SOLID SURFACE PLANER SAW BLADES, from Forrest Mfg., feature abrasive-resistant carbide teeth that provide smooth chip- and scratch-free cuts when working with solid surface materials such as Avonite, Corian and Fountainhead, according to the company. The blade area is available in standard and metric sizes from 7-1/4" to 16" diameters with 40 teeth for table saws, and in 8" to 18" diameters with 60 teeth for radial and overhead saw applications. The blades fit saws with 5/8" to 1" arbors. The table saw blades come with a 20-degree face hook; the overhead and radial saw blades have a 10-degree face hook. The blades range in price from $79 to $196. Contact: Forrest Mfg. Co., 457 River Road, Clifton, NJ 07014. Tel: 800-733-7111. www.forrestblades.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2008 issue.