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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 118 days ago 579 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For 20 some years I have lived with a Craftsman Electronic band saw. I managed to do “stuff” with it but having stumbled onto lumberjocks I decided to ‘move on’ so to speak.
With that monumental decision : ) I broke down and bought a G0555LANV 14” Deluxe Bandsaw yesterday as a Christmas present to myself, it should be here next week -
Now I need some advise from band saw users on blade selection. My usage will include re-sawing oak, walnut and some poplar. If I become proficient enough I may even try some band saw projects which up til now have been mostly disastrous events : (
Any help and blade info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Dick
aka – recycle 1943

-- Dick, Ohio



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Douglas

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#1 posted 118 days ago

Congrats on the bandsaw! I have a similar model, and it’s great. For bandsaw setup and blade selection tips, look for anything by Michael Fortune, like this…

http://www.startwoodworking.com/post/set-your-bandsaw-pro

And also, take a look at these blades, simply the best….

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer-resaw-bandsaw-blades.aspx

Good luck,

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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dbray45

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#2 posted 118 days ago

I have a similar saw and bought the 6” extension. I use Timber Wolf and Woodslicer blades.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Picken5

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#3 posted 118 days ago

Congrats on the new BS! I agree with both Douglas and David. When I need to resaw, I use the wider Highland Woodslicer blades and for cutting curves with smaller blades, I typically use Timber Wolf blades.

You might also check out Alex Snodgrass’ bandsaw clinic on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

-- Howard - "A bad day in the workshop is still better than a good day at the office."

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Surfside

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#4 posted 118 days ago

Check out Mark Duginske bandsaw videos.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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