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Starrett Bimetal Band saw blades

Starrett Bimetal Band saw blades

05-18-2015 11:41 PM by robscastle | 8 comments »

I saw a bi metal blade working at Degoose’s workshop, Larry demomstrated cutting a couple of rips from some timber and the results were very impressive. He cut two runs from a length of timber and produced very accurate results from his band saw fitted with a new Kreg fence. With this in mind I decided to try it for myself on my bandsaw, which BTW is notorious for cutting where ever it wants to, generally not where the operator wants it to go. So I purchased two Blades:-1×224...

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3 Blade Pack - Curve/Ripping/Resawing

3 Blade Pack - Curve/Ripping/Resawing

03-08-2015 11:38 AM by Alongiron | 24 comments »

I have been a long time user of Woodslicer band saw blades from Highland woodworking but a friend of mine told me that Timber Wolf blades cut better and are less expensive, so it was time for new blades and I went to www.timberwolfblades.com and ordered the 3 blade assortment pack: One each blade for Curve, Ripping and Resawing (14” with riser & 16” saws) 105”. With Shipping thee blades came to only $70. I liked the description of the blades: “Our exclusive use of low tensi...

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Laguna Driftmaster:  5 Stars for performance, 3 Stars for fit and finish

Laguna Driftmaster: 5 Stars for performance, 3 Stars for fit and finish

10-30-2014 04:05 PM by Rockne | 2 comments »

I’ve pretty well summed up my feelings about Laguna’s terrible customer service, or lack thereof (search for my review of the LT14 SUV). When they failed to deliver the saw, I sent all of the accessories/blades back to Laguna . . . except the Driftmaster. Had anyone out there produced something like it, I would have opted for the alternative, but since Laguna is the only game in town, I held onto it. When I opened the pacakge, I was a little disappointed. The clear plastic/c...

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Moffatt Task Lamp for Laguna 1412

Moffatt Task Lamp for Laguna 1412

10-17-2014 04:15 AM by smitty22 | 8 comments »

Moffatt 95050 Task Lamp, Incandescent/Halogen Lamp Type, Direct Mount Base Type, 24” Arm Length, 100 Watts, 1690 Raw Lumens. About $52 on Amazon. Here’s the Moffat task light mounted on the Laguna 1412 bandsaw, really works well. It’s very heavy duty, has a nice toggle on/off switch, takes a standard base 110v bulb, and made in USA. I used a Phillips 60-watt halogen flood bulb, nice ‘warm’ light which is kind to my old eyes! Best of all, it’s almost infinitely positionable to where ...

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Re-sawing is a breeze

Re-sawing is a breeze

02-12-2014 01:35 AM by CharlesA | 15 comments »

I’ve been frustrated resawing on my bandsaw. I have a Craftsman (Rikon) 12” that serves me well. I thought I’d just use my Olson 1/2” 3 tpi skip blade, but my results were really frustrating to me. The cut was rough and labored. I did a little research and realized I had some technique problems, but the cut still was not acceptable to me. So I decided I’d try the famous Highland Woodworking Wood Slicer 1/2” resaw blade. I am stunned at how easily it ...

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Carter Rikon 14" Deluxe Micro Adjust Guide Conversion Kit

Carter Rikon 14" Deluxe Micro Adjust Guide Conversion Kit

02-07-2014 04:35 PM by Jeff_in_LSMO | 9 comments »

I’ve been living with my Rikon 14” Deluxe bandsaw since I purchased it about a year ago. I’ve resawn a handful of lumber, cut out some cabriole legs, made jigs… a fairly rounded work history. It’s been okay, but I felt like the blade never really tracked properly even after a lengthy and tedious tuneup. Then, I decided to make the plunge and purchase a set of Carter Micro Adjust guide bearings… POW! I just won at life. Yes they are expensive, and, ye...

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First Re-Saw with this blade

First Re-Saw with this blade

07-23-2013 12:42 AM by Adam | 7 comments »

I had purchased a 1 hp King bandsaw for $80 off Kijiji (Canada’s Craig List) and gage it a complete overhaul and added a 6” riser kit to it. I purchased a Little Ripper Bandsaw blade for $36 from R&D Bandsaws are located in Brampton, Ontario, just 30 min from me. This is my first real experience re-sawing anything substantial with it and it worked very well. This is 12” of hard maple and the surface finish is not the best but that is because I kept on stopping a sta...

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This blade changed how I feel about my bandsaw.

This blade changed how I feel about my bandsaw.

07-03-2013 09:16 PM by jeffwedekind | 10 comments »

Like many of us woodworkers, I had a love hate relationship with my bandsaw. I bought a Jet 14 inch saw many years ago and quickly installed a riser block on it. I made the huge mistake of using the blade that came with it , as well as assuming the index pins on the block were set properly. After struggling with this setup for many years, I did some research and concluded I needed to tune this beast up. I did the whole co-planar thing(including filing the pins on the block to make that ...

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Woodslicer Resawing Blade

Woodslicer Resawing Blade

03-27-2013 05:07 AM by lew | 14 comments »

Buy it! You won’t regret it!

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Turn short thick logs into useful lumber at home

Turn short thick logs into useful lumber at home

03-15-2013 03:45 PM by Elizabeth | 11 comments »

I have been eying this bandsaw log mill for a couple of years now, and decided to use some Christmas money to finally get one. I got to play with it over the last couple of evenings, working with a piece of maple that I got off of Craigslist last year for free. It was green when I got it but has been drying in my shop and is now at about 12% moisture. Assembly of the mill is pretty straightforward. It’s HEAVY so make sure you have a large clear spot on your work surface. The most...

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