Astra Wood Article (prices shown are from 2002)

 

Are you looking for an alternative

to the Forrest Woodworker II™ blade?

If you're reading this then you have just found it.

excerpts below from

FINE WOODWORKING magazine article "10-in. Combination Table

Saw Blades", March 2002 issue:

"Rating the blades"

"Based on the machine measurements, the smoothness of each rip and crosscut were rated as excellent, very good, good or fair. Forrest graduated magna cum laude here, capturing an excellent score for both ripping and crosscutting. Everlast, Jesada and U.S. Saw also garnered high honors"

"The sawblades from Everlast, Jesada and U.S. Saw (the newest blade from Oldham) cut almost as well as the Forrest, getting ratings of very good and excellent. When price is factored in, Everlast enjoys some added appeal in that it sells for about 40% less than the Forrest blade."

BLADE PRICE RIP CUT CROSSCUT

AMANA PR1040
(800) 445-0077

$85

Very good

Good

CMT 213.040.10
(888) 268-2487

$55

Good

Good

CRAFTSMAN 2678 (800) 697-3277

$35

Good

Very Good

DeWALT DW7615
(800) 433-9258

$69

Good

Very Good

DML 74010
(800) 242-7003

$66

Good

Very Good

EVERLAST AGP1040
(800) 387-5278

$74.50

Excellent

Very Good

FORREST WOODWORKER II
WW10407125
(800) 733-7111

$119

Excellent

Excellent

FREUD F410
(800) 334-4107

$95

Good

Very Good

JESADA 110-440
(800) 531-5559

$90

Excellent

Very Good

RIDGE TS2000
(800) 443-0992

$119

Good

Very Good

SYSTIMATIC 1030
(800) 426-0035

$50

Fair

Good

TENRYU GM-25540
(800) 951-7297

$95

Very good

Good

U.S. SAW (OLDHAM) 100W40
(800) 828-9000

$60

Excellent

Very Good

VERMONT AMERICAN 27656
(800) 742-3869

$75

Very good

Very Good

EVERLAST "ASTRA WOOD" SPECIFICATIONS
Saw no. Dia.   Teeth   Bore   Grind   Hook   Plate Kerf   Introductory Price Current Price
AGP1040

10"

x

40

x

5/8"

15° ATB

15°

.085

.115

$74.50

$84.33