Freud LU85 Ultimate Cutoff Blade - an accurate name

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Review by Class1E posted 11-29-2012 03:22 AM 5576 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchased this blade to replace the OEM blade on my G0690 table saw. As i was cutting the kerf in my crosscut sled, I noticed that the OEM blade was wobbling very slightly. I decided it was about time to replace that blade with two dedicated blades, one for rip cuts, the other for cross cuts.
This was the blade I purchased for cross cuts. My first use for this blade was to trim the edges on my end-grain cutting board to square it up and remove the rough edges after flattening. I used the blade with my new cross cut sled to provide a perfectly square reference to the blade and zero clearance capability. The blade cut through the 1.25 in thick cutting board like there was nothing there. It even took a very neat 0.01 in thick (yes I measured it, and I’m aware I’m a dork) piece about 11 in long off one side of the cutting board (see picture above). I was very impressed by that! I needed a new book mark anyway. :) I’m very happy with this blade so far, and I expect it will continue to perform this well. I look forward to making more sawdust with it.

-- Brady

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 11:28 AM

I fully agree with your review, Freud blades are excellent especially at the price they sale for.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 01:46 PM

Agree it is a great blade and will serve you well for many years. Mine is so old it has the black teflon coat—my saw sharpener (Ballew Saw & Tool here in Springfield, MO) made fun of how dated it was when I finally took it in to be sharpened last summer. Just be sure to keep it clean and it will continue to cut clean.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 02:51 PM

thanks for the review

-- Joel

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 04:58 PM

Freud, as what I’ve heard ,is one of the world’s best in manufacturing tools for wood work but I’m not really pleased with their saw blades yet maybe because I’d never tried using one :D . Anyway, thanks for the review .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 05:45 PM

I noticed there was no zero insert for saw blade in the picture.
You could get an even better cut with one.

-- Roger

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 04:56 AM

Freud, Best saw blades and router bits as in sharpest, longest lasting, accurate and price point. No cheap carbide with these guys.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#7 posted 12-02-2012 02:53 AM

I’ve got a Freud thin kerf on my TS and it cuts sweet. Very stable blade.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 12:58 PM

I have one of these that I have never used! I have been so happy with the 50T Freud that I have gotten lazy when I need some shear cuts. Good review. I will remember this and get off my butt and put this blade on the TS! Thanks for the review.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 12-07-2012 02:19 PM

I have one that did a fantastic work but the last time I used it, I had chipping.
I wonder why.
May I hit as nail or something.
I looked at it but I could not see anything abnormal.

-- Bert

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