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Forum topic by Brickman posted 662 days ago 1140 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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662 days ago

I just wanted to give a heads up to hopefully save some people some money in that Amazon has the Forrest Woodworker II 10-Inch 40 Tooth ATB .125 Kerf Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor reduced to $84. Not sure how long it will last so if you need one I would go ahead and get it.

Woodworker II

Mark

-- Mark - Pueblo, Colorado


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#1 posted 662 days ago

Thanks! I’d two-finger type more but and heading to Amazon.

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#2 posted 662 days ago

Boo! Price: $107.95

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 662 days ago

Amazon comes up with same price here $107.95 and they won’t ship to my default address… :(

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 662 days ago

$108 for me too….guess the party’s over.

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

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#5 posted 662 days ago

You can get that blade for $97.79 with free shipping at Librawood.

I’ve ordered several blades and router bits from there. The shipping is very fast to me in New England.

-- “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.” ― Mark Twain

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#6 posted 662 days ago

Be careful with Amazon.

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#7 posted 662 days ago

Boy, that really did disappear fast!

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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#8 posted 662 days ago

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Freud-P410-Premier-Fusion-10-Inch-40-Tooth-Hi-ATB-General-Purpose-Saw-B

Freud makes a good blade as well, and with free shipping,$83.20 is comparable.

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 662 days ago

Is is really a big difference (except for the price) between a Woodworker and a Freud blade?
I use Freud blades and joiner knives and I am delighted with them.

-- Bert

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Brickman

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#10 posted 662 days ago

They didn’t keep that sale price for long. If I see it drop again I will make sure to let everyone know.

-- Mark - Pueblo, Colorado

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#11 posted 662 days ago

Amazon still is $107.00

Forrest
Forrest WW10407125 Woodworker II 10-Inch 40 Tooth ATB .125 Kerf Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (173 customer reviews) | Like (6)
List Price: $127.00
Price: $107.95 Eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 662 days ago

Amazon will discount it every once in a while, just have to be there at the right time – I got mine from them at $70 and change a while back… they’ll bring the price down for a while and jack it back up…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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knotscott

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#13 posted 662 days ago

Is there really a big difference (except for the price) between a Woodworker and a Freud blade?
I use Freud blades and joiner knives and I am delighted with them.

That’s a tough one to answer definitively. It depends on the blade model, the series the blade is from (pertains to Freud only), and how you’d define a “big difference”. Freud offers a value oriented “Diablo” line, an “Industrial” line, and their top tier “Premier” line. Forrest now offers 3 versions of their 10” WWII….30T, 40T, and the new 48T (all available in full and thin kerf). The original Forrest 40T WWII had pretty much set the performance standard for 40T general purpose blades for several years, but the new Freud Fusion 40T (Premier line) and similar Infinity Super General 40T both leave a more polished edge and lower tearout (due to the double angle side grind and 30° Hi-ATB top bevel). Forrest responded by introducing a 48T WWII with a 25° top bevel (vs their standard 15° on the 30T and 40T WWII)....with more teeth and steeper top bevel angle, the 48T should offer similar strengths (and weaknesses) as the Super General and Fusion (note that I haven’t tested a 48T WWII yet, so I’m theorizing). There’s a downside for every design choice. As mentioned, the strengths are a highly polished edge and low tearout…. the downside is more tendency for burning in thicker rips, and shorter edge life (the pointy tips from the steep bevel abrade more rapidly).

Which blade is “best” (within the class of general purpose or combo blades) depends on lot on what you’re cutting, and what aspects of the cut are most important to you….ie: efficiency, edge life, freedom from tearout, polished edge, etc. Most of the time something less than ideal is still good enough, but it’s subjective. Any of the blades mentioned above are designed to be versatile, and should do a really good job of lots of cuts, but none will outperform a good dedicated blade that specializes in a specific type of cut.

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

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b2rtch

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#14 posted 661 days ago

knotscott, thank you for your answer.
Since I have a hard time making a difference between good and excellent ( or excellent and exceptional, as I think the Freud blades give excellent results), I shall stick with the Freud blades which fully satisfy me.
Talking about specialized blades, I noticed a huge difference on my Makita sliding miter saw after I installed a Freud miter saw blade on it,.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 661 days ago

B2rch, based on some advise in a different thread form Knotscott, I’ve picked up a few Infinity blades. They are priced in between the Freud industrial and premier line, and a lot less than Forrest. I cannot comment on performance personally yet as they are on a truck somewhere, however I would suggest you do some research into those as well.

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