|Review by Allanwoodworks||posted 11-04-2011 04:54 PM||6127 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Wow, is all I can say about this product. I did not see a review for the Full Kerf version her on the site and just wanted to add my two cents.
I finally decided that it’s time to upgrade my table saw blade for my 3HP grizzly cabinet saw. For the past year I have been using a Irwin 40 tooth Marathon blade and it did wall, at least that what I thought. I have a Woodmizer saw mill and dry my own lumber, so I try to make everything 8/4 and as large as possible so that I can cut it down to size later to what I will need for the project. Well I was cutting a large board that was 8/4 figured maple and the Irwin blade heated up so much that not only did it burn the wood the saw blade actually warped! I shut the saw down and walked away.
So I decided that it’s time to step up the plate and get a good blade. I looked at all of the high end saw blades and two stood out to me, the Forest WWII and the Tenryu Gold. I wanted a Full Kerf saw and actually purchased the WWII off Amazon.com for a good price. After 2 weeks of the product still has not shipped, so I canceled and went to Tenryu. I really wanted to go with the Forrest product because it’s made in the US and that is a big selling point to me, but I also want to do some woodworking sometime in the near future and if there on back order that doesn’t work for me.
I received my Tenryu blade and Wow, I thought my old blade cut good and once I ran a piece of 8/4 maple with the Tenryu blade I feel like I was forcing the wood through with the old blade. This thing cuts like a hot knife through butter! The cuts are so smooth with no tear out. I am using a zero clearance insert that was new and cut with this blade. I have to say thanks to Marc Spagnolo (Thewoodwhisperer.com) for his review of this blade and was a big part of my sway from the WWII to the Tenryu. Hope this helps anyone that is interested in buying one of these.
-- Ty, Up in Washington