I have used Freud up till this blade. I will never look back, this blade cut through Purpleheart and left no blade marks at all. A first for my old table saw. The review of these blades by Jonathan was invaluable and helped me become a better woodworker.
Read all of the reviews and comments on multiple websites and decided to give this one a try. I have Freud and Forrest blades for the table saw and have been pleased with their cuts. I just finished cutting up some Jatoba, red oak and hard maple for three different projects and the results were great. Very clean rips and crosscuts once I got the feel for the speed that I needed to maintain with the new blade. I actually was going too slow and getting some burn marks in all three of the woods and speeding the rate up solved that problem. Recommend this blade - especially when it is on sale!
I have been using this blade to rip and crosscut hickory. It cuts smooth without burning the wood. My new favorite blades! I purchased some 6.5" cmt blades for my circular saw. Same result, these blades are outstanding.
Another fabulous blade.
I decided to give this blade a try...I have to say...I think it's an amazing blade. It rips and crosscuts like a knife through butter leaving a fine cut behind. No splintering. And even though it's not necessarily a factor - it's actually a really eye pleasing too. Beautiful chrome blade. I'm a relatively noob to woodcrafting...but I've tried a few blades...as an all purpose blade that produces fine and accurate cuts....get this one!