When someone mentions Freud around the shop you think jacket patches and “tell me about your mother,” right? What you should be thinking is long-lasting crosscut blades.
The TiCo Hi-Density laser cut blades from Freud feature the distinctive red “perma-shield” coating that (they claim) almost eliminates heat from cutting friction. The red shielding also resists corrosion and resin build-up that can shorten the lifespan of your blade after repeated use.
Freud states that their blades last at least 2 times longer than the standard cross cut blades, but quality doesn’t come cheap: The “perma-sheild” blades will set you back $45 to $65 depending on size.