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post #21 of 24 Old 10-14-2015, 10:23 PM
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there are any number of companies that make truer running and longer lasting blades than Freud that don't cost much if any more.
Care to be more specific? I'd be interested...
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-15-2015, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jdonhowe View Post
Care to be more specific? I'd be interested...
A few specific examples: currently has the FS Tool L21250 rip blade on sale from $108 to $55. One of the best industrial rip blades made. Compared to a Fusion Amana has a 40T Prestige blade on Amazon for $62. also carries the FS Tool LO3250 40t shipped to my door from California for $65. I have 6 of these rotating between 3 different table saws.

In general Amana, A.G.E by Amana, Popular Tools, and Royce Ayr's Proline blades will be competitively priced with Freud but will hold an edge much better and perform better. I usually buy the higher end blades from either FS Tool and Royce Ayr and long term save money using them because their edges hold up better between sharpenings and the carbide size allows for more sharpenings.
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Originally Posted by Justin Huisenga View Post
If you look at the specs for that blade the grind is H-ATB. That grind is far too delicate for ripping and is designed for veneer ply and melamine. Throw in the double side grind and you have a blade that will burn up under any kind of sustained ripping operations....

If you have to use a Freud blade for the applications described by the OP you would be best served with the LU72RO10. ....
My thoughts exactly. A 40T blade with tight side clearances and dual side grind is far more likely to burn while ripping 6/4" hardwood. You might get away with using the Forrest WWII 30T ATB, but a simple 20T-24T FTG will be less finicky. LM72, Amana RB1020, Forrest, Infinity 010-024, CMT 201.024.10, etc.
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post #24 of 24 Old 10-16-2015, 10:02 AM
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>>>> the one I have on there came with the saw when I bought it new 10 years ago.

Any OEM blade shipped with a saw should be immediately replaced with better blade. Get a General Purpose Freud or Forrest Woodworker.

The blade you are using should have been replaces years ago.

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