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    what one should i get freud 60t h-atb or ridgid 60t?

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    Re: freud or ridgid

    AFAIK, Freud makes the Ridgid Titanium series to roughly the same standards as the Diablo and TK/Avanti series. All of them are decent quality value blades. I can usually find a sale price on one of the Freud upper "Industrial" line blades (prefix "LU" or "LM") that's near the price of the comparable Diablo, TK/Avanti, or Ridgid Titanium blades, so I usually go for the better blade....bigger teeth, tighter tolerances, honed to a finer grit, etc.

    That said, which blade to choose depends on your needs and the task at hand. A Hi-ATB grind is the cleanest cutting of all....though I'm unaware of a 60T Hi-ATB in the Freud lineup. The downside is that it's also the fastest dulling, but depending on what you're cutting, it could last a fairly long time between sharpenings. If you're looking for the best cut, go with the Hi-ATB. If you're looking for the longest lasting edge in a material known to be tough on blades (ie: laminate flooring or MDF), go for a TCG. If you're looking for something in between, go with the ATB. There's alot more to choosing the proper blade than that, but it gives a rough idea of the differences.

    These links can give more info:
    http://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/ar...working&ID=353
    http://www.oldham-usa.com/Products/S...components.htm

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      Re: freud or ridgid

      Originally posted by hewood View Post
      AFAIK, Freud makes the Ridgid Titanium series to roughly the same standards as the Diablo and TK/Avanti series. All of them are decent quality value blades.
      Yes they both are made by Freud. They even come packaged in the same box when HD gets them.

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      • #4
        Re: freud or ridgid

        Originally posted by hewood View Post
        AFAIK, Freud makes the Ridgid Titanium series to roughly the same standards as the Diablo and TK/Avanti series. All of them are decent quality value blades. I can usually find a sale price on one of the Freud upper "Industrial" line blades (prefix "LU" or "LM") that's near the price of the comparable Diablo, TK/Avanti, or Ridgid Titanium blades, so I usually go for the better blade....bigger teeth, tighter tolerances, honed to a finer grit, etc.

        That said, which blade to choose depends on your needs and the task at hand. A Hi-ATB grind is the cleanest cutting of all....though I'm unaware of a 60T Hi-ATB in the Freud lineup. The downside is that it's also the fastest dulling, but depending on what you're cutting, it could last a fairly long time between sharpenings. If you're looking for the best cut, go with the Hi-ATB. If you're looking for the longest lasting edge in a material known to be tough on blades (ie: laminate flooring or MDF), go for a TCG. If you're looking for something in between, go with the ATB. There's alot more to choosing the proper blade than that, but it gives a rough idea of the differences.

        These links can give more info:
        http://www.dewalt.com/us/articles/ar...working&ID=353
        http://www.oldham-usa.com/Products/S...components.htm
        the 60t Diablo at hd says its new.its a h-atb shear point.thats what the sticker says.it that was one of my concerns about how long it would stay sharp.

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