Freud Power Tools

Freud tools include a number of tools and accessories such as saws, saw blades, router bits, drill bits, joiners, routers, sanders, planers, grinders, and other rotary tools. Freud Power Tools produces what the company calls the most precise cutting tools possessing both a long cutting life and a quality finish. They are produced in quality-certified facilities in Italy and Switzerland, with carbide utilized in many products to extend life and performance.

What types of blades does Freud offer?

Freud tools offers different types of blades depending on the particulars of a woodworking project, but the most common types of saw blades are combination blades and general-purpose blades although there are also pruning blades and others. Simply put, the difference between the two groups of saw blades rests in that they are created for different cutting purposes. General-purpose blades cut through most types of material, including both laminated wood and plywood. Combination blades are used to rip or cross-cut. The following are a few specific carbide tools offered to woodworkers:

  • Super Dado: a titanium-based saw blade plus carbide tip used with table saws or radial arm saws
  • Diablo Ultra-Fine Circular Saw Blade
  • Freud Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade
  • Diablo Metal Grinding Blade for Angle Grinders

What are Freud bit assemblies?

Freud tools tongue and groove bit assemblies are easy to use and resist wear in cutting several pieces before they need sharpening, according to users. The router bits are balanced individually, creating a precise cut. Features of Freud tools router bits are as follows:

  • The router bits are made of TiCo (titanium-cobalt) high-density carbide.
  • These router bits are versatile and can be used to mill molding of many sizes, configurations, and shapes.
  • Opposing shear angles on the tongue cutter create a professional finish.
  • An adjustable tongue and groove bit set creates accurate groove joints for a variety of projects.

What router is needed for the drill bit assemblies?

You will need one that is 2-1/4 inches or larger for most of Freud's bit assemblies. You will also need some other items to work on your cutting, including

  • A sturdy table and fence.
  • A variety of bits, which are available in Freud's Architectural Molding Series.

How do you measure Freud's Dial-A-Width Dado for your saw?

There are a few ways to make sure a saw blade fits your saw. Some manufacturers limit the diameter to 6 or 8 inches or limit the width of your saw blade. You also need to check available throat sizes on your saw. To ensure the Freud saw blade will fit your saw, follow this advice:

  • Read the instruction manual for your saw.
  • Check the inside arbor flange diameter to make sure it's under 2-1/2 inches.
  • Check your arbor nut. It should be no more than 1-3/16 inches.
  • Measure your arbor length, then subtract the arbor nut thickness. The arbor length must be at least 1-3/32 inches to use a 3/4-inch saw blade.