On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 05:26:54 GMT, "Leon"
|I use the Forrest WWII. It does everything well.
I'd heard this stuff so often I figured I'd try one on my new Unisaw.
After squandering $1500 on a saw, what's another $100, right?
I ordered one from Coastal Tool, paid extra for 3-day shipping and got
the blade six days later.
What a disappointment. When I first turned the saw on after
installing the WW-II I could have sworn that I forgot to tighten the
arbor nut. I was wrong.
Elevated the blade through the zero-clearance insert and voila, a new,
wider kerf. I had left the splitter/guard off the saw and had just
screwed the rear attachment bolt partway in for safekeeping. The flat
washer on the bolt was dancing a jig from the vibration and it sounded
like a bearing was going out.
Remove WW-II, reinstall my 12-year old Freud LU84M. Smooth as silk.
Measure static runout @ 0.001".
Reinstall WW-II. Whole lotta shakin' goin' on. Measure static runout
@ 0.007" and mostly in one segment of blade between laser cuts.
Dismount blade and examine laser cuts. Looks like a lot of slag in
the cuts and they are not uniform cut-to-cut. So much for stress
Used up 30 minutes of the 30-day trial period. Return to sender.