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Forum topic by Holubec37 posted 01-17-2020 03:21 AM 490 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holubec37

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01-17-2020 03:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: forrest table saw mitre saw

I recent bought both the WWII 40 tooth and Chopmaster from Forrest. I was able to look at the WWII before having to leave from work, but have not been home yet to install them and put them to use.

My question is, what is the best way to remove the protective “plastic” off of the carbide and blade before using? Are there any other tips to pass along for the first time use of these blades?


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#1 posted 01-17-2020 06:06 AM

1-800-733-7111

I always thought it funny, they charge what they do, and no enclosed page to tell you how not to mess up your brand new blade. They do let you know several ways on their website how to get them sharpened, and fixed though.

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Holubec37

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#2 posted 01-17-2020 06:47 AM



1-800-733-7111

I always thought it funny, they charge what they do, and no enclosed page to tell you how not to mess up your brand new blade. They do let you know several ways on their website how to get them sharpened, and fixed though.

- therealSteveN

I emailed them 2 weeks ago and all I got in return was to use WD-40 to wipe it down. I thought I worded my email better than that. I guess I’ll just pick it off little by little. A guy a work with suggested just rip a board with it. LOL Maybe if it was a $20 blade.

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 01-17-2020 12:30 PM

Actually, sawing a board would work and not damage the blade(unless you own a SS) ...but it makes a mess. I’ve never had any problem peeling that stuff off unless they’ve changed what they use. Break it and pull it off in the direction the teeth are pointing.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Blindhog

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#4 posted 01-17-2020 02:27 PM

I have several Forrest blades and have always just peeled the coating off the blade and then simply wipe off the oils. Then slap it on the saw and make some sawdust!
Hold the blade with a heavily gloved hand when removing the coating as the teeth are SHARP! Get an edge started and the rest will peel right off.
Enjoy your new blades, they are a pleasure to work with.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#5 posted 01-17-2020 02:56 PM

i never found it to be a problem,just peel it off,no special technique needed.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Andre

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#6 posted 01-17-2020 06:05 PM



i never found it to be a problem,just peel it off,no special technique needed.

- pottz

Same here, but just bought a Dimar 50 tooth combi blade that if anything like the 24 FTB one I have means no more Forrester blades:) I came wrapped in oil paper so just a quick wipe with M.S. and ready to use.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 01-18-2020 12:45 PM

Just use your fingers and pull it off, wipe off the blade and get to work. Great choice, by the way. You will not be disappointed with a Forrest blade

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

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