"I recently finished a project with 14 raised panels. I raised them with your insert panel cutter. Over the years, I have used many different "premium" cutters. Yours is by far the best I have ever used. I congratulate you on this superb system."
"I have recently purchased the Infinity Combo-Max saw blade and Glue Joint Router Bit. I am totally pleased with these tools. I have owned many different saw blades and router bits in my 50 years of woodworking and these rank among the best I have owned."
Most woodworkers would love to have one saw blade that performs excellent when crosscutting and ripping different wood species as well as man-made materials. We've designed our Super-General blade to do just that; perform superbly well in hardwood, softwood, veneered plywood and even melamine. This blade will produce a glass-like finish with splinter-free performance and virtually no saw marks! So why do we think the Super-General is the best general-purpose blade on the market?
Cutting Edge Materials.
We start with the most premium raw materials; hand selected for their high tensile strength and prolonged durability in the most demanding cutting applications. We use only German hot-rolled steel and extra-thick C4 sub-micron carbide teeth. These materials are the necessary ingredients for making the best saw blades on the market and at Infinity, they are the only materials we use.
Advanced Manufacturing & Design.
Proprietary machinery allows us to grind very precise tooth geometry that translates directly into top performance. The teeth of the Super General feature a 30° alternate top bevel with a very special double side grind geometry. This geometry allows the Super-General to slice cleanly through cross-grain cuts and rip cuts, resulting in a fray-free top & bottom surface with little to no swirl marks.
Easy On The Ears.
Not only does this blade produce a superbly clean-cut, it does so without the loud noise of most other blades. This is important because noise translates into vibration and vibration is the enemy of a clean cutting blade. The incredibly quite cut is possible because of our laser cut dampening slots that absorb vibration before it reaches the teeth of the blade. In a recent WOOD magazine test, our blade was the 2nd most quiet blade out of 28 tested.
Super Slick Coating.
We didn't forget the hi-tech coating. When you spend good money on a saw blade you want to be sure it's going to last. Our aluminum infused blue PTFE coating keeps the Super-General cool and quickly removes heat from the cutting edge. This allows the micro-grain carbide tips to stay sharp longer than other blades. Our coating also makes resin easily wipe clean and prevents rust and pitting that will eventually occur on non-coated blades.
Precision Ground Hub.
We are the only company that takes full advantage of a high-tech coating by grinding the hub surface flat and eliminating any variation in coating thickness. This is critical if you want the best performance since no coating will be completely uniform in it's application. This added step in our production process allows us to use the most advanced coating technology while ensuring that the blade body sits flush against your saw, eliminating any variation in the coatings thickness and ensuring a smooth cut.
A Note On Sharpening.
The Super General has a geometry specifically designed to be face ground only. Any good and reputable sharpening shop with simple equipment can easily recondition your blades, no need for sophisticated machinery, specialized shops or sending back to the factory. As the carbide teeth are face ground the small flats on the tooth sides will be reduced as will the clearance between tip and plate. Lesser tip-to-plate clearance increases quality of finish and cut resulting in top performance thoughout the life of the blade.
Regardless of what some reviewers say this blade is NOT made in the usa. The one reason We bought it. SAD Otherwise it is a fair blade
It is the blade that sits on my table saw. Only comes off when I dado. It replaced a woodworker II that caught a nail or bullet or barb or something made of metal that caused it to switch into deathstar mode and go kablooey! I had bought Infinity router bits and own a ripping blade and had really liked their quality. So I tried this Blue Blade.TOP SHELF!!If it was Scotch, it would be a twenty year old single malt!! Cant rave enough about the quality! And made in the U.S.!!Ive never been disappointed in the quality from this company, nothing but the BEST!! Im visiting the site today to buy a router bit and other stuff, all competitively priced , AMERICAN made products. My money? Right here, where my mouth is. Americans can make the best stuff in the world, we just need the decision-makers to give us the opportunity. Infinity is proof of that. But I dont know, maybe they got puppies strapped to treadmills with a bone dangling just out of reach. But I doubt it. Puppies cant do the machines very well. I know. I tried to get one to run a miter saw and, well, hes called three legged Jake now....That part is a joke, you know. Dont get your panties in a bunch.
- Brian Wurtz, IL
The Super General is King
One glance of the 010-044 Super General gives the immediate impression that this is a state-of-the-art blade, and is made to world class standards. The materials used are the finest examples available, and the manufacturing techniques used are nearly flawless. The teeth are among the largest Ive seen on any blade, and the gullets are noticeably deep.
Two distinctive design characteristics of the Super Generals tooth geometry are what sets it apart from most other premium general purpose GP blades like the Forrest WWII, Tenryu Gold Medal, or Ridge Carbide TS2000. It features a Hi-ATB grind that offers a steep 30° alternating bevel across the top of the teeth, and a double side grind. Most GP blades use a shallower standard ATB grind. The new Freud Fusion F410 is the only other blade I know of with a similar design. These two blades are really in a separate class from the other premium 40T or 50T blades. The Hi-ATB grind has the lowest tearout of any grind available due to the sheering action that it creates across the fibers. This grind is typically seen in dedicated higher tooth count crosscut blades used specifically for ultra fine cuts in veneers, fine plywood, and melamine. The result of the Hi-ATB in this 40T general purpose configuration is extremely low tear-out on crosscuts in hardwood, plywood, and sheetgoods, and very clean rip cuts. The double side grind enhances the polishing characteristics of an already low side clearance, resulting in a very smooth glassy surface thats also typically only seen in the higher tooth count specialty blades. Im actually able to recognize cuts made by the Super General by inspecting the edge of the board, which is really pretty amazing, because its typically very hard to distinguish cuts made by most other premium general purpose blades. The downside....the Hi-ATB grinds are a bit less efficient at ripping thick stock than some standard ATB or ATB/R 40 tooth blades, but its still more than adequate to rip up to ~ 2 without much struggle, depending on the saw and the material. Plus, the features that provide the highly polished edge can go from burnished to burned if the saw bogs or the feed rate slows too much in thick material, or the blade height is too low. Id also expect the tips of the steep bevel to abrade a bit more rapidly than those on standard ATB grinds.
The Super General a super choice for general purpose work that requires clean rip cuts with polished edges, excellent cuts in ply or laminates, or fine crosscuts. This is really a remarkably smooth cutting blade....an easy 5-Star rating. Youll have to buy two separate dedicated task blades of comparable quality to do better....one for ripping, one for crosscutting, but neither will do well outside of their dedicated range. Note that its only available in a full kerf of 0.125.