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    Glue line blade

    i was about to pull the trigger on a Freud Glue Line Rip blade but read some
    not so encouraging remarks.
    Anything better or go with it?

    cutting almost all pine on 2hp TS

    thanks
    rich

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    I know there are positive and negative reviews on it. I really like mine and a good value.

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    I use mine for all my ripping. With a well tuned saw it gives excellent results. I used to use a thin kerf blade, but when it needed replaced, I purchased the Glue Line blade. I don't notice any difference in cutting speed and the quality of the cut is better.
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    I have one and love it.
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    I typically use Forrest WW blades and was skeptical about the Freud glue line rip blade. No longer, after purchasing the Freud LM72R010 standard kerf blade, I now use it for all of my ripping with excellent results. As mentioned earlier, a well aligned and tuned saw is important for good results.

    Edit: I noticed that my blade is the 24 tooth blade and not the 30 tooth blade. Freud calls it a heavy duty rip blade and states glue line rips on the blade. My experience is that it works as advertised, however I can't comment on the 30 tooth blade as I have no direct experience with that model.
    Last edited by Dick Mahany; 07-27-2019 at 12:13 PM.
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    Richard

    The Freud is a nice blade. I use it with good results.
    For comparison, I also have rip blades by Forrest and CMT, and I've never seen any difference. They are all used on a 2HP, General 50-220, Hybrid table saw.
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    The Freud glue line is in my TS (2 hp Grizzly) 80% of the time and gives me glue up ready cuts. (unless operator error creeps in)

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    A good blade will make things seem wonderful. A good blade is only part of the equation. A well aligned saw will cut pretty clean with a merely decent blade. Even a great blade will always leave marks on a misaligned saw. My point is that a new blade may not be the fix you're after. Just food for thought.

    Here's a rip on some beech with a well-tuned Craftsman tablesaw and a random 24 tooth FTG blade.

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    I'm very happy with my GLR.
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    I've always thought "Glue Line" was a marketing gimmick created to draw a non existant distinction from other ripping blades. Personally, I quit using any coated blade long ago. They always seem to gum up faster, then aren't machined well enough underneath to clean up easily once you've scrubbed off the coating. I've grown fond of Amana's A.G.E. line and get excellent results from their rip blades.

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    i ordered the blade, should be in monday.
    thanks for everybodys input

    rich

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