Got one for Christmas this year. Couldn't believe the difference
between that and a Freud glue line rip blade. I'm actually kind of
scared to use it as it gives such a nice cut. Don't want to wear it
out. But when you look at the price of a WW2 versus a Freud it is
worth the money.
I have a 40T regular kerf WWII blade. It is great. I also have a 40T
regular kerf blade from Ridge Carbide. It is just as good as the WWII
or, perhaps, a tad better. Kinda like "there are Ford men and Chevy
men". Take your pick.
My only question would be longevity. My current WWII's have been
sharpened four times a piece over about an 8 year period and are like
new when returned from Forrest.
As that could be a deciding factor, anyone have any experience with
Ridge Carbide in that regard?
I've only had my Ridge Carbide sharpened once so far but I don't see any
reason it could not take multiple sharpening
IMO, the best blades around are the WWII mentioned, the Ridge, and one of
the Infinity. I bought the Ridge at a show and got a good deal with a dado
blade and I've been happy with both..
It is, if not THE best, one of the very best all purpose blades available.
I have used a few others that cut just as well when new, but the WW2 will
continue to make smooth clean cuts when the others would have been ready
for resharpening. BTW, Forrest has a very good resharpening service and
they will sharpen blades from other manufacturers also.
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