Woodworker II Saw Blade 10" x 48 Tooth
Forrest Premium Carbide Saw Blades cut cleaner, more efficiently, and last longer between sharpenings than almost any other blade.They feature super hard, long life micro-grain carbide teeth on laser-cut plates that are hand-straightened to a maximum runout of .002". These top quality...
- Premium carbide blades
- Micro-grain carbide teeth
- Maximum runout of .002"
- Rip and crosscut smooth and tear-out free
- Plate thickness of .090; kerf 1/8"
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Christmastime is one of those perfect times of the year to make someone a special handmade gift. So I took to the shop after Thanksgiving, stepping away from my lathe and decided to do something different. With my daughter Maddy’s growing interest in baking, I decided to make her a heirloom Recipe Box as a Christmas gift. I purchased a Bubinga board about 6 ft.in length x 11″ wide x 3/4″ thick from Woodcraft. It had such beautiful figured grain and sort of a pink-brown color to it, perfect for my 16 year old. It has been a number of years (about 35!) since I’ve done any flat work, back in my Boardman High School days in Ohio, learning under the tutelage of Mr. Haug, my woodshop instructor.
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Recently, we had a visit from Forrest Saw Blade Manufacturing here at Woodcraft with factory rep and trainer, Ron Collier. It’s a pleasure hanging out with these guys because they know their products inside and out! They are a great partner to be associated with, as their education in quality products help to create fine woodworking craftsmanship.
The newest blade from Forrest Manufacturing is the 10″ Ply Veneer Worker with 70 Teeth, and is specifically designed to work with man-made materials in the plywood, vinyl clad, composite and veneer arena. Each tip is made from super hard, long life micro-grain carbide, and the ATB (35° Alternate Top Bevel) produces the smoothest cut ever seen in a hand-straightened saw blade. The 10° face hook allows for easier feed on table saws, and sides are chamfered to eliminate heat buildup and chip clearing. This thin (3/32″) kerf blade is 10″ in diameter and has a 5/8″ arbor. This blade is also available in standard (1/8″) kerf. For use on table saws and saws with slides. Made in the USA.
This is a fun blade!
It's a fun blade because when you get it dialed in just right, it is sweet! I didn't get the quality I was hoping for right away. But after reading reviews and information from Forrest, I figured it out without too much trial and error. Before buying the blade, I remember a few people telling me that it's not really cut out for ripping, especially not cherry. I was advised that it would burn the wood and there's nothing you can do about it. Probably 75% of my woodworking has been with cherry, so I'm very familiar with the species. At first, I thought it made the most sense to have the blade extended above the wood by an inch or more as fewer teeth in the wood, and a lower temp, would decrease the likelihood of burning, leading to a better finish. But it actually works best at about half an inch exposed, with only a little slower feed rate than normal. Well, normal for me. You'll have to experiment yourself. After a dozen tries or so, I was getting a glass-like finish consistently. For 3/4" - 1" cherry, I love this blade! The crosscut is excellent, as well!
Smooth Cuts (eventually)
I initially had problems with this blade cutting cleanly and I was disappointed as this blade isn't cheap. I also replaced my basic fence with an Incra model a few days later. I ended up checking and realigning all my saw adjustments at the same time. When I was done, this blade cut as well as any I've ever used. The rip finish is a good at the glue line blades.
the best of the blades
This Forrest blade is the way to go.The cuts are smooth and clean. If you also want splinter free cuts the 48 tooth woodworker II is the blade that will give that.
Not as good as I expected!
I was supprised to see how much scarring was left when ripping with this blade.
great saw blade
cuts a lot better than my old saw blade :-)