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Wingstress

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03-07-2010 05:32 AM

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I came across this and thought it looked interesting. I couldn’t find any Lumberjock reviews. Has anyone ever used this?

http://finalcutblade.com/

Thanks

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT


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Phil53

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 03:45 PM

I seen these at the last woodworking show I went to and they worked great. You can change the paper out on these so that’s a big plus to me. I had thought about buying one the next time I need a blade.

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PaulfromVictor

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 03:49 PM

I don’t see this as helpful. A high qualiity blade will leave a clean cut. You will always need at least some finish sanding.

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Tony_S

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 03:49 PM

I’d heard of it….but never put a whole lot of thought into the idea (other than it sounded like horse crap). Now that Ive seen the whole website….watched the video etc…....I now KNOW it’s horse crap!
That blade did absolutely nothing that a properly tuned saw with a good quality blade couldn’t do….well, nothing except put 100 grit cross grain scratches in solid stock…that You’ll have to sand out anyhow(I hope).

Total waste of money IMO.

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 03:53 PM

I’d put it right up there with wobble dado blades, bench cookies and store bought push sticks :)

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Wingstress

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 01:10 AM

Yeah it seemed like a gimmick to me. I’d like to hear from someone who actually has tried it.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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SteveMI

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#6 posted 03-08-2010 01:33 AM

I saw the demo at local woodworker show last month. Just seemed like a large PSA sandpaper disk on each side of the TS blade.

The guys argument was that his blade with paper would let you go directly to glue up or paint on the job site without having to sand the edge. When I asked, he seemed to agree that in the shop, a TS with the right premium blade that the cut edge would be the same. The big points he kept coming back to were mitered corners and flooring on the job site.

I didn’t get one.

Steve.

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mvflaim

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 02:11 AM

This blade actually got a good write up in Fine Woodworking magazine a few months back. I’ve seen it demoed at a show but the results weren’t as good as I get with my own blade and a smoothing plane. It would probably work well for contractors.

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 03:37 AM

I have one and used it until the sand paper wore out. I wouldn’t waste my money on it. I got mine for nothing so no loss here. But the paper wore out quickly and the balde itself isn’t very good. For a few bucks more you can get a high quality combo blade that will perform better than this one, and you dont have to worry about paper. My cross cut blades cut super smooth so not need to sand when done. And a high quality rip blade or combo will produce rips that are not in need of sanding. So I really see no need for this blade.

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John67

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 02:37 AM

I seen the demonstration at the Atlanta Woodworking trade show last month. I must say, I like the concept of having a smooth finish and not having to sand. They say you can use it on any type of material whether it’s ripping or cross cutting and get a fine finish. I have reservations about this blade and looking forward to hear more feedback.

There was another blade that caught my eye at the show. It was the Ridge Carbide High Performance Super Blade TS2000. Has anyone used this blade and what do you thing about it?

John

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#10 posted 03-09-2010 02:55 AM

The TS2000 is fairly similar to the more famous Forrest WWII and is every bit it’s equal, plus it has thicker carbide. Like the WWII, it has 40T, a steep positive hook, but has an ATB grind that features a flat raker every 5th tooth. Made in New Jersey and is available in a standard full kerf and a 3/32” thin kerf. Holbren carries the 10” for $81 shipped with “BT310” discount code.


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