I had the same problem about 8 or 9 years ago. I bought a couple of the 3/4
resaw blades and they had bad welds then, they sent replacements and they
were the same. The blades cut fast, but the surface is not nearly as good
as "The Woodslicer" from Highland Hardware - about $30 each. Anytime I have
serious work and need the best finish, I use a woodslicer, Currently my
last Timberwolf is on the saw for cutting firewood to length for my
woodstove, and is great for getting turning stock ready for the lathe.