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Review by BillyUP posted 06-08-2008 06:00 PM 2035 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My son bought this blade 13 years ago, and in addition to all the furniture projects in the home shop he is a contractor for helping build homes. This blade is his only blade, and was used on site to cut everything for four houses. After cutting some very dense 31/2” Oak, he says it must be time for it’s FIRST sharpen, and intends for no one but Forrest to do it. It still cuts softer wood like butter.
Billyup

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 06:58 PM

Good testiment.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 07:30 PM

thats a real testament to the blade as Gary said. any one can say it performs good after a year of two but really having a good solid 10+ years of use really speaks of the quality of the blade. thanks for the review.

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 10:53 PM

Excellent review. I have Forrest blades on all my saws.

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 11:02 PM

I’ve had Forrest blades for about 9 or 10 years and I wouldn’t have anything else, but they should be sharpened regularly. I use my saw at least 5 days a week and I have 4 blades, two 30 and two 40 tooth, and the longest I’ve gone is one sharpening per year, per blade. Saw blades are just like hand planes and chisels, they work best when kept sharp.

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#5 posted 06-09-2008 05:07 AM

No doubt they are the best, anyone who has tried them will never switch back to anything else!

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