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Old 07-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #21
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The difference between the Diablo and the Forrest is huge. And being that you are in Jersey you could possibly shoot right over to the factory, I think they are either in Edison or very close to there. Great customer support too.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #22
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The difference between the Diablo and the Forrest is huge. And being that you are in Jersey you could possibly shoot right over to the factory, I think they are either in Edison or very close to there. Great customer support too.
Forrest is located in Clifton, NJ.
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Anyone use blade stabilizers?

Like maybe

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...7&site=ROCKLER
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I use blade stiffeners on my 10 shop table saw. I also use 7 1/4" thin kerf blades in this saw when I'm doing some fine work. Depends on what I'm cutting of course, but it saves wear and tear on the expensive 10" blades.

I also use these 7 1/4" in my job site table saw. They are cheap, I buy them by the box. They fit both table saws as well as my worm drive.

I agree that Forest make the best blades. Another little known but excellent company if FS Tool. They make a wide assortment of blades and will custom make blade/tooth design to suit your needs.
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Another really good blade that i love and is in the Forrest category is ridge carbide blades

http://ridgecarbidetool.com/
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Another vote for Forrest. They just make. Good. Stuff.

If you are making your living via carpentry work, Forrest is a great partner.
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I ditched the thin kerfs after my first time using one. I'll take a wider blade/more cut material than having to toss a piece because my blade deflected.
I am with you, I have been using Oshlun Full kerf blades...most of mine have be re-sharpened by now and I have the ATB brought up to a 30 degree bevel from what I think is about a 15 or 20 degree they come with. (I had one done at 40 degrees...that thing was scary sharp... until someone decided to plunge it DEEP into my miter saw fence....bye bye fence and blade)

If you hit a nail, the tooth chips easier, but the higher ATB slices through the wood with less...well little to no tear out...

Whenever I am working alone or working with certain people , I put one of my 'Custom' grind blades in...
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Another really good blade that i love and is in the Forrest category is ridge carbide blades

http://ridgecarbidetool.com/
Ridge is another NJ blade co not to far from Forrest, I had a Ridge Blade years ago and was not that happy with it.
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Forest is a good blade...

For what it may be worth
Have had good luck with Leitz also

http://www.leitztooling.com/saws-pro-series.htm
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Just got my 10" 60 toother back from sharpening.

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Just got my 10" 60 toother back from sharpening.

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