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Forum topic by EdWood posted 05-15-2009 03:23 AM 1954 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdWood

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05-15-2009 03:23 AM

I just read a review for the Final Cut Sanding sawblade in Fine Woodworking. The review claimed the both the rip and crosscut was better than using a Forrest Woodworker II just by using a 40 tooth blade with the sanding disk. It would cost $15 to buy a 2 pack of disks to try out. Has anyone tried this product yet?

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Ed

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knotscott

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 07:55 AM

I tried it. It worked pretty well at first, but the TS really spins too fast to be an effective sander and the sandpaper heats up, then the adhesives give out pretty quickly. I don’t believe it’s going to turn out to be a viable product.

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 07:56 AM

I thought I would use a 6” psa sanding disc on my saw and see what happens.

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barryrichardson

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 03:40 PM

I bought the sanding disc at the last woodworking show (without the blade) on an impulse, but havent tried it yet. My plan is to use it on a CMS. Thats how they were using it at the demmo and it worked pretty slick. I thought it would be good for cutting segments for segmented turnings.

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 03:54 PM

I don’t think you can really say if it works well or not unless you are using one of their blades, if you just slap the disc on one of your own blades there is no guarantee that the body(?) of the blade will be the same thickness as theirs which can skew your results.

Has anyone here actually used the disc on one of their blades?

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 03:57 PM

“Can these discs be used on other manufactured saw blades? Yes you can, but this blade and this sanding were specifically designed to work together. The Final Cut blade is a 0.070” plate with a 0.104” kerf carbide tip. The relationship between a sanding disc and a saw blade manufactured by a different company may not yield the same results.”

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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dustmaker

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 07:01 PM

I bought there final cut blades both for my table saw and 12” slide arm saw. The table saw one failed first. The paper filled up very quickly. I may have gotten 40 cuts out of it until it started dragging the blade down when cutting. The 12” slide arm I thought I would be satisfied with and it did give some very good cuts. But the paper hasn’t lasted and is starting to come off after maybe 75 cuts. I took the blade off of my table saw. I will continue to use it on my slide arm but only until I run out of paper. It not cost worthy to keep buying the paper when it doesn’t stay on. If I remember right I was told you should get around 200 cuts per set of sandpaper.

-- Dustmaker, Kansas

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knotscott

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 07:05 PM

”I don’t think you can really say if it works well or not unless you are using one of their blades, if you just slap the disc on one of your own blades there is no guarantee that the body(?) of the blade will be the same thickness as theirs which can skew your results.

Has anyone here actually used the disc on one of their blades?”

I’d agree. The overhang of their blade is set to perfectly match the thickness of the paper to avoid binding or gaps. I did try the disc on their blade and still got the same results as what you see pictured above….loading, overheating, and adhesion failure…

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 08:38 PM

Looking at the above photo I have to wonder why anyone would use something like this. There looks to be those really nasty sharp teeth sticking up, spinning really fast and hungry for fingers and hand parts. Guys please forgive but I will stick with my 2×4 and a piece of sandpaper wrapped around it.

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John Gray

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 08:44 PM

Have any of you user’s actually cleaned the sandpaper with an Abrasive Cleaning Stick between cuts to see if that makes the paper hold up better?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Uncle_Salty

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#10 posted 12-31-2009 03:37 PM

I bought a Final Cut blade a Show just last year and have nothing kind to say about it. The blade was adequate, but the paper heated (as mentioned before) and started coming off after about 20 cuts through 4/4 white oak. I am going to take it back when I go to this years show.

I have had pretty good luck in past returning stuff at The Woodworking Shows. Apparently, they don’t like guys standing around their kiosk with their failed product on display when they are trying to sell said product.

Don’t waste your money on this one.

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