I just can’t review stuff. I have NO point of reference. Pretty much everything I have is my first [insert tool type here]. It wouldn’t be fair.
BUT … after:
- MUCH messing with my Grizzly G0555X 14” bandsaw,
- figuring out that the entire blade tensioning mechanism was faulty (new parts on the way)
- finding out all I could about tuning a bandsaw, and thinking I had it set up pretty darned well
I finally stopped by the woodworking store and picked up two new TimberWolf blades:
- 1/2” 3TPI (I’ll have to figure out which tooth configuration it is)
- 1/4” 6TPI (ditto)
Today, after screwing up my tall oak mirror project (drilled dowel holes in the outside of the frame, instead of the inside. Dumb move by a guy who should have taken a break, but … plugs will fix all), I installed the new TW 1/2 inch-er, re-tuned the saw, and then fired her up.
It’s quiet. It cuts laser straight. It EATS any wood I can throw at it (have crosscut and ripped, but NOT re-sawn … yet), and cuts darned cleanly.
This blade is SO much better than my OEM blade that I’m almost thinking the OEM blade was defective … or used …. or … just junk.
I mean … WOW!!!!
I turned down a couple of opportunities for discounted Olson blades, having heard great stuff about TW.
Count me as a fan.
[now we’ll have to see what I can DO with them!]
-- -- Neil