Where to buy bandsaw blades?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Ives posted 09-30-2015 09:11 PM 9466 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Ives's profile


16 posts in 1138 days

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!

19 replies so far

View bigblockyeti's profile


5051 posts in 1652 days

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

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

View DrDirt's profile


4421 posts in 3674 days

#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


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

Used to be

there is a new site….

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

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

View Ocelot's profile


1899 posts in 2570 days

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

I have bought from Spectrum Supply online. No complaints.

View AandCstyle's profile


3001 posts in 2188 days

#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

View klassenl's profile


185 posts in 2591 days

#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."

View Ives's profile


16 posts in 1138 days

#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!’

View CharlesA's profile


3309 posts in 1729 days

#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:

-- "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

View BobAnderton's profile


248 posts in 2722 days

#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

View Ives's profile


16 posts in 1138 days

#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.

View Jim Finn's profile

Jim Finn

2637 posts in 2853 days

#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

View OggieOglethorpe's profile


1276 posts in 2042 days

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

I buy Olsen blades locally from Coastal Tool

View Midway's profile


62 posts in 901 days

#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.

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

4876 posts in 3892 days

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

Midway, you are one lucky feller. :)


View splintergroup's profile


1928 posts in 1154 days

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


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 and been satisfied with the blades and pricing.

View daddywoofdawg's profile


1028 posts in 1506 days

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

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

showing 1 through 15 of 19 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics