Forrest Woodworker II 40T General Purpose Blade

Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Forrest Manufacturing
Model:
Woodworker II
Price:
$120

Description

Forrest Premium Carbide Saw Blades cut cleaner, more efficiently, and last longer between sharpenings than almost any other blade.They feature super hard, long life micro-grain carbide teeth on laser-cut plates that are hand-straightened to a maximum runout of .002". These top quality blades rip and crosscut super smooth and tear-out free. All are 10" diameter and fit 5/8" arbors. Made in the USA, the Woodworker II ATB blade is the most popular for general table saw use. It has a plate thickness of .090, and the kerf is 1/8". If most of your cutting is stock 1-1/2" or thicker, Forrest recommends its 30-tooth blade (#85N53).

Reader Reviews

Still my Best blade

Review Summary

I've used many different blades over the years as cabinet maker and I still haven't found one that cuts real wood better than this blade. Many different Co's have tried to duplicate Forrest's glue line smooth cut over the years and so far to my knowledge no one has. Every saw blade review I've read over the last 30 years,the Forrest Woodworker II has always come out the winner. I believe much of that is due to the detailed attention they give to each blade.

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Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Not My Only Blade - But My Best

Review Summary

I purchased my first one four years ago after seeing demonstration at Woodsmith store seminar. Two years latter I purchased my second one and sent the first in to Forest to be sharpened. A superior blade in every aspect. Its smooth, almost perfect finish cut, means less time in the finishing end of a project prior to assembly.

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Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

The best blade

Review Summary

This is my second blade my first last years by sending it back and having it serviced every couple of years. These blades come so sharp that if you are not careful you can get cut installing one. You can also hear the difference in the blade it cuts the air instead of forcing it's way through. Wood cut with the blade has a clean edge requiring not sanding, even in cherry the burn is almost never there with the right feed rate.
the blade cost more than most but last longer and stays sharper. you get what you pay for.

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Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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