I think I’ve only written on here once…So allow me to introduce myself. I’m a woodworking headcase from New England. I say headcase because I’m all over the map with my woodworking. I’ve made a living as a violinmaker for the last ten years, but have always been an amatuer furniture maker as well. Now that the economy has tanked, I’m actually selling more furniture, built-ins, chairs, etc than violins!
In addition, I’ve recently been working with a friend of mine who makes custom staircases and handrails – spirals, ellipses, etc…So I’m branching out, learning lots about that.
Anyway, just thought I’d say hello and thank you all ahead of time for sharing your wisdom and insights.
Now, to my question…finally. I bought the 5 hp Sawstop cabinet saw (love it) and am ready for a new/better blade. I understand I can’t use a blade that has paint on it…What blade would you recommend? I have read the FWW article which seemed to point me toward the Forrest 2 combination blade. Any thoughts?
BTW I’ve been using the sawstop brand blade since it did a decent enough job. Its kerf measures at .112 or so. I like the idea of using a thin kerf blade even though I have plenty of power (5hp).
Sorry for the long post. Thanks again