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Forum topic by SenecaWoodArt posted 12-08-2015 01:22 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SenecaWoodArt

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12-08-2015 01:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw blades

I have been using Timberwolf 93 1/2” blades in a variety of sizes on 2 different brands of 14” saws. I am experiencing a high number of breaks at the weld. So, what do you have success and or failure with and where do you get yours?

-- Bob


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#1 posted 12-08-2015 01:36 AM

I dont use my BS much, but I use TW and Olsons, I have a 14”’ Delta with a 6”’ riser and a SS 11”’, I have no such problem, maybe too much tension? I know there is allot to set up a BS and the blade supports, both latterly, and side/back support.

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#2 posted 12-08-2015 03:31 AM

I re-saw a lot with my GO555 and found 1/2” carbide blades to work best for me. I get them at “SuperCut” for $25. (105”)

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 03:47 AM



I re-saw a lot with my GO555 and found 1/2” carbide blades to work best for me. I get them at “SuperCut” for $25. (105”)

- Jim Finn

Thank Jim. This is the type of information I am looking for. The G0555 is one of the 2 bandsaws that I have been using. While I have been satisfied with the cut from the Timberwolf blades, I am seeing a high breakage rate and they are all failing at the weld. Different tension and setup, but same failure. I am interested in what other LJ’s are using and where they are buying from. I will take a look at your recommendation.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 03:48 AM



I dont use my BS much, but I use TW and Olsons, I have a 14” Delta with a 6” riser and a SS 11” , I have no such problem, maybe too much tension? I know there is allot to set up a BS and the blade supports, both latterly, and side/back support.

- conifur

Conifur, thanks for the reply.

-- Bob

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