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Well, with all the sarcasm floating around these days, its hard to know who is pulling whose leg (or should that be 'whom's leg' ), but assuming you are not familiar with them Dale in WV, the WWII stands for Forrest WW10407100 Woodworker II blades, not World War II blades.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Ken and all,
Forrest makes good blades. A carpenter friend of mine said they are better than Freud which I've read much about here.
My fairly new TS3650 only has the Ridgid factory blade still installed. Do I want this Forrest blade as a replacement to that?
The Forrest is pretty amazing. Freud makes one blade that should compete with the Forrest 40T WWII...the F410 has a similar design and is close in price. There's a DeWalt DW7657 that's similar but isn't sharpened to the same degree, but is a bargain at around $50-$60. Then there's a Ridge Carbide TS2000 that's considered as good or better than the WWII by many...it's sharpened to 1200 grit and the carbide is thicker to withstand more sharpenings. Any one of these blades should perform extremely well on a wide variety of cuts and materials in your saw.
The factory blade should be used as the basis for a wall clock. I replaced mine ASAP on the advice of many here within days of getting my 3650, great improvement.
"When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)