|Review by knotscott||posted 11-06-2009 12:52 AM||10198 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
- Delta 35-7657 10" 40 Tooth ATB General Purpose Saw Blade
- Brand: Delta | Category: Saw Blades
This review is as much a deal alert as it is a testimonial. This deal has been on Ebay for several weeks now from Cripe Distribution, and I’m amazed people haven’t scarfed these up like free champagne. If you’re not familiar with it, the Delta 35-7657 was originally the DeWalt DW7657 40T ATB general purpose blade….the same blade that Wood Mag rated favorably against the Forrest WWII a few years back when it was considered a good bargain at $50. It appears to be the same design, but is now made in the US, as opposed to the UK. It’s a fairly straight forward 40T ATB general purpose design that’s fairly similar to the venerable WWII’s design, with large C4 micrograin carbide, full kerf (0.118”), a hefty body made from high quality steel, and laser slots for $18 (plus $11 s/h).
My experience with the DW7657 was excellent, and my early trials with the 35-7657 are comparable so far. I’ll speculate that with a magnifying glass in hand, chalked edges, and numerous test cuts, the 35-7657 will probably fall just a tad shy of the WWII level (haven’t done that test with this one yet), but you’ll get glue ready cuts. It’s not necessarily the best choice for thick ripping with underpowered saws, but it’s hard to beat $29 to your door for a quality all purpose blade. It just so happens that this deal is very close in price and description to the Oshlun 40T I reviewed…while this deal is still available, I’d go with this one…I think it’s a little better blade, plus it’s made in the USA vs China….nuff said. 5 Stars anywhere near this price!
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