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While researching and trying to decide between this and a Forrest II at $119
Freud 10" x 40T Thin Kerf Premier Fusion General Purpose Blade at $67
I decided (per FineWoodWorking mag article recommendation) to give this a try.
I will let you know how it turns out...
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Good luck! My experience with Freud blades hasn't been exactly stellar.

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It's supposed to be a good blade for people who either don't have the cash for different blades or just hate changing blades. General purpose to me means that it isn't the best blade for ripping or crosscutting but will do a better job of crosscutting than a rip blade will and a better job of ripping than a dedicated crosscut blade will.

Like Gene I've had some mixed results with Freud blades. I have an industrial quality glue line rip blade that has never particularly impressed me. But the thin rim D1024 rip blade performs fairly well and I get them on sale here for $30. They should be even cheaper in the U S. One of the better rip blades I've used is a B & D Piranha 32 tooth. It has lasted a long time and was part of a 2 pack of it and a 60 tooth crosscut for $20 on sale I think it was. I'm looking forward to your impressions of the Fusion blade Randy.
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Good luck! My experience with Freud blades hasn't been exactly stellar.
so fix your arbor...
you have said more than once it had play in it and it was really pronounced w/ a dado blade...
you are the rare one that has had issue w/ Freud blades...
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@dirt_dobber ...

you'll like that blade..
great bang for the buck...

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you'll like that blade..
great bang for the buck...
Thanks Stick - I'll give it a month try and report back on how it performs for me.

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so fix your arbor...
you have said more than once it had play in it and it was really pronounced w/ a dado blade...
you are the rare one that has had issue w/ Freud blades...
Wasn't me. No arbor play, here. And, my Freud dado blade set performs flawlessly. My gripe with Freud's saw blades has to do with the quality of the cuts. My Tenryu blades produce far better cuts. No tear outs on cross cuts and, the rips are glue ready. Freud's "Glue Line Rip" just ain't. Tenryus aren't cheap but, you do get what you pay for.

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Freud has an industrial line that is premium. extra large tips for many resharpenings. I no longer use thin kerf blades. Too much flex when cutting miters to suit me. I am a big fan of the Freud Glue Line blade and it's what I keep on the saw for the majority of cuts. Works really well for me, and cuts a flat bottom groove and I have yet to see splintering when using it.

I think Freud has three lines, one (Diablo) is low end, Freud brand intermediate, and the industrial premium line. I've not tried a Forrest blade yet, but understand it is a wonder working blade. Just so happy with full kerf Glue Line for what I make that I just don't feel the need for a super premium blade.
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Wasn't me. No arbor play, here. And, my Freud dado blade set performs flawlessly. My gripe with Freud's saw blades has to do with the quality of the cuts. My Tenryu blades produce far better cuts. No tear outs on cross cuts and, the rips are glue ready. Freud's "Glue Line Rip" just ain't. Tenryus aren't cheap but, you do get what you pay for.
I’ve seen some variation with my Freud glue line blade in the past too but think the way I feed the stock on the table saw matters too. I’ve got nice wood guides (one i made, one i bought) now that seem to give me better results. I also true up the blade to an accurate 90 degrees frequently to avoid issues later.
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a minor bind against the fence will effect/affect the quality of cut...
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