Recently I spent about 20 hours using a LU83R010 Thin Kerf Combination 10″ saw blade made by Freud. I have to say that I was very favorably impressed. I used the freud blade as a constant during a table saw test. I wanted to make sure that each saw had exactly the same cutter & to remove at least one variable. But during the test my attention was regularly drawn to the ultra high quality cut that the Thin Kerf blade was delivering. This 50-tooth combo blade is meant to be your classic shop workhorse. It’s not a melamine blade & but when I cut melamine with it there was virtually no chip-out to be seen. When I ripped dimension lumber, both the work piece and the falling stock had almost no saw marks. Mitering the dimension lumber & the same results. In other words, this saw blade is truly a smooth operator.
By virtue of the fact that I used five different table sawswith the same type of saw blade, I was able to evaluate how the LU83R010 Thin Kerf Combination 10″ saw blade preformed in tools of excellent quality and questionable quality: the answer was very well. While it was apparent that a poor table saw produced poorer saw cuts, the freud blade certainly made the best of a bad situation.
Folks often ask me if there is a true quality difference between saw blades, and the answer is yes. In this case, I have absolutely no hesitation recommending the LU83R010 Thin Kerf Combination 10″ saw blade as a tool that will enhance your woodworking experience and provide excellent service. It’s available from amazon for a street price of around $45.