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    freud thin kerf glue line rip blade - evaluation

    I needed a new blade for ripping and figured I try one of these.



    I was escialy suprized at how quite it was when I turned on the saw. I took a piece of hard maple 4/4 and ripped away, it cut like butter. Now for the real test.



    It passed big time, I can highly reccomend it.
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    I've got a couple red Freud thin kerf rip blades and a thin kerf crosscut blade, and I love 'em. I haven't used the Glue Line models, but I consistently get rip cuts that are ready for glue-up straight off the saw.

    BTW, what's the "real test" in the photo? All I see is a kinda blurry piece of wood. Could be 1/4" thick for all I can see in the pic.
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    Here's another shot.

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    I just used it to rip 14 boards, both sides for some glue up I'll be doing in the morning. The 28th rip was just a true as the first.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    BTW, what's the "real test" in the photo? All I see is a kinda blurry piece of wood. Could be 1/4" thick for all I can see in the pic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Here's another shot.

    So there! A clean rip cut right off the saw is a joy forever. I have been very happy with all my Freud blades.
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    me too!!!, i think they are just as good as the wwII and less money. i use the full kerf model and it does the same quality of cut.
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    Another vote for the red blades. Good stuff for the price.

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    +1 for me too for the red ones.
    cheers

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    I have the full kerf version of that blade, and it's great. It, and the Forrest WWII are my 'go to' blades.
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    I bought the glue up regular kerf red freud before I owned a jointer.
    It does a pretty neat job of it. I first ripped it in Tods jig to straighten it out, then ripped with the freud, got pretty straight glue up.
    ONly thing I notice, is that I have to feed it in a bit slower than a regular blade. Not sure why, maybe its me or my TS, but a slower feed rate works better for me with that blade.
    My new tool guy told me he has a great guy to sharpen blades, at 17 bucks a pop.
    Dont know if thats high, but I figure for around here, I wont do much better if its a good job.
    I picked up an Amana blade this week, for 35 bucks. Looks solid, havent used it yet.

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