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About three weeks ago I bought a blade stiffener for my thin kerf table saw blade. I want to say it made a big difference in my blade performance. I have been running a blade I bought from Infinity so I think it is a good blade but I could be wrong. I was really surprised how much the stiffener helped.

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Where I really noticed a difference was trying to cut 45* miters on a chop saw on red oak.

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Forrest recommends that you use a stiffener with all saw blades. I tried it with one of their thin kerf Woodworker II blades, then with an 1/8" kerf Guhdo-GMAXX blade similar to the Infinity blade you mentioned and there is a noticeable improvement in the cuts. For many years I have only used Freud red blades on all my saws; it is hard to beat the value with them. The only saw blade I have been disappointed in was the Porter Cable Laser with progressive teeth.

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Forrest recommends that you use a stiffener with all saw blades. I tried it with one of their thin kerf Woodworker II blades, then with an 1/8" kerf Guhdo-GMAXX blade similar to the Infinity blade you mentioned and there is a noticeable improvement in the cuts. For many years I have only used Freud red blades on all my saws; it is hard to beat the value with them. The only saw blade I have been disappointed in was the Porter Cable Laser with progressive teeth.
Mike I like the Freud blades to.

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Don ~ Where did you get your saw blade stiffener?

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Blade stiffener . Do you need a prescription?
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Don ~ Where did you get your saw blade stiffener?

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Bob, I don't think that it is a question of where, but from whom. There are several makers/vendors that market them but all stiffeners may not be equal.

Since I have no first hand experience with a specific brand, perhaps some of the other members can suggest what has worked for them.

A simple internet search will turn up several sources. Some are more reasonably priced then others.

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Bob I bought it from Lee Valley. Here is the link. They have free shipping until 6/6/16.

Forrest Saw Blade Stiffeners - Lee Valley Tools

PS- There is a problem with that website, they have way to many things you want.
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I have a Forrest stiffener. It only requires one on the nut side of the blade. Other companies offer them; I bought from Forrest because they are top quality and made in the USA.

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