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on August 31, 2013
I ordered this blade based on the negative hook, tooth count, thin kerf, and that Freud has a good reputation and I've used their other products all without issue. This particular LU91 seemed to get through the factory without final QC. First of all there was a residue in the shape of squares on the back of the blade positioned over each of the laser cut anti-vibration slots. There was also a hard epoxy glue substance built up along the curved laser cut anti-vibration slots. It was actually higher than the carbide teeth. It took close to 30 minutes to scrape this off with razor blades and fine sandpaper.
The only other issue I have is that this blade is not as sharp as others, and leaves visible circular marks that you can feel. Perhaps this one never went through the final polishing or sharpening, who knows. I've used and paid far more than this for a blade, but I'd expect better than this from Freud for a blade in this range. Something is simply not quite right with this particular blade. My Bosch saw is set up as square as can be, and I tried two other blades that didn't exhibit this issue. I simply cannot use this for any woodworking.
I have contacted the company just to report this in the even that they want to look into it, I believe each blade has an etched batch/serial number.