I had a fairly new 40 tooth Diablo on the table saw so I made a few test cuts on a piece of 3/4 plywood to have something to compare the Avanti to. An easy push through the blade and nice clean cut.
Then I tried the Avanti. Within the first couple of inches, it was apparent that I'll have to take numerous breaks and even maybe a nap or two once I start my project. The amount of effort required to get through 12" of 3/4" plywood was astounding. I've got over 100' to finish cut on the table saw. I'm tired just thinking about using that blade.
What about the quality of the cut, you ask? It sucks.
I don't know if this image is clear enough, but the top piece is the Diablo cut, the bottom is the Avanti.
I've got an 84 tooth laminate/non-ferrous metal Diablo blade that I've used on my miter saw to cut a small amount of aluminum. I haven't tried that yet...don't have time tonight. Thoughts?