What makes it attractive to me is the fixed 1/4" width... a dimension that
seems to come up regularly with it comes to frame and panel, tenons, box
joints, etc. No "two cuts" and no setting up a dado blade that doesn't do
end grain well and doesn't leave a truly flat bottom.... I'll leave it on my
wish list in case someone needs to buy me a gift. ;~)
That wouldn't let you hog off 1/4" in one pass, however.
And FWIW Forrest will also sell you a box joint type pair just like
the Freud, that will do a 1/4" kerf or a 3/8" kerf, with expected
price markup over the Freud.
I have a FWII blade and it is IMHO the best blade I have.
I also have a Freud Diablo, that was in my Miter saw a NICE blade.
I have a Ridge dado blade Nice...
I have a Crapsman rip blade ok..
I have a bunch of other blades not worth mentioning.
I think the Forrest is worth the money... it's not just a price markup.
I believe the Forrest is T4 carbide.. harder and finer than others. And
they excel at leaving a smooth cut.
But for a blade that might be used infrequently, I might be tempted to
try the Freud, or for about the same price if I only did 1/4" box
joints. I might try the Infinity.
I like what I saw in the video relative to using it for a tenon cutter.
But do I find it necessary. No, I use a plane to cleanup my tenon
shoulders. But it is nice, and might eliminate the need.
On 4/8/2012 10:31 AM, Jim Weisgram wrote:
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