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#1 posted 07-27-2012 12:24 PM

Cole your 14” though it states it can use a 3/4” that’s a bit big for a 14” they run better with a 1/2” and on down in size, you will have no problems resawing with a 1/2” for resawing, get as few teeth per inch as possible a 3 tpi sould be fine. Just a quick run down, the moreTPI you have will give you a cleaner and finer cut but will cut slower, the fewer TPI you have will give you a rougher cut but will cut faster just a quick rule of thumb, tell the person with bandsaw knowlage in the store what you are trying to cut and they should be able to lead you in the right direction.

Myself though I have a local woodcraft for blade purchasing, it’s on the other side of town from me, for all of my wood work I purchase my blades from a small shop more convenient to me, he makes them for me, just your average steel blades at a very…. reasonable price not near as high in price as woodcraft and they do awesome cutting, they aren’t diamond ect… I don’t really think you have to go to extremes when buying a blade keep it simple and within your budget, you’ll have great outcome and results. If you want the link to my supplier let me know and I’ll post the link.

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