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Forum topic by Kirk650 posted 03-01-2017 12:50 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kirk650

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03-01-2017 12:50 AM

Have any of you fellows sent a Forrest sawblade back to them for sharpening? What was the turnaround time? Cost?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 12:37 PM

Cost here. I sent my WW2 back to them, and as I recall the turnaround wasn’t out of line with any other outfit…I want to say it was on the order of 2 weeks. But I’m sure it varies depending on the work load.

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 03:33 PM

It’s been awhile but 2 weeks sounds about right. Need to have a good spare TS blade for this reason.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 09:22 PM

Thanks for the info. I have an extra blade (Freud), so I’m Ok till the WW2 gets back.

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#4 posted 03-03-2017 05:33 AM

Not to get into a contest, and don’t have a table saw yet, but planned on using ridge carbide for my blades. Any ideas on sharpening turn around for them?

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#5 posted 03-03-2017 12:11 PM

I’ve not used them to sharpen, but I would think they would be right along the same lines. Very nice blades, BTW….but you don’t have to use them for sharpening.

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#6 posted 03-03-2017 02:15 PM

I use them exclusively for my Woodworker II blades. Cost is reasonable, and the service is good, with 10-14 day turnaround. What I like the most, is the security of knowing that the integrity of the blades geometry is maintained, since the original manufacturer is doing the sharpening. I also like the fact that the quality control is there, just like in the original product. I have been using their blades since the late 90’s and am sold on their quality and service When I spend the money on a quality product, I don’t want to trust the re-sharpening to someone who “thinks” that they can do it as well as the OM.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#7 posted 03-03-2017 06:27 PM

I use Forrest blades and sharpening service since 1996 – never a problem

-- Desert_Woodworker

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