We're rarely speechless around here, but after bringing this blade down through a gorgeous piece of maple, it nearly happened. We knew that Forrest makes some of the best blades on the planet, but we truly weren't prepared for the gorgeous cut we got with this blade.
On the back side of plywood, we had zero tearout. When we cut a length of 8/4 oak, it felt like a hot knife through butter, and the result was too good to be believed: smooth as glass, completely free of circle marks of any kind, and it looked like it had been sanded already - cut after cut after cut.
You can pick up a miter saw blade for a tenth of this price, of course. It will cut. But it won't cut like this. And it won't last as long as this blade will, not by a long shot. Because it's made of double-hard C-4 carbide, it holds it edge for what seems like forever, and it resharpens beautifully.
Forrest spends a good deal of time on each blade, ensuring that it's as straight as can be, and that's part of what you're paying for. If you spent good money on a decent miter saw, you owe it to yourself to put this blade on it. After parting with your money, you will never regret buying this blade. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste
Maintain maximum stability for the best cut with a Forrest Chopmaster Saw Blade. Specially designed for sliding compound miter and radial-arm saws, grabbing and throwing of scrap cutoffs has been minimized with this design. This blade has a heavier than normal steel plate and a negative face hook. Its made with double-hard C-4 submicron carbide for up to 300 longer life. Each blade is hand-straightened to a runout of .001/.002 for maximum cut quality. The tooth style (4 points and flat) produces steady, clean cuts with no bottom splintering. Youll be delighted by the extra smooth, tight cuts youll get with this blade. The 12" blade has a 1/8" kerf and 1" arbor hole.