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Most are going to tell you the Forrest woodworker 2, thaere are several others that are as good. Carbide processers makes one equal to the fore mentioned .  Just wait a bit and you'll be flooded with opinions.

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Freud industrial blades are very good for their cost. I use separate rip/crosscut blades now but was happy with the results of my Freud combo blade before switching. Diablo blades are OK but the industrial line is much better for not much more money. 

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Freud Premier Fusion has excellent cut quality, according to FWW as good as any at any price. It won't break the bank either. I've been using one for several years and like it a lot.

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I think this question should be answered differently. Are there any blades that don't produce good results at $100 or more? $75 or more?

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That's the thing.. What the price range? You can specify a $150 blade only to find out they only want to spend $75..

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So much of total cost is number of re-grinds. It begs the question, are you likely to sharpen or replace?

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Forrest Woodworker II is a great choice for a single blade. I much prefer Freud separates for all of my fine woodworking and keep the WWII primarily for sheet goods. FWIW you can buy 2 Freud industrial blades one glue line rip and one crosscut for the same money and IMHO get better cut quality.

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I use the wood worker II almost exclusively except for plywood. I have an 80 tooth Frued blade that I have had for years for that.

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I've had expensive Forrest blades, I've had cheap blades that come with saws. unless your using a blade that is obviously junk i don't know that there is much difference. Get one that has thicker carbide and can be resharpened. Forrest, Freud, CMT, Ridge carbide, Infinity, & many more. Just find the one in your budget. Find a company locally that will sharpen saw blades and keep your blades clean and sharp. This alone has the biggest impact. Cleaning is a once per large project for me.

I prefer Freud Industrial they are a great balance of cost and quality. I have a forrest woodworker II and never use it i don't think their quality matches their price.

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