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Forum topic by mrbreezeet1 posted 11-17-2013 05:14 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2013 05:14 PM

What if any is the difference between a Freud LU84R011X and a Freud LU84R011 (Without the X on the end)?

I have the Freud LU84R011X from the Sears sale or was it a closeout about 5 years ago, never did put it on my craftsman contractors saw.
Was going to put it on my unisaw.
What do you guys think of it?


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#1 posted 11-17-2013 06:21 PM

The LU84R011X model number doesn’t even show up on Freud’s web site.

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 06:51 PM

True, I don’t see the “X” suffix anywhere either, but it’s on the package.

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 07:43 PM

AFAIK, the “X” originally indicated a more elaborate anti-vibration system. Its likely become their standard configuration now.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 06:07 PM

Yes Scott, someone on Amazon answered the same thing.
Have you tried the The LU84R011 blade?

Quilt Nut answered on November 19, 2013
It is my understanding that they’re the exact same blade. The “X” was on the original on that supposedly had something to do with anti-vibrating. However, it’s now the standard for Freud and they’ve since just dropped the “X” off…... The LU84R011 is a GREAT blade!

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 10:24 PM

Yes Scott, someone on Amazon answered the same thing. Have you tried the The LU84R011 blade?”

Yes….the LU84 was my first “good” quality saw blade. It’s a solid performer and is easy to get good results with, but as the price has climbed, I look to a few others too. The Infinity Combomax is actually a little better IMO. The Delta 35-7642, Tenryu RS25550, and Amana Tools 610504, are strong competitors for the LU84 too. The Oshlun will compete well against it for less money. There are also some really good 40T blades that are at least as good as the LU84 IMO….the Delta 35-7657 for $18 (plus s/h) is a heck of a bargain and holds it’s own against others mentioned here.

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