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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 11-20-2011 01:58 AM 3709 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beginningwoodworker

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11-20-2011 01:58 AM

I am which do you guys pefer? I been using TK Freud TS blades in my Unisaw. But I may switch to all Forrest blades once I have a wired woodworking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker


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#1 posted 11-20-2011 02:07 AM

I like Forrest, expensive but long lasting edge. Great sharpening service. Only have limited experience w/freud. Use them on circular saw, and they are very good. I do want to try the freud rip blade on the TS. I think they both are quality blades from what I have seen and read. But if I was forced to have only one, it would be forrest.

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 02:12 AM

Forrest Woodworker II combination blade Charles. ;)
You won’t be sorry.

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 02:41 AM

Freud Premier Fusion. The best all around blade for the$$. I got one when they first came out and am still using it. Liked it so much I bought two more!
;0)
Jack

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 03:20 AM

Forrest WW2.

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 03:32 AM

Hello my friend , have to wonder why you’re using a thin kerf blade on a Unisaw ? How many horse power is it ?
For the money , I will stick with my Freud blades. I was very disappointed with the cut quality of the WWII that I paid over $100 for . Some folks swear by them , I swear at them ! I took the wwII off and put the Freud right back on , and there it stays. Now I have a $100 dust collector hanging on the wall.
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#6 posted 11-20-2011 03:39 AM

I have a 1-1/2hp Rockwell Motor in my Unisaw. And I use and extension cord, since my current shop is not wired.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 11-20-2011 04:03 AM

Why are you limiting yourself to just these two choices?

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#8 posted 11-20-2011 04:14 AM

Make sure your extension cord is properly sized / rated for the draw you’re putting on it .The longer the cord , the heavier the gauge it must be. You don’t want to have a fire or burn up your motor with insufficient current.

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 04:18 AM

Have a Freud on my mitre saw and never really liked it. Had some runout I could never cure. Have a Forrest WWII on my TS and love it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 04:29 AM

I hope to build a 12×18 shed thats wired next year.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 11-20-2011 04:30 AM

I use a 12 guage extension cord.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 11-20-2011 04:36 AM

We have Forrest and Freud blades in use in our shop but the best all-around blades we have are the Tenryu Gold Medal 40 tooth blades. We still use some Forrest blades because we need some 8” blades with a custom 1” bore and Forrest is the easiest supplier to deal with for custom bored blades. The Freud blades are rarely used, I had one on the table saw the other day because I was cutting pine and didn’t want pine pitch all over the Tenryu blades.

CJ, get a 10 gauge extension cord, your motor will like you for it.

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#13 posted 11-20-2011 04:40 AM

Freud fusion is head and shoulders above the WWII. I have had both and preferred the fusion. It had a much cleaner cut and did not run as hot as the WWII. The fusion is also quieter than a WWII, at least to me, not that that really matters as I wear hearing protection while cutting. Mind you BOTH blades performed well and did a good job but with a ZCI is where the fusion really shines. I also noticed the Freud blade to last longer between shaprenings

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#14 posted 11-20-2011 05:11 AM

Depending on the length , you should be safe.
If you’re using the thin kerf blades because your saw seems underpowered , get a 10 gauge extension cord…your motor is starving for the proper current flow and the 12 gauge might not provide it under a load. : )
Always use the shortest cord possible.

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#15 posted 11-20-2011 05:21 AM

Its and 100 ft.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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