Forrest WW II From Amazon

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Forum topic by CedarFreakCarl posted 02-04-2009 02:41 AM 1406 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2009 02:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: amazoncom forrest woodworker ii atb resharpened

Sooooo…..I got the heads up from I think Marc Spagnoulo or maybe somebody on LJ’s about selling Forrest WW II 40 tooth ATB blades at a real deal for 80 something bucks. Cool I thought. I’ll get me one of them $115 blades on the cheap and check it out. I got on and indeed found the deal and ordered it for $83.11 w/ free shipping. Woohoo!! Well, it got here today. When I got the box opened and looked at my very first Woodworker II blade, it sure looked like a used blade to me.

Now I’m aware that Amazon markets used stuff too, but I’m pretty sure the one I clicked on was supposed to be new. Look at these pictures and see what you think.

The box looks like it came straight from Forrest, but as you can see, the blade has wear marks on the lettering. Also, it’s got the rubber dip on it typical of blades that have been re-sharpened. Maybe all Forrest blades are field tested? I know it’s going to look just like this the first time I shove a board though the saw, and as long as I don’t have any problems I don’t think I’m going to raise hell about it, but have any of you had similar experience either with Amazon or Forrest?

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 03:08 AM

I am not sure about the faded lettering. That could be just a manufacturing problem. But Forrest always ships their blades with a protection coating- both on newly purchased and re-sharpened blades.

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 04:26 AM

That is definitely a new WWII. The lettering wears off rather quickly when it is used. I have had my WWII sharpened twice by Forrest and most of the letter is gone after they clean and sharpen the blade. New Forrest and resharpened Forrest blades all come with the wax coatng on the teeth.

Enjoy your WWII. I use it for most everything. I do all my glue joints with it, super smooth surface when you take a final cut of 1/64” for a glue joint.

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 04:41 AM

You can’t go wrong with a Forrest new or used

-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 06:59 AM

Hope it’s new, because i just bought one too. I think the lettering is just silk-screened on, so would wear off quickly. It was a heck of a deal!

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