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Tyrone D

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912 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: guhdo blade crosscut gmaxx

Hello,
I just got my latest issue of Fine Woodworking and I saw an advertisement for Guhdo Gmaxx blades. I was curious about them as I’ve never heard of the brand and to be honest, the black blade looked really cool.

It boasts quite a bit, enough to make me think their German engineering may match Forrest. It is a low cost blade at only 56 dollars for their crosscut blade(Model 2400.100A40).

Does anyone have any experience with this blade?
Thanks.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."


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knotscott

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#1 posted 912 days ago

There are many industrial blades that aren’t marketed aggressively to consumers. Several manufacturers from the US, Italy, Israel, the UK, Europe, Canada, etc., manage to match Forrest in precision and quality, so certainly a good German company could (think Leitz/Onsrud, or the Amana A.G.E and Prestige lines)....it’s not rocket science or fairy dust, it’s a business decision and a commitment more than anything.

With that said, I’ve never tried one of the Guhdo Gmaxx blades, but they look to be well made from their website.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Tyrone D

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#2 posted 911 days ago

When it’s time to buy my blade, I think I’ll try out the Guhdo Gmaxx blades. They seem to be very good quality at a decent price. It beats the Woodworker II by 50%.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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knotscott

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#3 posted 911 days ago

Be sure to post your findings so we can all benefit from your experience with them.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Bill White

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#4 posted 911 days ago

Look at the Onsrud blades on eBay (if any remain). Great deals on a great blade.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Tyrone D

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#5 posted 911 days ago

Scott, I will report my findings when I get the blade, which will be in a while.

Bill, I only found one Onsrud blade. Is there a store I’m missing?

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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Bob Sole

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#6 posted 904 days ago

Guys, I just posted on another topic about this, buddy of mine bought one on Amazon two-weeks ago and says it is very good quality, got some kind of special coating on it, not many bad products come out of Germany. Still a bit of life in my Amana blade but will try this GMAXX one out after this.

-- Bob, OH

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thedude50

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#7 posted 577 days ago

I am using the GUHDO GMax blades I find them to be of equal quality to my forrest blades and at half the price they are a great value. The electrostatic coating on the blades is designed to last the lifetime of the blade. I just put the model 2400.100A50 in my saw a Saw Stop PCS 3 hp saw the blade has a different tone when it cuts it sounds odd but the sound is like a sward in flight. This is clearly the fine German steel that the blade is made from. FWIW I have always hated combination blades because they normally rip so poorly this is not the case with this blade. This blade rips like a rip blade it has a unique tooth configuration that I have not seen before. Here is a shot of the blade in my Saw. Check out the tooth geometry.

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IrreverentJack

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#8 posted 576 days ago

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Gerald Thompson

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#9 posted 576 days ago

In my opinion anyone starting a letter with “Dude” speaks volumes of the writers intelect.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 576 days ago

Jerry, so does misspelling the word intellect. :-) He’s starting it with “Dude” because that’s Lance’s screen name on the site.

Jack, you raise a good point. Lance can’t have it both ways. I believe him that the blade is good, but on what is he basing it? To me, it seems like blade quality is a very subjective issue.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Gerald Thompson

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#11 posted 576 days ago

The spelling was a typo. I should have proof read my letter. I appolgize to IrreverentJack for my remark and should have looked more closely @ thedude50’s moniker before responding as I did.

-- Jerry

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thedude50

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#12 posted 576 days ago

First off I said they made cuts equal to my Forrest blades. I will gladly show you results from both. Second I did not say they were better. I said they were comparable but that this blade rips better I would gladly let you come over and try it out on the saw stop. Which I know is set up right. Some things about a blade are subjective and I would never claim a blade blew away a Forrest blade they are the level all saw blade manufactures try to reach.That said the Forrest blades are not coated and are a drag to clean.

FWIW the dude is my nick name because I used to own the pro shop at the local bowling alley. I have been called the dude since the release of the Big Labowski My friends said I looked Like Bridges in the movie and it has stuck It is not a blow to me to be called Dude.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Brandon

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#13 posted 576 days ago

Lance, do you wear a robe and drink white russians? If so, I think you’re the coolest. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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thedude50

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#14 posted 576 days ago

I used to but then i got sober so no white Russians

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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#15 posted 370 days ago

Great media photo Dude! Where is the saw dust?
Full Disclosure necessary here as there has been much confusion: The Gmaxx blades are completely unrelated to the GUHDO that has been serving the US market since 1986 with highest quality precision cutting tools (www.guhdo.com) and are not manufactured in the same factory as the GUHDO precision saw blades for beam, panel and sliding table saws that we have been providing to the US industry since 1986. Truth be told!

-- GUHDO, http://www.guhdo.com

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