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I signed up for Woodpeckers email alerts. Good for a laugh at times. Great tools but ridiculously expensive most of the time. However the latest one has theses blades for sale and they sound pretty good: https://www.woodpeck.com/ts2000blade...5egymf81d8eaw4 Has anyone tried Ridges's blades?
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Yup --got 1 from the owner at the last Detroit WW show -- probably 4 years ago. Used it for 3 years before sending it back to get sharpened. The 40 tooth cuts like a 60 and the 60 cuts like an 80.

I have cut (I have a 40 tooth) boards and glued them up with no jointing.

Plus they're made close to the USA -- New Jersey.

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Chuck, I have heard some good things about Ridge Carbide blades but I personally haven't used one. I have been thinking about buying one but if you are going to buy I will wait and see what you think.
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I have enough for the moment Don but I'm interested for down the road. Plus I often change from rip to crosscut but that Ridge blade might eliminate that need.
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Plus they're made close to the USA -- New Jersey.


OUCH!!!
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You can also buy from Ridge Carbide direct. Go to their website and get on the email list and watch for a sale.

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New Jersey -- now that's funny. I have some friends that swear by the Ridge blades. My personal preference is Forrest but that's just me. Some things Woodpecker makes I would love to have but I'm a cheapskate and they think a lot of their stuff. What I do have is very well machined and suited to it's purpose. (bought at shows where the price was more reasonable.) I've got a couple of their etched rules that have survived for at least 20 years and my old eyes can still read them.
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I have used a Ridge 48 tooth blade for six years now and believe it is the best blade I have ever used.
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It's nice to be able to hear from actual users, and that I know for sure are actual users and not shills. That blade is sounding pretty promising and the brand in general.

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