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    Woodworker 2

    I bought my first WW2 blade and made some sawdust with it... What a great blade. It is noisier than the Delta blade that I've been using but no biggie. The cut is just about as smooth as if it had been run through the jointer.
    I did get good mileage out of the Blade that came with the Unisaw and have used other good blades but this has lived up to the hype so far.
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    This is just a rumor of course, and I've got no first hand experience with this but the WWII reportedly also makes very nice cuts in aluminum extrusions too - like the type you'd find on miter gauge fences.
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    Congrats on your WWII. My first WWII was a gift from a friend and it replaced a very good LU84 50T Freud...I remember the "wow" impression.

    Your Uni likely came with a Delta Industrial blade made by Leitz in Germany...pretty darn good stock blade.

    I've heard rumor that Doug will handle your aluminum cutting needs for free using his WWII!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spencer View Post
    Your Uni likely came with a Delta Industrial blade made by Leitz in Germany...pretty darn good stock blade.
    Scott would you know a source where one can get a Leitz blade. My saw came with one and I would like to purchase more of the same but have not been able to find a Leitz branded blade like mine was.

    Royall thanks for the post and good luck with the blade. I have always wondered if the hype about these blades was anything like the truth in action. Now we know.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Shepard View Post
    This is just a rumor of course, and I've got no first hand experience with this but the WWII reportedly also makes very nice cuts in aluminum extrusions too - like the type you'd find on miter gauge fences.
    ummm, eeerrr, I've , uh, heard that rumor too.

    PS - I like my WWII!
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    Rob - Mike Jackson is a Leitz distibutor. He'd been offering clearance prices on several models for a while, but most have been pretty well picked over. He's a great guy, so drop him a line and see what's got.
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    That Delta/Leitz blade did serve me well. Cut out 2 kitchens worth of material and a lot more stuff. It's got a few nicks in the carbide and as soon as I can find someone that can do a blade justice I'll get it and a few others sharpened. I did buy a pair of blades made by Poplar, one crosscut and the other a rip. Very nice blades also but only seen at the one place that I bought them at in Blue Lake, California. After I got the Uni and used the Leitz blade I got lazy and just used the one combination blade for all my cuts What they need is a table saw that has two arbors that would rotate into position with the correct blade for the cut being made Now that's lazy thinking

    Just hope I find someone local for sharpening.... shipping from here will kill me

    I'll Take Doug's word for the quality of cuts the blade makes in aluminum at this time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    ...What they need is a table saw that has two arbors that would rotate into position with the correct blade for the cut being made Now that's lazy thinking

    Just hope I find someone local for sharpening.... shipping from here will kill me

    I'll Take Doug's word for the quality of cuts the blade makes in aluminum at this time
    You mean like this?


    Scott Whiting has an excellent reputation for sharpening...
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    Geez did my GREAT IDEA turn out to be a brain fart Never knew such an animal existed
    Aloha,

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    Scott, Is that an old Jay Faye & Egan? We had one with the twin heads back when I was teaching. a real Git-R-Done saw.

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