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Posted on What is the true max blade width for a 14" bandsaw??

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 06:12 AM

Actually – it has little to do with the bandsaw… it’s more of a limitation of the blades on the market.

1/2” blades are usually in the 0.02x” thickness, while 3/4” blades are in the 0.03x”-0.04x”. now given the fact that a 14” wheel has a small diameter these blades have to go around (compared to 16”, 18”,20”) the thicker blade material has difficulties with that – compared to the thiner 1/2” material blades.

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