ Freud LU83R10 possible?

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Forum topic by savan posted 361 days ago 514 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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361 days ago

are any of you all getting glue line rips w/ the Freud Industrial 50T Combi (LU83R10)?

I got a new to me saw and have roughly checked the blade alignment. It seemed pretty good. I know that’s vague.

I switched to the 50T because it has the flat tooth whereas the 40T i was using was an ATB and left messy dados. I thought going to 50T was going to yield even better rips that I was getting w/ the 40T but as of right now that’s not the case. I’m getting very evident tooth marks.

I’ve yet to put a dial to the blade and mitre slot but my adjustable square said it was pretty close to dead on.

I’ll check alignment further but wanted to get a consensus on performance of the LU83R10.


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#1 posted 361 days ago

I can’t speak to the specific blade you mentioned, but I definitely get good edges for gluing with my Freud LM74R GLR blade.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#2 posted 361 days ago

I use the full kerf version of that blade and am satisfied with its performance.

That said, I usually prefer leaving my Freud LM72M010 Industrial Heavy Duty Rip Saw Blade 10-Inch by 24t Flat Top 5/8-Inch arbor Ice Coated on the TS. And I usually get glue line rips with this blade as well.

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

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#3 posted 361 days ago

I have used a number of their LU blades, never got a glue line rip, so switched to Forrest. Incredible difference.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 360 days ago

It’s definitely possible to get glue line edges with the LU83 (and other good 50T combo blades), though due that flat raker the 50T ATB/R blades tend to have more pronounced blade marks than the better examples of 40T general purpose blades. If the saw is dialed in, the marks shouldn’t interfere with a glue line edge….so long as it’s not severely rough, it doesn’t have to be literally glass smooth for glue up. Like Mike, I’ve gotten glue ready edges from a number of decent 24T rip blades too.

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#5 posted 360 days ago

One thing I forgot to mention above is just how well that 24T blade does with dados and rabbets… none better. And yeah, I’m lazy and don’t use a dado blade set, as I just nibble away and get my best fit for my under/over sized width boards depending on project. Remember… wood talks to you and you need to listen or you will surely make larger mistakes… ;-)

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

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#6 posted 360 days ago

I’m in the forrest camp. Freud’s go on the chop saws in my world. IMHO.

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