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Forum topic by MrRon posted 06-03-2014 09:24 PM 2024 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2014 09:24 PM

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Has anyone tried the “Worlds best” saw blades manufactured and sold by Carbide Processors. They use ceramic material instead of carbide and claim 500 to 700% longer life over carbide. The prices are about the same as Forrest. They have a fantastic website. Go to http://www.carbideprocessors.com.


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#1 posted 06-04-2014 12:20 PM

I have not tried them yet, but I have two on order. It seems that saw blade preference is a Ford Chevy thing. The saw blade I have currently are the industrial Freud, Infinity rip, and Forrest WWII. My ratings would be 1 Infinity, 2 Freud, and 3 Forrest. I have been impressed by the Infinity, not so by the Forrest. The Forrest is a thin kerf and all the others are full kerf,so this might have an influence. I bought the Worlds Best 30T rip and 55t combo so I would have a set when the others are due for sharpening. I intend to make these the main blades and the Freud and Infinity as backup for sharpening. I am not sure about 700% longer life, but I do expect longer life from ceramic. There are a number of good blades, but from the limited reviews I have seen these are quality blades that seem to be better than most others. Once I get some time on them I will post a review.

-- Bill R

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 12:46 PM

I’d be interested in hearing about Bill’s experience with the World’s Best and their Cermet tips. I haven’t used any of the World’s Best blades by Carbide Processors, but Tom Walz seems to really know his stuff. In theory, the ceramic tips have some advantages, but as with everything, there’s almost always a downside too, that we often don’t hear much about.

Of the blades I’ve tried so far, none have impressed me more than Infinity…I think I’ve tried 6 blades and their Dadonator stacked dado set so far….all really first rate performers that are beautifully made and finished. Ridge Carbide, Forrest, the Tenryu Gold Medal series, some Freud Industrial, and some CMT Industrial have impressed me also, but none as much as Infinity. For those who don’t know, Infinity was founded by the son of the guy who put Freud, CMT, and Jesada on the map in the US.

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 12:57 PM

Knotscott, I was hoping you had tried them. Your knowledge of saw blades and saws far surpasses mine. I totally agree about the Infinity blade. I almost went with Infinity, but my background in turbine engines I know ceramic is better. The usual downside is it would be more prone to chipping being hard and brittle. I have got about 6 months on my current blades. I will make some cross cuts and rips with them and will do the same with the Worlds Best new and after 6 months on some 8/4 hard maple.

-- Bill R

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 02:03 PM

I wouldn’t buy anything called “world’s best”, just on general principles.

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 02:43 PM

Looks like the ceramic is a tungsten carbide which is really brittle, then again you could say that about anything with the word carbide in it. I use T/C in my day job for bushings and coatings on pins occasionally and it’s really tough stuff. We spec out a Rockwell C north of 70 when we use it. I’m really interested to see how this works out for you because I’d be worried about a shock load like if your board is chattering going through the saw breaking teeth. Keep us posted I hope they work out for you.

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 06:50 PM

Go to this website; it is an entire education about carbides and ceramics. These guys seem to know what they are talking about.
http://www.carbideprocessors.com/pages/technical-info/carbide-parts.html

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 10:37 AM

... 15 MONTHS LATER… This thread never had a conclusion.. you all started the race but no one ever crossed the finish line.. Any updates?

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 12:57 PM

Sorry for the delay. I was building my new shop and then I broke my shoulder and I am just now getting back to woodworking. It takes one heck of a long time for a shoulder to heal. I bought two blades from them. One was a combination blade and one a rip blade. I just started using them about three weeks ago. The one thing I noticed when they arrived was the generous amount of carbide. I think even more than my Forrest. The combination; this blade cuts as well as any I have used (Freud and Forrest). I think the performance is equal to any of these blades. I can’t really compare as my other blades have time on them. Given the amount of carbide the WB can go for a lot of sharpening so I would buy this blade again. The rip blade; again a lot of carbide. My only comparison is to the Infinity rip blade. I like the Infinity rip better. Nothing wrong with the WB, but the Infinity is a great blade. The kerf on both of these blades is slightly wider than 0.125”. What I can’t comment yet is the longevity of how long they will last before sharpening. Neither blade has disappointed me and not unhappy with the purchase. The real payoff will be the longevity and number of sharpening as these blades cut well. That the best I can do as far as a review at this point.

-- Bill R

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 02:08 PM

thanks for update on blades

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 02:49 PM

Likewise Bill, thanks for the update. Hope your shoulder is healing well.

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#11 posted 09-11-2015 04:03 PM

Bill7255, What tips were on the blades you got from WB? Carbide or Cermet? The original query was about the ceramic tips.

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#12 posted 09-11-2015 09:07 PM

They are the Cermet on both blades. Here are pictures.

-- Bill R

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