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Forrest Manufacturing Festool Plunge Cut Blades

Forrest Manufacturing Festool Plunge Cut Blades

Forrest Manufacturing announced today that the company now offers two of its deluxe Custom WoodWorker I Blades for use on Festool plunge cut circular saws. The blades are designed for professionals who like the specialty capabilities provided by their Custom WoodWorker I blades. Until recently, they were unable to use these high-performance blades on Festool plunge cut circular saws. This is no longer the case. The company now offers a 20mm bore/160mm blade Custom Woodworker I for the Festool TS 55 EQ Model and a 30mm bore/210mm blade Custom WoodWorker I for their TS 75 EQ Model.


These blades are designed to be among the finest, quietest, and most precise of their type, suitable for cabinet shops, furniture makers, and those working with plywood and composites-as well as those doing trim work.

These two Custom WoodWorker I Blades are especially suitable for joinery and other specialty applications. They deliver high quality cross-cuts with both hardwoods and softwoods. This eliminates the problem of bottom splintering when cross-cutting ply veneers of oak and birch. The specially engineered clearances on the blade teeth also eliminate side scoring, leaving a smooth-as-sanded surface.

The Forrest catalog number for the Custom Woodworker I 20mm bore/160mm blade featuring 50 teeth, a 3/32″ kerf, and suitable for use with Festool’s TS 55 EQ Model is WW16507100. The Forrest catalog number for the Custom Woodworker I 30mm bore/210mm blade featuring 60 teeth, a 3/32″ kerf, and suitable for use with Festool’s TS 75 EQ Model is WW08Q607100EU.

Forrest Blades are precision-engineered using a blend of corrosion-resistant C-4 micro-grain carbide. The blades are then hand-straightened for perfect flatness. The result is exceptional perimeter concentricity and a side runout of +/- .001.

The company’s emphasis on quality, combined with its proprietary grinding techniques, produces blades that maintain their performance up to 300% longer between sharpenings. All Forrest blades are backed by a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Among the company’s many custom and specialty blades are the WoodWorker II, Dado King, Duraline, Concave Face, and nonferrous cutting blades.

Consumers can also maximize the performance of their blades by taking advantage of Forrest’s state-of-the-art factory sharpening. This service is available at reasonable rates for all brands of saw blades.

About Forrest Manufacturing

Forrest Manufacturing was founded in 1946 and remains a family-owned business. It is the only leading supplier of quality blades that continues to manufacture its products in the United States. From its inception, the company has been dedicated to serving the needs of serious woodworkers and to providing the very best in knowledgeable, customer-friendly service. Forrest blades can be obtained direct from the factory, as well as from quality dealers, retailers, and catalogs. For more information, call 1-800-733-7111 or visit www.ForrestBlades.com.


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