|Review by doyoulikegumwood||posted 11-04-2009 09:02 PM||8968 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
well here goes the story
i own 2 WWII’s i my spare was off being sharpened and i was doing some cross cutting on a TS (i have the sliding miter table on my uni saw) well i messed up when putting the the rail onto the table and was feeding a panel into the saw and ding ran my blade into the aluminum. long story short here i am with out a decent blade in the middle of project.
off to rockler i go
so i have Mindy get me out a brand spankin new WWII out of the case and i start griping about shelling our 130 bucks when i own 2 of this same blade long story short she talks me into buying a fusion blade.
I of course being a Minnesotan “Second most stubborn people on the planet” and Scottish”Most stubborn people on the planet” resisted this in every fashion possible but i am also frugal and it saved me 40 bucks or so.
well here’s the verdict the blade is awesome to say the least.
so ill compare
this blade dose a great job ripping up to say about 1 inch thick and isn’t recommended past 1 1/2 inches any way but it dose give a good clean cut. my biggest complaint is feed rate when ripping it seems to feed slower then the WWII. the quality here is is pretty much the same ether way “WWII vs Fusion”
cross cutting on the table saw is where i really liked this blade it gave me great clean cuts with almost zero tear out. out preformed the WWII as far as I’m concerned
i wasn’t as impressed when i loaded into my makita sliding compound saw though but the makita dose come with one heck of a blade in it from the factory. the fusion to me in the slider felt like i had to almost force it threw the work piece. i don’t know it could be just me but i never liked the feel of the WWII in the miter saw ether but never felt like i had to force the WWII when i have used it in the miter saw.
all and all the blade out preformed my expectations by leeps and bounds so much so that after reading reviews on the glue line I’m really thinking about picking one up.
hope this helps
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