Shop Update #4: Living Room Side Tables / WWII

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Blog entry by Lance posted 05-20-2013 01:48 AM 2010 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Festool Domino XL, William Ng Cross Cut Sled & Bedroom Set Part 4 of Shop Update series Part 5: Living Room Side Table - Part 2 »

Currently I’ve been working on my wife’s side tables for the living for over 2 months now, things have popped up and i’ve been traveling for work as of late, so it’s been a slow process and now the HEATS coming! :(

Below is a quick update where i’m currently at in the project and how I’ve used my Festool Domino XL to build the side tables. At the end, I briefly talk about my new TS blade – the WWII. WOW…........... I’m SOOOO disappointed!!!! It lead me to believe there was something wrong with my TS alignment, however I’ve tripled checked the miter to balde to fence and everything is just fine. The first one I sent back, thinking it was dinged or bent, however the 2nd one had the same issue, so I checked my TS alignment again and again, everything is still square. Finally, I put my SawStop blade back on to see the quality of cut, the same poor cut kept happening, then I installed the Freud Fusion Thin Kerf…. BAMMMM! That’s what i’m talking about, clean cut, better then an nice hand plane! Moral of the story, I’M NOT IMPRESSED BY THE WWII, my money will be going to frueds bank account!!

The only reason i’m in the market for a new blade was due the fact the SawStop’s riving knife is .090 and the Frued Fusion is .091 and SawStop recommends the blade kerf to be bigger than .093 and I agree with them, when cutting hard woods I can feel the friction between the stock on riving knife .

Hope you enjoy this quick video.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 11:43 AM

Cool Tables !

-- Coach Mancuso

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 01:45 AM

I had the same problem with the woodworker 2 blades. You won’t regret going to the Freud blades. Not only the cut is better but there is significantly less noise. After all I heard about the Woodworker blades I was really disappointed with them. To me the Freud can’t be beat. Good luck!


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#3 posted 05-21-2013 02:20 AM

I have a WWII 30T which I do like.

The old Freud LU86 40 tooth combo blade is my fave. Don’t think they make then much anymore. Got one on close out on Amazon. Maybe knottscott will chime in…he knows his blades.

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 03:03 AM

Hey man nice post. You ok up there with the weather?

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 12:36 PM

Thanks for the concern, we live in Edmond, so we’re fine, Sunday night was a close one!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#7 posted 05-26-2013 11:16 AM

I’m a big fan of Freud blades. Good quality and affordable

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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