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A question for my esteemed neighbors from Canada:
*** What precision/quality panel saw blades are made in Canada?

I just got some blades in. I "really" like them. They were rebranded... and imported from a saw blade manufacturer from Canada.

Why am I curious to know?
- Wondering if they would be any cheaper direct from them. (My new finish dado set shipping direct from them.)
- Wondering about their other offerings.

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Hey Monkey-Lips, why don't you check with Lee-Valley? They are top-notch in my opinion and anyone making good Canadian blades would be wise to do business with Lee Valley.

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Lee Valley sells Forrest which are supposed to made in the states and have the reputation of being the best. I'm not sure who is manufacturing saw blades in Canada except for sawmill type applications and the only one of those I can bring to mind is Pacific Hoe. What outfit are you referring to Mike?

I bought a bunch of Onsrud miter saw blades and a 24 tooth dado set off ebay at fire sale prices. I pity anyone who didn't get in on this. They are the sharpest blades I have ever used or seen used. I don't know how Forrest could be better. The cuts are so smooth they look like they have been planed.

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"Monkey-Lips"...?!
Dare we ask?
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Yes Dan, you should hear what he calls me (on the phone).

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Thinking I don't want to do anything that might want to affect my service and support from my recent purchase so I won't make this searchable... see the attached pic's.

Monkey Lips? LOL. I don't know. He started calling me that a time back. Having had an extended stay in the southeast while I was in the service (Ft. Benning, GA.), I just figured that was a southern thing. LOL. Isn't that a southern delicacy? What was funny is that some think of Mint Juleps... which no-one really drinks anywhere (atrocious!).
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Dimar is easily equal or more as Freud.
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Mike; are you saying the LAGUNA blades are Cdn. made? If they are, I've never seen them on display anywhere...or at least I don't remember them.
As Normand said, try the Dimar; they're German made, or the CMT from Italy, of German steel.
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Mike; are you saying the LAGUNA blades are Cdn. made? If they are, I've never seen them on display anywhere...or at least I don't remember them.
As Normand said, try the Dimar; they're German made, or the CMT from Italy, of German steel.
Yes, they are Imported from Canada.

I was also thinking Dimar Canada LTD... Ontario. As they use the same font on some of their other products. They have the same TM logo as Dimar LTD, but add the maple leaf added. Some say they are made in Germany, but as Dimar puts it: "Our manufacturing facilities are based across Europe..." The company itself is from Israel.

I looked at their catalog. They look similar. The packaging looks the same, although Laguna's is all white w/ a label. (no printing).

EDIT-- Okay. Lost. I didn't see where there is pricing anywhere. Does others sell their products or themselves? Dimar mentions that there is a US partner somewhere on the eastcoast, but they don't say who that might be???

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Mike, then there is this... although I can,t find any connection elsewhere...

New Dimar Guhdo Gmaxx Saw Blades Review by Woodworkers Journal - YouTube

Update: well here we go...

http://dimar-canada.com/products.php?m=56&idp=13

http://dimar-canada.com/products.php?m=56&idp=181

Looks like Guhdo are the same blades, or at least Dimar owned, some of those are available from Amazon... don't know about for your saw though, Mike

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