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Freud LU88 - Nice for table saw blade, but ...

Freud LU88 - Nice for table saw blade, but ...

2348 days ago by Dave | 8 comments »

I have a Delta 10” Compound Mitre saw. I bought the Freud LU88 saw blade for my Craftsman table saw a couple weeks ago, and WOW, what a difference it made when I cut some test pieces. Buying the LU88 was a HUGE step up for me, and I really noticed the improvement on my cross-cuts. Nice and smooth, hardly bogged down at all (Craftsman 10” 2.5hp TABLE SAW) on 3/4” oak, at least not like my old blade. My question is, will the LU88 blade also work in my compound mitre saw ? ...

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Great dado for under $100

Great dado for under $100

2342 days ago by jstewart | 11 comments »

I’ll start by saying that this is the only dado blade I’ve ever used. So, if you’re expecting a comparison to other dado blades, I’m not the person that can provide that for you. A good friend of mine loaned his dado set (this one) to cut some channels in some 3/4” MDF. Since I hadn’t used a dado set before I decided to make a number of test cuts first. I had some scrap red oak and yellow pine laying around, so I used that for some practice. The SD20...

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Forrest Blade

Forrest Blade

2236 days ago by BillyUP | 5 comments »

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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Forrest Woodworker II saw blade

Forrest Woodworker II saw blade

1386 days ago by Ken90712 | 17 comments »

I have been looking at this blade for some time. I have 6-7 decent blades for 24 teeth to 60 tooth but they all seem to gum up while cutting various 8/4 lumber. I cut alot of Purple Heart, Walnut, Maple, Cherry and Paduuk for cutting boards. I’m constantly cleaning the blades. I even spray them with dry Teflon to boot but the gum up quickly. Sunday after a long workweek was over, with a little too much overtime for my taste I was reading Rockler sales paper. I had Monday off and Blo...

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The perfect blade!

The perfect blade!

2238 days ago by Len | 16 comments »

I first saw this blade demonstrated at a woodworking show, and was amazed at the smoothness of each cut. The guy not only used the same blade throughout the 3 day show, but intentionally stopped pushing a piece through a cut, removed his hand, and answered a question. While reciting the “don’t try this at home” stuff, he explained that the blade is so perfectly flat, he could get away with doing it. And, because it’s so perfectly flat, you don’t need a stiffen...

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4 star blade for a 3 star price

4 star blade for a 3 star price

2031 days ago by marcb | 1 comment »

I purchased this blade for a few dollars more than a standard cheapish Oldham. For this price it is an unbelievable value. The blade is quite and does both rips and crosscuts with very good results. I gave this blade 4 stars compairing it to other blades in other price ranges. I feel that this is fair because a $10 blade usually gives you 1 star worth of performance and the only recommendation is to upgrade to a more expensive blade. Compared to the Oldham blade this is a no brainer,...

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Infinity Dadonator 8" Stacked Dado Set

Infinity Dadonator 8" Stacked Dado Set

1961 days ago by knotscott | 3 comments »

The Infinity Dadonator SDB-800 8” stacked dado set features two 8” outside cutters with 24 carbide teeth each, and six 8” inside chippers with 6 carbide teeth each. Four of the chippers are a standard 1/8” width, one is 1/16”, and one is 3/32” to accommodate today’s odd plywood sizes. It comes with an instruction booklet and a set of plastic shims in a variety of thicknesses. It cuts dados 1/4” to 29/32”, and can me finely adjusted usin...

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A Bargain and an All Around Very Good Performer in a 10" TK Blade

A Bargain and an All Around Very Good Performer in a 10" TK Blade

1945 days ago by knotscott | 11 comments »

This blade is such a nice bargain. For around $35, it comes close to my Infinity, Forrest, and Ridge Carbide blades, and holds its own against my many of my mid level Freud, Tenryu, and CMT blades, some of which cost nearly twice as much. For a 50T blade it feeds surprisingly easily, enabling it to go through thick stock more easily than most similar blades. Crosscuts were very clean, and rip cuts give glue ready edges. It’s very versatile overall, and easy for smaller saws to spin. ...

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The King of Dado Blades

The King of Dado Blades

1667 days ago by bunkie | 20 comments »

I’ve been a long-time owner of the thin-kerf Woodworker II blade. That blade changed how I worked. This year I had it sharpened by Forrest and I have been very pleased with the result. In that time, I have gone through two other stacked dado sets. The first was a 6” non-carbide set that cost about $50. It was awful. A few years ago I bought what I thought would be a good compromise between cost and functionality, a Freud 8” set. This was a big improvement. I still got tea...

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Excellent all around blade

Excellent all around blade

1553 days ago by MedicKen | 9 comments »

Over the past year I have heard nothing but praise about the new Freud P410 blade. Freud has touted it as the best all around blade and even “out performs” the Forrest WWII. Not being one to buy into all the hype and jump on the band wagon I figured I would bide my time and wait until I found a new blade at a more affordable price. I do have a Forrest WWII and I paid a pretty penny for it, however it is a thin kerf blade. I got the thin kerf because at the time I had an under p...

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