Freud just keeps raising the bar when it comes to high performance carbide tipped saw blades. They laser cut the body of their new LU83R010 to minimize distortion, making them "truer" right from the start. Their super-slick Perma-Shield blade coating helps reduce friction and makes it resistant to resin buildup, while the thin kerf technology helps it power right through hardwoods even on lower powered contractor or benchtop style saws. Finally, Freud’s innovative Anti-Vibration technology (notice the serpentine vibration reducing slots) means this blade is unbelievably quiet, compared to most saw blades. Imported.