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recommendations for online bandsaw blade sellers?

by Chris Peroni
posted 02-12-2013 01:48 AM


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Sandra

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 01:55 AM

Hi,
I’ve bought on Amazon.ca from Magnate USA. Delivery was quick to New Brunswick, but I paid $20.00 for shipping…. I’ll be watching this thread to see where else I can try.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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douglbe

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 01:57 AM

highlandwoodworking.com

They have a good selection of bandsaw blades and they have a very good re-saw blade – the Woodslicer re-saw blade.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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David Kirtley

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 02:27 AM

Suffolk Machinery that sells the Timberwolf and other blades is my preference. Good people to deal with.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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ward63

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 03:16 AM

I recently purchased the Kerfmaster sample pack from http://www.spectrumsupply.com/kerfmaster.aspx
The shipping was $ 30.00 to Japan! I am extremely happy with these blades!

I have been shopping around for blades for a while…. I checked out Highland Hardware but I couldn’t get a shipping quote without a credit card #,...Laters! And Bandsawblades direct wanted over $ 200.00 for shipping for a couple of blades! With prices like that I’d stick with the stellite-tipped blades I’ve been using which are a little over a $ 100.00 a pop. Suffolk Machinery has some good blades but I couldn’t get a decent cut with their Timberwolf blades.
Hope this helps.

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bugz

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 03:29 AM

I get mine from Hal Taylor, the store is ( buy from a woodworker) always have great luck, super blades.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 03:33 AM

Google “Spectrum Supply”. They’re in Cleveland, Ohio. They are an industrial bandsaw blade supplier and have good prices on Lenox, especially if you buy multiples. Get them to ship USPS, as using UPS is a disaster at the border.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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mbs

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 05:35 AM

Diamond blades from buyfromawoodworker.com. I use the 3/32” 3/8” 3tpi and it works great for me. I resawed 7” wide walnut and it turned out beautiful. Inexpensive too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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redryder

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#8 posted 02-12-2013 06:56 AM

Highland Woodworking web site says they ship to Canada.
What I like about the Highland web site is you get more than just “stuff”. Thier web site has a lot of good info about the products, safety tips and specific user info. More information than they had to list just to make a sale…....................

-- mike...............

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toolie

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#9 posted 02-12-2013 04:39 PM

when you want really good, seriously old school blades, iturra design.:

http://www.manta.com/c/mmc3znn/iturra-design

i dout there is a better BS and related articles guy in north america. try to avoid timberwolf blades. nice people at suffolk machinery, but blade welds that aren’t properly aligned. DAMHIKT.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 05:05 PM

I order my blades on www.sawblade.com . Got no frustrations with their blades at all.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#11 posted 02-12-2013 05:14 PM

Talk to Lou Iturra @Iturra Design, great guy, he carries BS in anything from carbide to their 3-4 variable tooth specialty (thinner) blades and everything in-between. 904-642-2802. His pricing for the quality is another thing that’s hard to beat, especially for carbide BS blades.

Their shipping is super-quick as well.

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gtbuzz

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#12 posted 02-12-2013 06:31 PM

+1 for Highland Woodworking. They’re only about a 20 minute drive from me but they can ship anywhere. I buy all my bandsaw blades there and have never had an issue with any one of them. Also like douglbe, their wood slicer blade is very good for resawing. I also use their woodturner’s blade for cutting green wood and have never had a problem with it. I’ve only used that blade on green wood and not their general purpose ones though so I’m not really sure how it compares.

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 02:35 PM

I get my saw blades at http://sawblade.com/, I am really satisfied with the good quality of the Haltbar band saw blades as well as the customer service. For almost 6 years of using their products, I don’t have any problems with them.

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Dallas

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#14 posted 02-13-2013 02:41 PM

Hey Surfside and Fishinbo…...how can you go through bandsaw blades if you never make any projects?

How about showing some, you know, to kind of get your shop worthy credentials validated.

As far as I can tell you are both shills for the same place.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#15 posted 02-13-2013 03:50 PM

Don’t get me wrong Dallas, I am just being honest. I know that I haven’t posted some projects yet, still working on it. I am happy to see beautiful works here to keep me getting inspired to finish one. I am a wood lover but the work in the office keeps me from finishing one.

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#16 posted 02-13-2013 04:48 PM

I’m just expressing my opinions and I think it doesnt hurt any jocks here. This site is an amazing site. I don’t have any agenda and I follow the rule “thou shall not shill” . For heaven’s sake, I am 47 yrs old and I have more important things to deal with than shilling .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Dallas

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#17 posted 02-13-2013 05:52 PM

Then why is it neither one ever expounds any opinion except about sawblade.co-?

