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.
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,
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! :-)
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".
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.
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.
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