To Italy for Saw Blades!

Italian buildingIn the last two days, your intrepid editor has traveled to Venice, Italy and then up to Udine, Italy, to learn about Irwin’s newest entry into the circular saw blade market. Now, I understand that you might be feeling sorry for me … Venice in May is hard to take … but fear not, I am holding up well.

table saw in useThe exciting news is that these new saw blades from Irwin, launched under the Marples brand, look like the real deal. Not only are they made from some of the finest materials around, but to tremendously exacting standards. More on that in subsequent blog entries, but suffice it to say, there is a new serious contender in the high quality carbide-tipped saw blade market.

I would write more … but the water taxi is waiting to take me to a lovely restaurant on the lagoon.

Ciao for now!

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

rob with boat

rob with headphones

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About Rob Johnstone

Rob Johnstone has been part of Woodworker's Journal's since 1997, becoming editor of the print magazine in 1998 and editor in chief in 2007. He began woodworking at age 13 in his family-owned cabinet shop and, as an adult, trained to become an accomplished luthier. He eventually opened his own cabinetry and custom fine woodworking business. Rob has brought many of the most well-known authors in woodworking to the Journal's pages and introduced Woodworker's Journal Online Survey. When, in his free time, Rob isn't woodworking, he enjoys hunting for sharp-tailed grouse with his bird dog, playing music and/or listening to his son's rock band and cooking on his high-tech stove.

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