New Freud Technology Provides Incredible Rip &Crosscuts Even in Plywood!
Years ago I bought my first Freud Combination blade – an LU84M011 – arguably the most popular combination blade they have ever made. I doubted that a combination blade could provide acceptable rips and crosscuts, but I could only afford one blade. I was amazed by the performance, and it was the standard blade on my saw for all but the most meticulous work (once I could afford a second blade).
Freud’s new Fusion blade has simply set a new standard for combination blades - in fact, it has set a new standard for all blades! A new Hi-ATB(Alternate Top Bevel)tooth geometry and double side grind combined with a new polymer filling for the vibration dampening slots provides exceptionally smooth cut-surface finishes in both ripping and cross-cutting operations, and has virtually eliminated chipping and splintering of the top and bottom surfaces. In addition, advancements in plate stiffening and tensioning, brazing methods, and carbide formulations have all come together to help create the most technologically advanced blade available.
The Freud Fusion is ideal for use ripping hardwoods from 3/8” to 1-1/2” thick, and crosscutting hardwoods veneered plywood, and laminated materials from 3/4” to 3-1/2” thick (depending upon blade diameter). All Fusion blades have Freud’s exclusive, tough, non-stick Perma-SHIELD™ coating to reduce pitch buildup, heat build-up caused by friction, and blade drag. .098” thick laser cut steel plate, a .126” wide kerf, and an 18 degree hook angle. Made in Italy.