Forrest Manufacturing expands line of WoodWorker I blades
August 15, 2011 | 2:39 pm CDT
Forrest Manufacturing expands line of WoodWorker I blades

CLIFTON, NJ — Jay Forrest, Vice President of Forrest Manufacturing, announced today that the company now offers two of its deluxe Custom WoodWorker I Blades for use on Festool plunge cut circular saws.

In making this announcement, Mr. Forrest said, “Our customers have been telling us how much they like the specialty capabilities provided by our Custom WoodWorker I blades. But until recently, they were unable to use these high-performance blades on Festool plunge cut circular saws. This is no longer the case. We now offer a 20 mm bore/160 mm blade Custom Woodworker I for the Festool TS 55 EQ Model and a 30 mm bore/210 mm blade Custom WoodWorker I for their TS 75 EQ Model. This is another example of how our company listens to customer input and, when practical, responds by developing quality blades to satisfy specific applications.”

The Ideal Blade for Complex Requirements
The versatility and exceptional performance of Custom WoodWorker I Blades continue to make them a popular choice with discerning craftsmen.

“Professional woodworkers and serious hobbyists report that these blades are the finest, quietest, and most precise of their type,” says Mr. Forrest. “So cabinet shops, furniture makers, and those working with plywood and composites—as well as those doing trim work—will be especially pleased they can now use our Custom WoodWorker I Blades on their Festool plunge cut circular saws.”

These two Custom WoodWorker I Blades are especially suitable for joinery and other specialty applications. They deliver high quality cross-cuts with both hardwoods and softwoods. This eliminates the problem of bottom splintering when cross-cutting ply veneers of oak and birch. The specially engineered clearances on the blade teeth also eliminate side scoring, leaving a smooth-as-sanded surface.

The Forrest catalog number for the Custom Woodworker I 20 mm bore/160 mm blade featuring 50 teeth, a 3/32” kerf, and suitable for use with Festool’s TS 55 EQ Model is WW16507100. The Forrest catalog number for the Custom Woodworker I 30 mm bore/210 mm blade featuring 60 teeth, a 3/32” kerf, and suitable for use with Festool’s TS 75 EQ Model is WW08Q607100EU.

Exceptional Materials and Superior Workmanship
Forrest Blades are precision-engineered using the finest blend of corrosion-resistant C-4 micro grain carbide. The blades are then hand-straightened for perfect flatness. The result is exceptional perimeter concentricity and a side runout of +/- .001.

The company’s emphasis on quality—combined with its proprietary grinding techniques—produces blades that maintain their performance up to 300% longer between sharpenings. All Forrest blades are backed by a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Among the company’s many custom and specialty blades are the WoodWorker II, Dado King, Duraline, Concave Face, and nonferrous cutting blades.

Consumers can also maximize the performance of their blades by taking advantage of Forrest’s state-of-the-art factory sharpening. This service is available at reasonable rates for all brands of saw blades.

Leadership and Reliability
Forrest Manufacturing was founded in 1946 and remains a family-owned business. It is the only leading supplier of quality blades that continues to manufacture its products in the United States. From its inception, the company has been dedicated to serving the needs of serious woodworkers and to providing the very best in knowledgeable, customer-friendly service.

Forrest blades can be obtained direct from the factory, as well as from quality dealers, retailers, and catalogs.

Source: Forrest Mfg.

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