Freud engineers have discovered the ultimate combination of fused tooth grind geometry, blade body rigidity, precise tensioning, a special carbide blend and superior carbide brazing, non-stick Perma-SHIELD® coating and high performance anti-vibration – all working together in concert to provide the ultimate cut. One blade does it all. Whether you’re ripping or crosscutting, a Premier Fusion blade will tackle any project.
The Perma-SHIELD® coating covers the blade plate and cutting edge in a protective layer, reducing heat build-up. Perma-SHIELD® blades resist binding in large volume cutting, reducing subsequent blade warp. The coating lubricates the blade, allowing it to spin freely, and eliminates pitch and debris build-up on the blade.
Laser-cut anti-vibration slots drastically reduce vibration and sideways movement in the cut - extending blade life, and giving a crisp, swirl-free flawless finish
The combination of unique design and special polymer filler in the anti-vibration slots reduces vibration above and beyond any other blade, resulting in superior performance
Unique side grind polishes the material to produce a superior finish
No stabilizers needed
Perma-SHIELD® Non-Stick Coating is a state-of-the-art coating formulation that is superior to any today, and will withstand the toughest woodworking applications. Like Silver I.C.E.™, Perma-SHIELD® eliminates pitch and debris build-up reducing down time for cleaning
Features Ti-Co™ Hi-Density Carbide General Purpose Blend for maximum performance
1) Submitted by
Steve Clodfelter, from Bridgeport, IL
I teach in a local high school, I use this blade as my general purpose blade. Softwoods, hardwoods, plywood. Very pleased, leaves little to no splintering, good smooth cuts. I agree there are even higher quality blades out there but this is pretty good bang for your buck!!!
2) Submitted by
Bill Huber, from Haslet, TX
This blade is excellent for a general use blade, it rips and cross cut very good and I use it for just about all my cutting.
3) Submitted by
Fred D Jones, from Longview, TX
I cut some plywood,MDF and pine. Crosscuts were Excellent and Rip cuts in pine were Very Very Good!!! With no splintering.
4) Submitted by
David Selwyn, from Las Crucws, NM
I purchased it 2 weeks ago. Wow! It cuts like butter 8/4 maple and absolutely clean.
5) Submitted by
Fred Rist, from Aberdeen, SD
Over-rated by the magazines. Cutting well but leaves tooth marks. I have better blades.
6) Submitted by
Michael Sargent, from Urbana, IL
This is hands down the best value blade on the retail market. Freud may have better industrial blades costing several times this price, but these have very special uses. Those other blades, which cost much more suffer by comparison. It sounds to me like Fred Rist's saw needs to be retuned/repaired. If the blade was at fault, Freud will gladly replace it and find out why it failed to perform for Fred. The blade can only perform as well as the saw on which it is used.
7) Submitted by
Joe Sacco, from Westmont , IL
I have my own woodworking shop with over 50 years of woodworking experience and have used every quality blade on the market. The Freud 40T Hi ATB Fusion Iin no way compares to the Forrest WWII ATB. The quality of the cross cut and rip of the WWII is unmatched by the Freud Fusion. If you are going to spend $100 on this type of blade, spend somewhat more and purchase the WWII. The results will speak for the superior cutting quality of the WWII.
8) Submitted by
Dr. Russ Elgin, from Dunsmuir, CA
Please ignore my previous comment -- I dropped my mouse and lost everything.
This blade is very spendy, but well worth it. It cuts as advertised. I did quite a bit of paneling with T & G cedar which is quite soft, and the cuts were like glass, with absolutely no splintering on either the top or bottom of the cut. I recommend it highly.
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