Freud rolls out new saw blades at IWF

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Freud America introduced two redesigned general-purpose saw blades at IWF 2014, the 10” Premier Fusion Blades featuring the company’s Fusion Trio tooth design.

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The blades are offered in two models: the standard kerf P410 and thin kerf P410T. Each features what Freud refers to as a special grind for the top, sides, and face of each tooth.

“Professional and enthusiast woodworkers can now enjoy even better performance from our next generation Premier Fusion general purpose blades,” Freud president and CEO Russell Kohl says. “With the new Fusion Trio tooth grind, this blade will effortlessly glide through material and provide flawless rip cuts and cross cuts.”

The company says the blades have a 30-degree, high alternate top bevel, meaning that the teeth alternate between a right- and left-hand bevel, to produce a flawless finish on the top and bottom of all materials, including plywood and melamine. A double-sided grind produces polished cuts, while the newly added axial shear face grind with a block tooth design improves feed rate and reduces amp draw on the saw’s motor.

“Through the combination of these radical new grinds, the next-generation Premier Fusion blade delivers the controlled, flawless crosscuts and ripping in laminates, melamine, veneered plywood, hardwoods, softwoods and thick stock lumber. It is ideal for use in sliding miter saws, table saws and radial arm saws,” Kohl adds.

The blades are made from titanium and cobalt high-density carbide and also feature Freud’s Perma-Shield non-stick coating.

The standard kerf sells for about $136. The think kerf costs about $110.

Contact: Freud Tools. Tel: 800-334-4107. www.freudtools.com

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue.

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