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Posted on Could someone help me with a decision of a carbide bandsaw blade?

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#1 posted 06-15-2012 07:16 PM

Any saw shop should be able to resharpen a carbide tipped
bandsaw blade. They aren’t so heavy you can’t mail them
out if you want re-tipping or whatever.

I’m not so optimistic about a carbide tipped resaw blade
performing well in a width under 1”. Blades do tend to
wander if the gullets aren’t big enough and bigger
gullets is one of the benefits of a wider blade.

The wider the stock you insist on sawing, the trickier
resawing gets with mid-market saws. I recommend
ripping to 6” or less if possible, then resawing. For some
types of work this isn’t the right method, but for
furniture it is often acceptable and eliminates some
of the headaches of resawing wide boards.

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