HIGH POINT, NC — Freud America Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of carbide cutting tools for the woodworking industry, on Aug. 27 announced an exclusive partnership with James Hardie Building Products, manufacturer of fiber cement building materials, to bring a new PCD-tipped circular saw blade, the Diablo HardieBlade manufactured by Freud, to the market, according to Building Online.

“We are excited about uniting with James Hardie to provide the contractor market with a superior blade,” said Russell Kohl, president and CEO of Freud America Inc. “Through our combination of unique blade features, this one-of-a-kind Diablo HardieBlade saw blade series will not only last longer than competitive blades, but it also reduces the amount of respirable dust that is produced when cutting fiber cement products.”

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