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Freud LU85R008 8-Inch 64 Tooth ATB Ultimate Cut-Off Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating

by Freud

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  • 8 inch, 64TPI ATB, 5/8 inch arbor
  • Ultimate cutoff blade
  • Hardwood & softwood
  • Glass smooth finish on cut
  • Perma-SHIELD coating reduces friction
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number LU85R008
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 12 x 0.2 inches
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Item model numberLU85R008
Item Package Quantity1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #221,899 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableNovember 8, 1999

Product Description

The 8-inch Freud LU85R008 Ultimate Cut-Off Saw Blade delivers fast, accurate crosscuts and leaves glass-smooth finishes that eliminate the need for sanding. Featuring 64 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, Perma-SHIELD coating, this blade is built to deliver top results over the long haul.

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LU85R008 Ultimate Cut-Off Saw Blade
At 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:
Teeth64 ATB
Kerf (K).116
Plate (P).098
Depth of Cut
Depth of Cut
Recommended Use and Cut Quality
Unique Side GrindUnique Side Grind polishes the material to produce a superior finish
Laser-Cut Anti-Vibration SlotsLaser-Cut Anti-Vibration Slots drastically reduce vibration and sideways movement in the cut extending blade life, and giving a crisp, flawless finish
ATB Teeth with Side-Grinding for Glass-Smooth Finishes
This cut-off blade's 64-tooth alternating-top-bevel (ATB) configuration features teeth that face both left and right--a versatile setup that's ideal for crosscuts in hard- and softwood, as well as general use. And thanks to the unique side-grind on each tooth, the blade smoothes work surfaces as it cuts through them. This leaves you with a super-smooth, high-quality finish that doesn't need to be sanded down.

This blade is designed for optimal performance when crosscutting wood that is 1/4 to 1-5/8 inches thick, or when cutting chipboard and plywood that is less than 1-inch thick. The blade can also handle ripping wood 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 0.116 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 cut-off saw blade's 64 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 including 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 LU85R008 Ultimate Cut-Off Saw Blade with Perma-SHIELD--8-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arbor, 64-tooth design.

Carbide Grade Chart

Product Description

This superior carbide-tipped blade gives glass-smooth finishes when crosscutting hardwoods and softwoods, so no sanding is required. It also minimizes tear-out. What makes this blade so special is the unique side grinding of each tooth. The teeth actually polish the material as the blade cuts. With a finish this perfect you wont need stabilizers! New laser-cut anti-vibration slots practically eliminate the vibration that resonates in standard blades. 5/8" arbor .116 kerf

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By D. Zander on June 6, 2014
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I own a high end millwork shop and we have 5 miter saws. I replaced two of the blades with this blade and my guys were shocked at how nice the cut was... like glass. It's not a thin kerf, but I don't like thin kerf for crosscut, I like the sturdiness of a heavier blade... makes a much nicer cut. We ended up replacing all of the blades and all is good in the world.
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By Rita on December 16, 2012
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Well made blade. Holds up well and sharpens nice for a longer life.
Others cheaper, but you pay for what you get!
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