16 Feb Thin Kerf 50-T Combination Table Saw Blade
A new 10” thin kerf combination blade from Freud (item LU83R010) is designed for general purpose use and the company says the thin kerf design draws less amperage, allows for faster feed rates, and delivers reduced amounts of material waste. The blade combines one flat tooth for ripping, followed by four alternate top bevel teeth for crosscutting, and a large gullet for effective chip clearance. It also has laser cut anti-vibration slots that Freud says practically eliminate the vibration that resonates in standard blades and there’s no need for stabilizers. The slots “drastically reduce vibration and sideways movement in the cut, extending blade life and giving a crisp, splinter-free, flawless finish”. It is treated with a Premium TiCo™ Perma-Shield™ non-stick coating that reduces blade drag while protecting the blade from corrosion and pitch build-up. The blade is ideal for crosscuts from 3/4″ to 3-1/2″ deep and rips from 3/8″ to 1-1/2″. It has a 5/8” arbor, a 10-degree hook, and 50 teeth. The kerf is 0.091″ (3/32”). We’ve seen it in the sixty-dollar range on various sites with good reviews, but Freud hadn’t posted any reviews on its own site as of February 14th.