Trex Company and Freud America Unite to Launch the First Composite Decking Saw Blade on the Market

april 23 2012

Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, apprised that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Freud America to introduce the first saw blade specifically designed for cutting composite decking materials. Diablo, Freud's premier brand of construction tools, will be introducing the new blade series for maximum performance and highest quality of finish when cutting composite decking materials.

The Diablo/Trex co-branded blade will be offered in three sizes -- 12", 10" and 71/4" -- for use on hand-held, miter and table saws. This new saw blade series has a modified triple chip tooth grind design, Perma-SHIELD(R) non-stick coating, and specific TiCo (TM) Hi-Density carbide to deliver maximum performance. In addition, all Diablo/Trex saw blades have a super thin-kerf design which requires less cutting power, making them ideal for underpowered saws at the jobsite.

Trex and Diablo have conducted extensive field testing among contractors at composite decking job sites to evaluate the performance of the new blade. The tests consistently showed that the blade offers more efficient and cleaner cuts, less "gumming" of blade teeth and greater longevity when compared to standard saw blades currently in the market.

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