After hundreds of posts, nearly the same length of time as members, no projects of any sort in 8 months, but you sure seem to buy a lot of band saw blades.

I have to wonder if your methods with band saws are up to par or possibly the band saw you are using is that sub par? Or maybe it’s the blades that don’t hold up?

Whatever it is, sure looks like shilling to me and others.

Have a Great wood working day!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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wncguy

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#18 posted 02-14-2013 12:39 AM

Dallas – interesting observation. I don’t have much to cast stones since I only have one project… but didn’t either fishinbo or surfside have their “signature” at the bottom of posts with the sawblade web site for a while? I have been looking at many posts on band saw blades & pay more attention to those that have projects that relate to the use.
For one, they have a lot more credibility to me.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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Dallas

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#19 posted 02-14-2013 01:00 AM

Any project is better than no projects and a bit of information in your profile about yourself goes a long way.

These and others have been shilling sawblahh.comm for a long time.

Fishinbo has been banned from at least one forum after only 32? posts.

They are all over different forums with this stuff. Surfside even put up a blog here about…... Band saw blades.

No pictures, no projects, no location, no information at all.

As a JFYI. I did a whois of their website and it comes back to “Domains By Proxy LLc.” Which is owned by the owner of GoDaddy Webhosting and Registrar where they have the domain name registered and hosted. formerly the Whois went to a place on Grand Caymen, the Cayman Islands.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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woodsmithshop

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#20 posted 02-14-2013 01:05 AM

I have tried the sawblade.com blades, and I was not impressed with them, the first one I tried acted like it was dull, and did not cut very well at all, the next blade did a little better but not by much.
my preference is Timberwolf, followed by Carter
Dallas, I am with you, both Surfside and Fishinbo signed up within 2 days of each other, and seem to promote sawblade.com I bought 2 from there , I doubt I will buy another.

-- Smitty!!!

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foneman

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#21 posted 02-14-2013 01:30 AM

I have been buying my bandsaw blades from Woodcraftbands for the last 6 years and have no complaints on their blades…

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Rutager

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#22 posted 02-14-2013 01:57 AM

A few years ago in a Fine Woodworking article, Michael Fortune recommended BC Saw blades. They’re in Canada and they had a real good discount if you bought something like 10 or more. He highly recommended buying 10 at a time, not just for the savings, but so you wouldn’t keep trying to use a dull blade and get a poor cut- if you have plenty of blades, you don’t think twice about putting a new one on when you go to cut some expensive stock!

I bought ten of them for my Walker Turner 16” and have been happy with the blades.

bcsaw.com

-Rutager

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mbs

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#23 posted 02-14-2013 02:23 AM

Threads starting with “can you recommend ….” are interesting to me. I find myself pitching my $0.02 quite often.

I’m amazed with all the places that sell the saw blades that I’d never heard of. In the back of my mind I’m wondering of there are only a few blade MANUFACTURERS that wholesale their blades to many RETAILERS. For example, there are relatively few bandsaw manufacturers but a lot of brands of bandsaws. If so, I wonder if the only difference is the packaging.

I like the blades I’m recommending, but in truth, I’ve only used maybe three or four different brands over 20+ years. And I don’t change blades very often. I’ve gotten used to running the 3/8” blade and it’s been sufficient for everything I’m doing lately. It’s duller now than when I bought it but it still cuts adequately. I will likely keep it on the machine for a year.

It would be nice to see an independent long term test of all types of consumables like blades and bits. But that’s expensive and time consuming.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Dallas

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#24 posted 02-14-2013 02:31 AM

Agreed MBS. I usually look for a website that has a truly independent test background.

I’ve seen a lot of tools compared to each other over the years and the ones that came out on top were made by the ones conducting the test.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Chris Peroni

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#25 posted 02-14-2013 03:13 AM

I appreciate the suggestions all. I know this type of question comes up pretty often so thanks for taking the time to let me know your experiences. As for the discussion regarding some pretty obvious shilling- I love exposing stuff like that and I’m happy to see there are memebers here who look out for each other.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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woodsmithshop

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#26 posted 02-14-2013 05:02 PM

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mbs

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#27 posted 02-14-2013 05:08 PM

hmmm. At least they give you a way to stop getting the emails.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Dallas

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#28 posted 02-14-2013 05:29 PM

woodsmithshop, I wonder who they got your email address from? Do you belong to other forums where the offender makes an appearance?

