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Freud LU88R009 9-Inch 54 Tooth ATB Thin Kerf Crosscutting and Ripping Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating

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9-Inch 54 Tooth ATB Thin Kerf Crosscutting and Ripping Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating

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Key Features

  • Laser cut blade bodies and expansion slots
  • Kickback reducing design
  • Perma-SHIELD coating
  • Covered by Freud's limited lifetime warranty

Package Details

Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Package Size: 9.3 x 9 x 0.5 inches

Product Description

The 9-inch Freud LU88R009 Thin Kerf Fine Finish Crosscut Saw Blade delivers quick, smooth crosscuts in hard- and softwoods and moldings--even when you're using an underpowered saw. Its alternating top bevel teeth feature thick TiCo high-density carbide tips designed to last. And thanks to Freud's Perma-SHIELD coating, which reduces friction to prevent heat build-up, it pulls less than traditional blades and allows for more powerful cutting.

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LU88R009 Thin Kerf Fine Finish Crosscut Saw Blade
At a Glance:

  • Ideal for crosscutting hard- or softwood that's 1/2 to 2-3/4 inches thick
  • Heavy-duty plate with laser-cut, anti-vibration slots
  • Tough Perma-SHIELD coating reduces friction and heat buildup
Technical Specs:
Teeth54 ATB
Kerf (K).090
Plate (P).071
Depth of Cut
Depth of Cut
Recommended Use and Cut Quality
Thin KerfThin Kerf reduces waste and feeds easier
Positive Hook AnglePositive Hook Angle produce a smoother cut and allow for a faster feed rate
Thin-Kerf and ATB Teeth for Fine Finishes with Underpowered Saws
A versatile blade that delivers the fine finish you need for decorative moldings and other precision work, this thin-kerf crosscut saw blade offers a configuration with 54 alternating-top-bevel (ATB) teeth and positive hook angles. This means it provides you with smoother cuts, and it can handle fast feed rates.

It's ideal for crosscutting hard- or softwoods that are 1/2 to 2-3/4 inches thick, and it also provides good results when cutting plywood and chipboard or when ripping wood. The blade can also handle 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 0.090 kerf.

Plus, because this thin-kerf blade removes less material than standard carbide blades, it wastes less material and requires less horsepower to produce smooth, clean results.

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.

High-Density Carbide for Maximum Cutting Performance
This crosscutting saw blade's 54 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 LU88R009 Thin Kerf Fine Finish Crosscut Saw Blade--9-inch diameter, 5/8-inch arbor, 54-tooth design.

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From the Manufacturer

The LU87R series blades are the blade to pick when you want clean, fast, glue line rip cuts with less drain on your saw and less material waste. Industrial Perma-SHIELD coating on the laser cut, hardened steel blade bodies keeps the blade cool and straight in t

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