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Does anyone know, please, what the difference is between the various Freud circular saw blade ranges?

I looked on their UK site and couldn't find anything useful on the subject. Their Diablo ones weren't even mentioned there. I see various ones on Amazon and wondered what the difference was between the different Freud brandings, assuming other characteristics were the same.

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Does anyone know, please, what the difference is between the various Freud circular saw blade ranges?

I looked on their UK site and couldn't find anything useful on the subject. Their Diablo ones weren't even mentioned there. I see various ones on Amazon and wondered what the difference was between the different Freud brandings, assuming other characteristics were the same.

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Hi Peter - Try this link:
Freud Tools - Industrial Blades

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Hi Peter, +1 on John's post this gives about all the info you might need about the usage of the various blades. I've talked to a Freud Rep once and he had said that the Quality control on every blade is the same as they are all basically made on the same machines only different set ups. I find that I almost always use the Freud blades that I have over the others. They are a very good blade for the money.

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Thanks for this guys. I looked on the link but the Diablo ones weren't mentioned. I eventually found them on another site Diablo Saw Blades 10

I'm still wondering why they are not on the main Freud site and how they differ from those there, as they are obviously made by Freud and are described as premium blades.

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The industrial line seems like they will withstand more sharpening. The carbide seems a little thicker

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Peter,

I own a Diablo 10" 60T crosscut blade that I use on my miter saw. Keep in mind the Diablo line is primarily made for the contractor and construction industry, and is a thin kerf blade. If you plan on using this blade on your table saw you may have to remove or modify your riving knife or splitter.
Try the Freud Fusion Premium blade. It's a full kerf blade and one of the most highly rated blades you can by. Amazon sells them for ~$99.

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The thin kerf designs are better suited for portable & low powered saws then the full kerf designs. They take less power to cut thru your material.

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The thin kerf designs are better suited for portable & low powered saws then the full kerf designs. They take less power to cut thru your material.
I bought the Premier Fusion thin kerf at Woodcraft for my 20 year old Delta contractor's saw. The cut is SMOOTH!
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Peter,

I own a Diablo 10" 60T crosscut blade that I use on my miter saw. Keep in mind the Diablo line is primarily made for the contractor and construction industry, and is a thin kerf blade. If you plan on using this blade on your table saw you may have to remove or modify your riving knife or splitter.

Good luck.
Thanks Joe. I think that answers the question. The significance of thin kerf blades in table saws hadn't occurred to me before as I think all my blades on that and the sliding mitresaw have 1/8 kerfs and I've no wider ones. My immediate interest is an 80T 10" Diablo for the sliding mitre saw.

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

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