I know I have an email for forums and an email for other stuff and an email for business. It’s interesting how much SPAM I get from the one I use for forums and with my Gmail account I haven’t had more than 4 SPAM emails in 5 years… because it is seldom used and then only for business.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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woodsmithshop

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#29 posted 02-14-2013 06:10 PM

Dallas, they got my address from when I had ordered from them, it just seemed very coincidental that I received it at the time I did, after our comments about surfside and fishinbo. I also have an email for personal use, and one for vendors etc.
I might be being paranoid, it just seems kind of funny.

-- Smitty!!!

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David Kirtley

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#30 posted 02-16-2013 08:50 PM

I am not in the least interested in buying from them. I am really happy with my current supplier, but fair is fair. I don’t find it strange that someone that is in the saw blade business reads and posts in a wood working forum. Just out of curiosity, I went back and looked at their post history and the posts I saw were all on topic and not just some spambot. If they are posting here, it would be silly of them not to have their business linked to their posts.

Many businesses are trying to use social media as a help to get the word out on their business. Some more adept than others. Personally, I think this is more of a fumble than an abuse. If you feel that they cross the line, flag their post and let management deal with it.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Dallas

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#31 posted 02-16-2013 09:06 PM

David, you cannot flag an individual post on this forum.

Also, I have done a bit of search myself on these people, they post to distract from the spam posts… by making non-useful posts like “Nice Work” or “Beautiful” or some such.

They have no history on the board in 240+ days other than those posts, except that Surfside did post a blog about buying bandsaw blades.
They have started no threads, no reviews, no useful blogs, and refuse to give their general location.

Early posts, if you had gone back far enough were nothing but trolling with the website(s) name.

If you do a bit more research, there were at least 6 and maybe more that joined about the same time, made the same kinds of posts and didn’t post anymore.

a business trying to get the word out is one thing, but trying to stealthily insinuate that it has these people who are genuine is completely different.

A business that is a genuine business and not just a front for something else would actually go through the proper channels to join this site, not try to worm in the way these have.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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David Kirtley

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#32 posted 02-16-2013 09:15 PM

It is right there under the post number. Click on the “Flag” link and it brings up a menu. On the original post, it is on the bottom right (To the right of the facebook and g+ links)

I am all for flagging if inappropriate. We don’t need a lynching. Leave it up to management.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Dallas

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#33 posted 02-16-2013 09:20 PM

Thankyou. I didn’t see that before David.

I have mentioned this to the moderators before to no avail.

Maybe it’s just me or the other dozens of users that don’t like the crap being allowed in?

If you like it, that is good. But if those of us who don’t disagree with you, please allow us to do so.

By the way, this isn’t a lynching, I only asked the subjects to show something other than links to the website. Maybe a project or a blog that wasn’t about the purchase of something from the website in question or maybe some tad bit of information on their profile page.

I got a couple of PM’s from one saying that he wasn’t a shill and not much more.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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David Kirtley

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#34 posted 02-16-2013 09:52 PM

I understand the frustration. Just trying to redirect your efforts to a place that it will do some good. If you post about it here in this forum under bandsaw blade recommendations, the management won’t see it unless they just happen to be reading here. They don’t have the manpower to vet every post. By flagging or posting in the site feedback forum, they will be able to see it and take whatever action they feel appropriate.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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wncguy

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#35 posted 02-16-2013 10:43 PM

David – appreciate you providing the information on flagging a post. I’ve never done it before but did do it on fishinbo’s since I hope it will be addressed.
If people want to hawk something, I figure they can take out an ad on the site.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#36 posted 08-31-2013 03:38 PM

WESTERN WOODLOT EQUIPMENT from Kamloops.” Blades 1 1/4×0,042×1.1 tpi are all sold at the price of $0.14 per inch. Orders of 15 blades or more get free shipping in Canada.”
this is good enough for lenox quality blade

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distrbd

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#37 posted 08-31-2013 06:04 PM

Chris Peroni:”Can anyone recommend decent online sellers for bandsaw blades? In particular Canadian sellers”

Well there’s one place I know that will give you great service and very good quality blades:
R & D Bandsaws,,,
http://www.tufftooth.com/
R&D Bandsaws
42 Regan Road, Unit 18
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1B4
Orders: 1-800-461-3895
Information: (905) 840-0399

-- Ken from Ontario

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