Freud LU74R010 10-Inch 80 Tooth Thin Kerf Ultimate Cut-Off Saw Blade
A versatile addition to your work kit, the 10-inch Freud LU74R010 Thin Kerf Cut-Off Saw Blade offers easy feeding, reduced waste, and the ability to achieve glass-smooth finishes with underpowered saws. Featuring 80 teeth with alternating bevels and TiCo high-density carbide tips, a unique side-grind setup that polishes material as you cut through it, and Freud’s insulating, antistick Perma-SHIELD coating, this blade is built to deliver top results over the long haul.
LU74R010 Thin Kerf Ultimate Cut-Off Saw BladeAt a Glance:
- Ideal for smooth crosscuts in materials that are 1/4 to 1-5/8 inches thick
- Heavy-duty plate with laser-cut, anti-vibration slots
- Tough Perma-Shield coating reduces friction and heat buildup
Technical Specs:CoatingPerma-SHIELDDiameter10″Teeth80 ATBArbor5/8″Kerf (K).091Plate (P).071Depth of Cut
Unique Side Grind polishes the material to produce a superior finish Thin Kerf allows for easier feeding and reduced wasteAlternating-Top-Bevel Teeth Combine with Unique Side-Grind for Smooth Finishes.
This thin kerf blade’s 80-tooth, alternating-top-bevel (ATB) configuration features teeth that face both left and right–a versatile setup that’s ideal for crosscuts and general use. And thanks to unique side-grinding technology, the blade produces glass smooth surfaces when crosscutting hard- and softwoods. It’s a strong pick for miter box applications, and because thin kerf blades remove less material than standard carbide blades, they require less horsepower to produce smooth, accurate results when cutting.
This blade is designed for optimal performance when cutting materials that are 1/4 to 1-5/8 inches thick, including hard- and softwood, chipboard, and plywood. The blade can also handle ripping and working with laminate, and it can tackle thinner or thicker materials. However, some loss of surface finish may occur when it is used outside its ideal range. It has a 5/8-inch arbor and produces a 0.091 kerf.
Well-Balanced, Anti-Vibration Design
This Freud blade is precision balanced and pretensioned for truer cuts under heavy loads. It also features laser-cut, anti-vibration slots that reduce chatter for a cleaner finish, longer blade life, and reduced noise while you work. And because the entire blade is laser cut from high-strength steel, you can trust that it will stay stable, flat, and true, even after prolonged use. Furthermore, this well-balanced, anti-vibration design means there’s no need to use add-on stabilizers with this blade.
High-Density Carbide for Maximum Cutting Performance
This thin-kerf saw blade’s 80 teeth are finished with tips made from Freud’s application-specific TiCo high-density carbide “crosscut blend.” Formulated to help the blade maintain a sharp cutting edge in the face of demanding crosscut applications, this blend is extra hard–due to more high-density tungsten carbide than other TiCo blends–and it still offers the full mix of improved corrosion resistance, heat resistance, and impact resistance that you expect from TiCo.
With teeth that start out sharper and deliver improved edge retention, the blade can go longer between sharpening and will hold up longer–saving you time and money.
Perma-SHIELD Coating Reduces Friction and Heat Buildup
Built to withstand tough use in less-than-ideal conditions, this blade is finished with Freud’s red Perma-SHIELD–a non-stick coating that reduces friction and nearly eliminates the heat buildup that excess friction can cause. By providing complete thermal insulation, this coating protects your tools and your work surface. And it resists binding when the blade is used for large-volume cutting applications, which reduces blade warp.
As a lubricating feature, Perma-SHIELD allows the blade to spin freely while reducing stress on the motor and carriage of your saw. In addition, this coating helps prevent debris collection and resin or “pitch” buildup. Since gummy pitch buildup causes extra drag on the motor of your saw, less buildup is another little convenience that translates into longer tool life and longer blade life. It also means less downtime for blade cleaning, so you get jobs done faster.
This industrial saw blade is backed by Freud’s limited lifetime warranty.
About Freud: A History of Innovative Manufacturing
An industry leader for more than 50 years, Freud America, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of superior carbide cutting tools for the woodworking industry. Freud is one of the few manufacturers of woodworking tools in the world that produces its own MicroGrain Carbide with Titanium, called TiCo, a high-density combination of Titanium and Cobalt.
By producing their own carbide, Freud has the unique ability to formulate each tool for each specific application, thereby maximizing the cutting life and performance of the tool. Freud’s full line of high-quality, woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaper cutters, power tools, and more.
What’s in the Box
Freud LU74R010 Thin Kerf Cut-Off Saw Blade with Perma-SHIELD–10-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arbor, 80-tooth design.
From the Manufacturer
Industrial Thin Kerf Ultimate cut-off blade 10-inch 80 tooth ATB. For cutting hardwood, softwood and moldings. 5/8-inch arbor-coated blade. Great for use on underpowered saws.