This heavy-duty thin kerf blade is good for crosscutting thick hardwoods and softwoods and thinner stock materials. The ideal working range is from 3/4" to 3-1/2" thick for crosscutting, and 1/4" to 1" thick for ripping. Thinner or thicker material may be cut, but some loss of surface finish may occur.
Freud has customized their LU86R blade especially for track saws, giving this blade extra hook angle. The 12° hook angle allows for a smooth, easy cut with a handheld saw. At 160mm in diameter, this blade will fit the Festool TS-55 saw family, the DeWalt DWS520 track saw, and Makita SP600K track saw.
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.
The LU86R blade is also available in standard blade diameters.