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#1 posted 01-11-2018 07:18 PM

At one time the Diablo blades were made in Italy from the same materials, on the same machines, and to the same standards as the Freud Industrial line….they just had less carbide and offered fewer choices. Not sure if that s still true, as I ve heard some claims that at least some of the Diablo line is now made in China.

The Irwin Marples, CMT ITK Plus, Tenryu Rapid Cut, and DeWalt Precision Trim series are all decent value for performance and price. I would not recommend the Avanti or Avanti Pro blades for fine woodworking…just not enough better than a stock OEM blade to bother with.

- knotscott

I don’t know how updated Freud keep their web site but they still calm they are made in Italy Switzerland.

I emailed Freud back in Dec of 2017 about where there router bit were made. This is what freud said then
To [email protected]
CC Customer Service (PTNF/LOG)
12/04/17 at 9:57 AM
This message contains blocked images.

McCracken Charles (PTNF/LOG2) <cmccracken>

All Freud router bits are produced in our factory in Udine, Italy.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,

Charles McCracken
Operations Technical Manager

Freud America, Inc

218 Feld Ave

High Point, NC 27263

To: Customer Service (PTNF/LOG) <customerservice>
Subject: Frued made in china

According to this web page the Freud Lock Miter bit is made in China. Is that true? Is that a misprint?

I don’t believe any of their saw blades are made in China either. To say that they are and not know for sure could damage their reputation. Not good IMO.

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