WWII question...

OK, so I finally took the plunge and got a regular kerf WWII-40T as I had a lot of baltic birch to cut. The results were not as good as I had hoped... decent, but not *all that*. I noticed that the cuts have teeth marks on them, so I decided to check further. The new blade has a slight "wobble" to it, very slight (even with the 5" Forrest stiffener). My question is, how much is too much? It's not the arbor as my 80 tooth thin kerf Freud runs dead perfect. Should I take the Forrest back??? I got it from LeeValley if that matters.
Thanks,
Dave.
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Providing your saw is properly aligned, I would advise taking the blade back. From my experience with a WWII, something is definitely not right.
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I tested mine on my Delta Unisaw with a TS-Aligner Jr. and it seemed to have ~0.004 inches of wobble beyond the saw's wobble. Compare it to your other blades. If your WWII is significantly more than them, return it.

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Well further to this, last night at 11:30 MST, I sent an e-mail to Forrest asking about the tolerances on the blades. I had a reply at 6:30 AM saying that even if the blade wasn't off, if I didn't like the cut I should return it. Thanks to Dave Morgan at Forrest for a speedy reply!.
So off to LeeValley I went this morning where they cheerfully replaced the faulty blade. I just loaded the new blade on the saw and dialed it up... PERFECT! :-) fired up the saw and ran a test cut... to quote Austin Powers... YAH BABY, YAH!! :-) *nice* blade.
Thanks again to LeeValley and Forrest for great customer service! Something that is quite rare these days indeed.
Dave... off to fill a DC bag with my new blade! :-)
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FYI, my WWII had no wobble when I installed it, but over time, it got tweaked a bit. I just used a dial indicator to find where it was out of whack, and then gave it a little push to the side with my hand, while the blade was installed in the Unisaw, with it set for max depth of cut. Worked like a charm. Went to about .002 run out, from about .008. Next time you notice a little wobble, try it! Beats waiting for another blade, when all it needs is a little friendly "persuasion".
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Good to know that about Lee Valley. Sounds like you went to a Lee Valley store? Didn't know they had stores as I order from the catalog.
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Now there's an ad campaign in the making. Maybe they could print your quote on the front of the next catalog. "The Choice of Serious Tool Addicts." I just want to know what a WW methadone clinic is like.
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Wow... that's neat. Only other store that I know that did that type of process was Service Merchandise. You entered what you wanted in computer terminal hit the send button and went to pick it up/pay for it. I'll have to see where the nearest Lee Valley store is and check one out.
Thomas
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Get an "everlast" blade as tested by FWW half the price same results. I have been using one for the last 6 months and it still cuts like a charm, in particular very clean x cuts...
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