|Forum topic by giser3546||posted 07-24-2015 04:51 PM||719 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-24-2015 04:51 PM
I have a Laguna 14 12 and some smallish cherry and oak logs I want to mill with it. The whole thing has been on hold while I track down the right blade. I did some digging and was recommended a 3/4” 2 tpi Lenox Flexback. Trouble is the only place I can find it charges shipping that comes close to 50% of the cost of the blade. I know I should just buy more blades to make the shipping worth it but what was a $20 investment is now $60, and all for blades I’ve never tried before. I live very close to a Woodcraft but the only blades they carry in the 115” size are Laguan ProForce, which in my experience have an embarrassingly short lifespan (too dull to use after 1-2 resaws). When I’m lucky I can find a 115” 3/4” 3 tpi Timberwolf blade which fare better than laguna but I’m really interested in trying out a 2 tpi especially with this project.
I have looked at the Q-101 flexback carbon steel blade but it only seems available in 3 tpi.
Has anyone had experience with the Flexback that might indicate buying a few of them will be worth it? Are there better retailers I’m just not aware of? Is the 2 tpi Lenox significantly better than the 3 tpi timberwolf or Q-101? Any and all suggestions are more than welcome.
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