CLIFTON, NJ—Forrest Manufacturing now offers a thin kerf version of its popular 48-tooth (1048) Woodworker II blade. In making the announcement, the company’s vice president, Jay Forrest said, “The 1048 Woodworker II from soft woods to plywood veneers. Our thin kerf version of this general-purpose blade has been especially designed for lower-power saws, such as those that are 110 volt, .75 to 1.5 HP.”

Vice President Forrest highlighted some of the new blade’s advantages by saying, “The narrower kerf means the blade cuts through less material. The amount of friction and heat produced is reduced, and not as much force is required when feeding the material into the saw. As a result, the thinner kerf helps minimize wastage when working with expensive, high-quality woods.”

Superb Cross Cuts
Experienced woodworkers know that getting a clean cross cut is not as easy as it seems. That’s because cross-cutting involves severing the fibers in the grain and this can result in splintering or a fuzzy cut. The 48-tooth Woodworker II does an excellent job in this regard. The blade has a 20-degree face hook and a 25-degree alternate top bevel (ATB). The extra sharp points slice cleanly through wood fibers as the blade cuts across the grain. The Woodworker II operates quietly with less vibration.

Both the thin kerf and standard versions of the 1048 Woodworker II have a conventional 10-inch diameter and a 5/8-inch bore. Although especially suited for manufacturing picture frames or other products that require hundreds of cross-grain cuts, these blades are a wise investment for any woodworker who desires a reliable, fine-quality, all-purpose combination blade. Like all Forrest blades, the Thin Kerf 1048 Woodworker II is precision engineered from corrosion-resistant, super-strong C-4 micrograin carbide. This gives it up to 300 percent longer life between sharpenings than other carbide blades. And, as is the case with other Forrest blades, the Thin Kerf 1048 Woodworker II is hand-straightened to ensure perfect flatness and has exceptional perimeter concentricity and side runout of +/- .001.

To help ensure continued performance, Forrest Manufacturing offers state-of-the-art factory sharpening at a reasonable cost. Customers have the satisfaction of knowing that the Thin Kerf 1048 Woodworker II is made in the United States and comes with Forrest’s highly respected 30-day, money-back guarantee. The model number for the 10-inch blade is WW10487100. The list price is $134.00.

Forrest Blades: First Choice of Dedicated Craftsmen

Forrest Manufacturing has remained a family-owned business since it was founded in 1946. The company’s commitment to providing top-quality blades that are backed by exceptional customer service has made it the supplier of choice for craftsmen and serious hobbyists for 64 years. Forrest manufactures a wide variety of custom and specialty blades. These include its Signature Line Chop Master, Dado King, Duraline, Shear Face, and nonferrous cutting blades. These can be ordered direct from the factory, as well as from fine-quality dealers, retailers, and catalogs.

SOURCE: Forrest Manufacturing

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