Bought one last year for the same price. Very nice blade!
What is the point of the post? Do you like it? Dislike it? I have nothing against freud blades. In fact, I recently bought a freud avanti for my circular saw, and I think it is great.
I received an email from amazon with the information and thought it might interest someone on the forum. Why do you think there was any other motive. I also have freud and a WWII and think they both are good but one is better. But that is just my opinion and really doesn't affect others.
This has always been a favorite of mine for saws < 3hp. It used to retail for $45 and go on sale for ~ $36. Now that it's ~ $55, I tend to recommend going with the Infinity 010-060 with Hi-ATB grind for $70, or the Freud Avanti TK406 for ~ $35. The Infinity is better at crosscuts and ply, and the TK406 is very similar to the LU88 for much less money.