|Review by Jeff||posted 02-05-2008 01:48 PM||5029 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
NOTE: the model number for the TS blade is 100VT50
Just as stated in the review for the circular saw blade, this is a great blade. I went to my local supplier for a thin-kerf Woodworker II but they were out. The guy I usually talk to told me I should give it a try. He makes picture frames for his father (an artist) on the side and swears by the miters you can get with it. He gave me a personal guarantee that if I didn’t like it after 30 days. He would take it back. No questions asked. I couldn’t say no.
This blade is especially good for the lower horsepower contractor and ‘hybrid’ table saws. I have cut all kinds of stuff (Poplar, Cherry, Padauk and Ebony) up to 1” without any hassles. I have not used a stiffening plate and the miters I’ve cut for boxes are crisp and without chips. I was really pleasantly surprised and will buy it again. I got the WW II thin-kerf on a different day but have yet to use it because this P-C is working great so far.
Keep an eye on the price because they might come down more. The odd tooth pattern does make you scratch your head at first. They guy who sold me mine says their P-C rep stated that has been the reason more haven’t sold. Put your concerns aside and give it a shot though.
The only caveat I can mention at this time is about the carbide in the teeth. C3 is used rather than the harder C4 (like on Forrest blades) so the longevity is somewhat reduced. I will post a follow-up after more stock has been run over the blade.
Price range: $30 – $35
Teeth: 50 with ATB grind
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN