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When they were made by freud, they were pretty good. Now that they are made by some Chinese manufacturer and just stamped with the Avanti name, they suck. Granted its a 2 pack, but for about the same price, a single Hitachi 72 tooth will probably outlast both of these and have a better cut.

I'd even prefer the dewalt series 20 construction blades over these.
 

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When they were made by freud, they were pretty good. Now that they are made by some Chinese manufacturer and just stamped with the Avanti name, they suck. Granted its a 2 pack, but for about the same price, a single Hitachi 72 tooth will probably outlast both of these and have a better cut.

I'd even prefer the dewalt series 20 construction blades over these.
I have some Hitachi miter saw blades from a while back, made in France IIRC, and very good blades.
 

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I use them for Azek/Boral Exterior trim work. They are not a horrible blade, for 90% of the contractors out there, they will do the basic job of cutting PFJ and MDF trim just fine. That being said I have been using the Makita ultra coated and the non-coated ultra polished blade for the past year when I am not doing exterior work with Boral Tru Exterior.
 
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