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CMT 8" Dado Set

CMT 8" Dado Set

09-16-2008 10:46 PM by RWR | 17 comments »

I purchased this dado set to help build a free standing router station. Had to make many dado’s and rabbets. I knew my old Sear’s steel set was not up to the task, especially on expensive cabinet grade birch plywood. So after reviewing several sets and finding this set on sale at Amazon it was a no brainer forme. This set gives very flat bottoms and zero chipout on the 3/4” and 1/2” plywood that I was using. It alsohas the 1/16” and 3/32” chippers to co...

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Hitachi 10in 40t ATB, good deal at about $25

Hitachi 10in 40t ATB, good deal at about $25

08-25-2008 10:28 PM by dsb1829 | 6 comments »

I have been using cheap and hand-me-down blades ever since I got my first tablesaw a couple years ago. Sawing has always been loud. Smoke and dust always looming in the near future for anything thicker than 1/2”. I hadn’t been too pleased with my last purchase. Go figure $10 is not going to cut too well. So I was in Lowe’s the other day. I had a $10 coupon that required me to get my total up to $50 to use. I was drawn over to the saw blades by the Ice finish on the ...

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Great deal for beginning woodworkers

Great deal for beginning woodworkers

07-02-2008 08:15 PM by Woodshopfreak | 4 comments »

This is a blade I was curious about for a long time and I can tell you that this blade is great. I was originally looking into the 40 tooth version of this because Wood magazine had rated it really great but this one just caught my eye because it has more teeth, better for crosscutting, and it has large gullets every five teeth for sawdust removal. This makes it great. I was worried that my “Under powered saw” couldn’t handle ripping with a 50 tooth blade but this thing has ...

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Forrest WoodworkerII  10" 40 T Thin Kerf Saw Blade

Forrest WoodworkerII 10" 40 T Thin Kerf Saw Blade

06-27-2008 05:28 AM by Brad_Nailor | 10 comments »

This being my first Forrest blade I wanted to see if they lived up to the hype. I did some research and decided I wanted to go with a thin kerf basically because I was going to be cutting allot of hard maple and my Bosch table saw isn’t the most powerful, and I wanted to try and save material. I decided on this blade and the Forrest website recommended a stiffener. I shopped around and found a great deal on Forrestsawbladesonline.com I got the 10”, 5/8” arbor blade and the 5...

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Forrest Blade

Forrest Blade

06-08-2008 06:00 PM 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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The perfect blade!

The perfect blade!

06-07-2008 12:42 AM 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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It's worth it.

It's worth it.

06-06-2008 07:44 AM by Texasgaloot | 14 comments »

Over the last decade or so that I’ve owned my Craftsman contractor’s saw, I’ve come to demand the utmost, penultimate level of mediocrity from it while telling myself that the jump from this saw to the Powermatic 66 is sort of like jumping from my $500 Remington 1100 shotgun to a $3000 custom Baretta over-under: the object is to break clay birds, right? And both throw a lot of lead in the air, which is all that counts, right? And yet, I’ve learned to tune my table sa...

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THIS BLADE IS A WINNER

THIS BLADE IS A WINNER

05-09-2008 06:20 PM by gator9t9 | 16 comments »

Well, at the Seattle Woodworking show ..I watched them slowly push the Forrest blade thru the wood and no burn marks…..I was fascinated …I even came back the next day and watched again ….I finally bought a Chopmaster online from Forrest for my Radial arm saw …I received it and it sat on the saw table for 2 weeks as i was in the middle of other things …I finally installed it on my Craftsman Radial Arm saw and at the first cut ..I was amazed . Yes …oh man &#...

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Box Joints Made Easy on Your Table Saw...

Box Joints Made Easy on Your Table Saw...

02-29-2008 09:33 AM by cajunpen | 12 comments »

I love box joints, they are easy to construct, look great and when cut and assembled correctly are as strong a joint as any you can cut. The Freud 8” Box Joint Cutters do one thing and one thing only – they cut perfectly flat box joints on your table saw. You have two size joints that you can cut, either 3/8” or 1/4”. The slot width is determined by the way that you arrange the blades. It all begins with a shop made jig, which attaches to your Miter Gauge. Basic...

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A good starter Dado Set

A good starter Dado Set

02-24-2008 06:12 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 4 comments »

Having never used another dado set I am unable to make any comparisons. I recently built a mission style bed that required the use of a stacked dado blade set. Being on a tight budget after buying all the quarter sawn white oak I went looking for an inexpensive set. I decided early on that I didn’t want to try my luck with a wobble blade or something from a low cost tool store. I looked online at several of the well known woodworking stores but couldn’t justify the cost of...

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