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It works just as good as any of the blades and is cheaper. This makes it better, IMO. I've tried the festool, makita, and freud. I use the freud more then any of them. The only thing that could be an issue is sometimes the red Perma-Shield coating can rub off on your cut. But this is rare for me. It only matters if I leave a space on my seam board and you look down through it. But like I said its small potatoes. I still use my freuds more often.
 

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Is the kerf the same as the now uniform festool blade kerf? Would be nice to swap between both and have it align correct on the splinter guard.
 

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My question I guess is because there are many times when I am ripping close to the edge of a sheet, half on half off, where blade deflection and runoff is a concern. I have had zero issues with the festool blade, it hold a true line. I didn't know Tenryu or Forrest made a blade for it either. I can't justify a Forrest, that is a ridiculous price.
 

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I haven't used the Freud, but wouldn't think deflection wod be an issue with a blade that small. I guess it's possible, though. Agree the Forrest blade is ridiculously expensive. I don't know how it could produce any better cut than the Festool, which is pretty much perfect anyway.
 

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I've also wondered about those blades. My biggest concern was the kerf, it would be great to see one in person to compare.

I also like the 28 tooth blade better than the stock 48. I had trouble ripping through some cedar the first week I had the saw and stopped at my dealer for the 28, made a huge difference and the cuts are as good as the 48. I would have bought the Freud if they carried them.

Warner where do you get your Tenryu blades?
 

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For 30 bucks a piece for the freud 28, its almost more economical to buy new instead of sharpen
 

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WarnerConstInc. said:
It costs 6 bucks to sharpen the 28t and 10 for the 48t.

My original 48t festool blade was over 5 years old and still had several more years of sharpening left in the carbide.
The only sharpner in town charges a $1 a tooth. I might have to ship them south to your guy
 

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The only sharpner in town charges a $1 a tooth. I might have to ship them south to your guy
No kidding! Does your sharpener do out of area work Darcy?
 
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