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Forum topic by Ives posted 09-30-2015 09:11 PM 9301 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ives

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09-30-2015 09:11 PM

Where’s the best place to buy bandsaw blades for cheap? I used to have a supplier when I lived in England, but have moved to America and have to figure it all out over here!


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 09:14 PM

Cheap: Amazon. Good quality and fair price: Highland Woodworking.

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 09:29 PM

I like BC Saw and tool…. they are in ontario. Good prices, and GREAT prices if you get together with others and purchase 10 at a time at ~30% off.

2 years ago I got 5 when the local guild put together an order.

I got 1/2 inch, 3TPI—105 inch blades for ~8 dollars

EDIT -

I think they may have gone out of business. or just bought out

Used to be www.bcsaw.com

there is a new site….
http://www.napgladu.com/

now I get just a gateway timeout. Michael Fortune pointed us that way when he spoke to the guild in Tulsa a few years back. They also sharpened and had nice weld quality, you could get any length, and the blades stock was from Starrett

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 10:02 PM

I have bought from Spectrum Supply online. No complaints.

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 10:42 PM

+1 for Highland Hardware. I just got a Wood Slicer resaw blade today and it cut through 3” soft maple almost like butter. Very little planing was required to smooth the pieces. Tomorrow I will try it on some 6” white oak.

-- Art

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#5 posted 10-01-2015 12:16 AM

R & D Bandsaw

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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Ives

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#6 posted 10-01-2015 12:25 AM

Thanks! Yes, I meant to say good quality for fair price, but it just came out as ‘bandsaw blades for cheap!’

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#7 posted 10-01-2015 12:44 AM

I really like the woodslicer for resawing from Highland hardware.

For regular work, I’ve had trouble getting Timberwolf to track correctly—may just be me, and I’ve had really good luck with Olson blades at a good price: http://www.olsonsaw.net/neallpropgba.html

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 10-01-2015 01:07 AM

I really like the woodturner's bandsaw blade from Highland hardware. It’s got a wider kerf so if has way less problems with binding and blade bowing or drift in deep resawing kind of cutting.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#9 posted 10-01-2015 01:20 AM

I guess I have an extra small saw, a 10” Black and Decker 9443. I need a 56-1/8×1/8 blade and not everyone seems to have them.

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#10 posted 10-01-2015 01:29 AM

My favorite 1/2” re-saw blade , carbide, I get from “Supercut” for $25. Pretty cheap for a carbide blade.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#11 posted 10-01-2015 11:48 AM

I buy Olsen blades locally from Coastal Tool

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Midway

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#12 posted 10-01-2015 01:04 PM

I buy the 93”x1/2 3 pitch from harbora freight for $9.99 have had no problems.

-- Midway wichita,ks.

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#13 posted 10-01-2015 02:22 PM

Midway, you are one lucky feller. :)
Bill

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#14 posted 10-01-2015 04:31 PM

Depends.

If your saw is a ‘standard’ size (i.e. 14”) you can easily shop around on line for a pre welded blade at a bargain price.

Other saw sizes usually require the blade vendor to custom cut and weld the size you need.
Experiences vary. For me, the ‘Woodslicer’ has been a great resaw blade. Timber wolf and Olsen have been disappointments, living very short lives before dulling. Lately I have bought ‘Lenox’ blades from bandsawbladesdirect.com and been satisfied with the blades and pricing.

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daddywoofdawg

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#15 posted 10-01-2015 04:50 PM

I like supercut.com,I had a timber wolf and it dulled to quick.

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