For a few years now I have always answered Forrest WWII for the TS. I still
recommend This blade.
For those that have one but have not had it sharpened yet, let me share my
experience. After a couple of years of use I decided that my WWII need to
be sharpened. For years I had used my local sharpening service and 3 or 4
years ago they relocated and put in all kinds of computerized sharpening
machines that could go to 600 grit sharpening. They did a good job. So, I
naturally took my WWII to them 3 months ago to have it sharpened. They
assured me that it would come back to me as good as new. It did not. While
it cut like a hot knife through butter again, the cut was no longer glass
smooth. Humm... I should have known... So I put up with it for 3 months.
Tuesday I was in the middle of a job and needed to cut about a hundred 50
degree angles in Ipe. I cranked the bevel wheel over to about 20 degrees
and the wheel got tight... Damn... the zero clearance insert was still in
and there was my Forrest blade being realigned.... Yeah I bent it.... So
this time its off to Forrest for repairs. I'll see how restore to factory
specs goes. 2 weeks to get there and back and a week to do the repairs. 3
weeks turn around is what I am looking at.
Well I need a blade quick as I have another 2 jobs lined up. A call to 3D
sales and another is on its way for $101.49 shipped to my door. That's a 40
tooth regular kerf WWII. 48 hours later the blade in my hands. I mount it
on my saw and once again I see the quality of cut that Forrest is famous
Moral of the story.... I don"t know yet but I am extremely happy with 3D
sales pricing, quick service, and quick shipping.
I will be anxious to see the results of the "Back to factory specs" on my
old Forrest when it arrives back home in 2 to 3 weeks.
Nope. no affiliation with 3D Sales.