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Forum topic by interpim posted 09-05-2009 11:55 PM 1023 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2009 11:55 PM

I bought and assembled a new Ridgid band saw yesterday, and so far with the few cuts I have made on it, I am very happy.

It came with a 3/8” blade for general work, but I would like to dabble in a bit of resawing. I am curious as to what size blade I should work with, and what TPI i should look at for the BS1400 band saw.

I found this site
Does anyone have any experience with this company? If so, are they reputable and do they make quality blades?

Thanks for the anticipated input.

P.S. Is this company owned by fellow Lumberjock Bibb

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 12:50 AM

I recommend a 1/2” 3 tpi woodslicer for resawing. This is a killer blade for resawing hardwood.

As for the rigid bs. Does it run smooth or is there a lot of vibration? I have one that came with out of balance wheels that needed to be replaced. I have mine upgraded with carter bearing guides, carter atlas thread replacement rod with racheting handle, nut and tension spring, along with a grizzly 6” riser kit, and a 1 1/2 motor with link belt. It now resaws like a dream, and runs very smooth

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 12:56 AM

Honestly I’m not sure… I am not very experienced with band saws, but I did resaw a small 3” tall walnut board with good results on the 3/8” blade, and I’ve cut up some redwood burl into pen blanks without problems.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 01:01 AM

I recommend the Woodslicer 1/2 from Highland Woodworking. FWW rated it highest, and Highland is good to work with and has a ton of tutorial material as pdf downloads.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 01:12 AM

I’d purchased woodslicer blades and they cut fine but with very little pressure they would break.

-- wood crafting & classes

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