|Review by maplerock||posted 11-17-2013 07:24 PM||3117 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
I have been struggling with my table saw. It was not a joy to use. Although it is a dream of a saw (unisaw 36-953), the performance was lacking. The effort I needed to push boards through was far more than should be necessary. I had my blades sharpened (Freud Diablo and another carbide tipped blade) and had no noticeable improvement. I bought a new combination Orion blade. It was better, but not good enough.
I noticed the blade and table were a little out of alignment. After fixing that it helped more, but still not buttery smooth, and frequent burn marks on the wood.
I researched a while and decided to buy either a Forrest WWII or a Tenyru combination blade. I decided to go with the Tenryu on the recommendation of a Woodcraft employee. Ordered from Amazon for $86, it was about $40 cheaper than the Forrest.
After using it a few weeks, I could not be more pleased. It makes rips smooth and cross cuts too. Minimal burning, and smoooooth edges. I think it makes my tablesaw a lot safer and the performance is awesome. I’m not saying it’s better than the Forrest, I know it is a great product. I’m just saying that this blade works like a charm for me!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana