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Posted on Brittleness of carbide saw teeth?

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#1 posted 09-19-2012 04:56 AM

I purchased a Forrest blade from my local Woodcraft store and brought it home all excited and anxious to put it to work. As I was peeling the special coating off of the teeth, bits and pieces of the carbide were coming with it.
By time I was done stripping the coating off , there were 6 broken teeth and several chipped ones. This was a factory sealed package no less ! There were no signs of external damage to the package. I was fortunate that WoodCraft took it back and gave me another one . It never cut as well as advertised so now I am wondering if there might be some other flaws with this second blade.

Just “snug” is all the arbor nut needs to be tightened. It’s not going to loosen up because it is threaded in the opposite direction that the blade spins : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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