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Posted on Bandsaw blades smaller than 1/8th inch?

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 08:52 PM

Some thoughts:

It really depends on purpose? A thin blade may not handle tension for use which may be the reason you cannot find one? The word is liability????

The smaller the blade size the better the radius cut.

I recently brought out my scroll saw to do a small radius cut and found my blade doing a lot of drifting. I will probably use it for cutting from inside the piece but rely on my bandsaw which has more blade strength.

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Dunno about all of you but I cringe at the thought of changing band saw blades. It takes a lot of time to get everything tracking and such. I get as close to the line as possible then move to a drill press mounted sanding drum to finish (stand alone oscillating sander would probably be better but I don’t have one). For those that are interested I think “Supergrit” is a good source for that…expanding drums vs. friction fit and the prices are very reasonable. On repetitive stuff I make a template then use that with a flush cutting bottom bearing bit in the router.

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