Any suggestions for a good carbide-tip 7-1/4" rip blade?

For my trusty old Skil 77? I know there are various combination blades that purport to do a good job of ripping, but not all that make that claim even have a ATB&R configuration with raker teeth that I would consider essential for ripping. For my situation (making a BUNCH of full-length rip cuts in the 8/4 hickory I mentioned back in the planer sled thread) I'd really prefer a FTG (flat top grind) blade designed specifically for ripping, but I'm not really seeing any (in the obvious places) in a 7-1/4" configuration. I know that Freud makes a line of rip blades, but not in that size. Any leads? Real world experience?
--
Any given amount of traffic flow, no matter how
sparse, will expand to fill all available lanes.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 2/28/2012 7:57 PM, Steve Turner wrote:

Of course, the minute I post here I included "FTG" in my search (which I didn't think to do before) and found several candidates (in some of the "obvious" places :-)), but I'd still like to hear any opinions if anyone has experience with specific blades. Thanks.
--
Any given amount of traffic flow, no matter how
sparse, will expand to fill all available lanes.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.