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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 02:40 PM

Hi Randy,
Check out this company SUPERCUTS.
Order their catalog. They pack a lot of relevant info in it.
I find that their blades cut well and seem to last longer than others I’ve tried.
As to what sizes you need, an easy rule of thumb is to double the blade’s width to find the smallest radius it can turn. Another rule of thumb: More teeth equals smoother cuts but lots slower feed rate. For much of my curved work, I use a 3/16, 4TPI. For resawing, I use a 5/8, 3TPI.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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