|Review by Ken90712||posted 10-07-2010 11:43 AM||7409 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I have been looking at this blade for some time. I have 6-7 decent blades for 24 teeth to 60 tooth but they all seem to gum up while cutting various 8/4 lumber. I cut alot of Purple Heart, Walnut, Maple, Cherry and Paduuk for cutting boards. I’m constantly cleaning the blades. I even spray them with dry Teflon to boot but the gum up quickly.
Sunday after a long workweek was over, with a little too much overtime for my taste I was reading Rockler sales paper. I had Monday off and Blondie was working, OH no, so off to Rockler I go. I received a coupon in the mail for 50 % of a 2nd item after purchasing a regular priced item of equal or less value. So I put in the reading glass’s ( New for me never had to before, LOL ) to read their fine print of all the things that were excluded from this coupon.
I was happy to read Forrest blades were not on the list along with the Incra 1000 miter gauge and fence system. I had been looking at this Blade & Incra miter gauge for some time deciding if it was really worth the 100 bucks each they wanted.
After carefully cutting 4 frames with miters on Sunday and Not Being Happy with the results I decided to buy both of these. After working a lot of overtime I need to buy something to make it feel worthwhile. Silly I know, but it works.
First thing I noticed about the blade is it weighed at least twice as much as any blade. Their packaging of the blade was first rate. They care about the carbide tips, as it was wrapped in a rubber coating to protect them from getting damaged. It came off easily. After about one hour of calibrating and squaring up my Incra 1000, I started making cuts.
All I can say is WOW! Both blade and Miter gauge is top notch. The blade cuts like glass! I have never experienced such a smooth cut! The Miters were spot on as well. I have to say the saying, “you get what you pay for”, is very true in this case. I love both of the products and HIGHLY recommend both. I had a great day spending money at Rockler.
Thx for reading.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"