Vice president Jay Forrest says Forrest Mfg. has responded to customer requests by developing a new blade designed specifically for providing rip cuts and cross cuts of two-sided plywood, whether finished or unfinished.
“Our Ply Veneer Worker is a commercial-quality blade that excels on table saws, although it can also be used on radial arm saws. This new blade features the same high-precision technology as our popular Woodworker II blade. As a result, it does an outstanding job of ripping and cross cutting plywood and plywood veneers.
“The PVW also provides finish-quality cross cuts on hardwood laminated sheet products, as well as cross cuts on natural wood of all types. So it is well suited for use in making cabinets, bookshelves, and furniture. However, the blade is intended strictly for plywood, plywood veneers, and solid woods. It is not designed for cutting materials such as plastic, laminates or melamine.”
The Ply Veneer Worker features a 10-degree, 70 teeth, and a high alternate top bevel grind, according to the company.
It is currently available as a 10”-diameter blade with two kerfs — thin and 1/8” — at a list $144. Forrest says it plans to make the blade available in other sizes, ranging from 7-1/2” to 14” diameters.
For information, call 800-733-7111 or visit www.forrestblades.com.