Forrest Woodworker II 40T #1 Grind (flat)

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Review by LeeInAZ posted 01-15-2012 03:53 AM 3397 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Forrest Woodworker II 40T #1 Grind (flat) No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I picked this up this week and got to use it on a project today. I needed to cut dado’s that were just under 1/4” (the smallest my dado stack will cut) in MDF. I made some test cuts first, and the bottoms were as dead flat as I had hoped.

Here is a photo of a double pass to create a 7/32” dado in both sides of a piece of scrap MDF. The kerf was exactly 1/8” for a single pass. I was very pleased with the quality of the cut. This will be my go-to blade for cutting splines as well. The cost was on par with other Forrest blades ($119) at my local Woodcraft. I own several Forrest blades, and this another quality product from them.

-- Lee - Phoenix, AZ

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 04:07 AM

I have one of these in my “forrest collection” as well. I will say mine does not yield this flat of a cut. Although I have not used it since I sent it to forrest for resharping. The blade cuts well however, just not as flat as what yours is in the pic. Thanks for the review.

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 04:18 PM

I’ve never seen a Forrest blade get less than 5 stars in a review. That tells you something about how great those blades are!

Thanks for posting!

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 05:35 AM

I too have the WW II. However I have the 48 tooth blade. My first cuts where not what I expected but I think my expectations were too high. Since then I wouldn’t trade it for any other! Great blade!

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 02:12 AM

Welcome to yet Another 5 STAR worthy tool review on Lumberjocks !!

”Just used it for the first time , it was able to cut MDF , and only cost $120.00” !

I brought a used blade to my sharpening service quite a few years ago and had them sharpen the teeth to a Flat Top Grind {FTG} . Still using it today with perfectly flat bottom grooves. Cost was less than $10.00 : )

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