A buddy and I went to the Woodworker's Show in Columbus this past weekend. Delta was demonstrating their new blade. The rep put it through the same paces that the Forrest folks do and the blade functioned pretty much the same. No heat, no blade marks, no need for jointing. All for less than half of my Woodworker II ($39 show price) and it doesn't need a stabilizer (kerf isn't quite as thin as the WWII). Could be all sales hype, but the rep said the basic difference between the two was that Delta only polishes their carbide to 600 grit, while Forrest goes to 800. At any rate, my buddy LOVES his new blade and has let me know several times already. Just thought some of you might be interested.