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Forum topic by rickf16 posted 01-11-2010 12:22 AM 1313 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-11-2010 12:22 AM

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Looked around for reviews on a band saw re-saw blade. Found some 2 year old reviews and wanted to know if anyone has any good recomendations. Was looking at the Woodslicer and seems like a good blade all though the consensus seems to be that it dulls quickly. Will be re-sawing 4/4 red oak. Any help is appreciated.


-- Rick

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 12:24 AM

That’s the best blade I’ve ever used for resawing

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 03:52 AM

I won’t buy any more Woodslicers. Best cut of all for about 3 cuts. Nearly as good is the Lenox Diemaster bimetal blade for about the same cost and lasts longer than any blade I’ve ever used except my carbide Resaw King and Lenox Trimaster.

-- He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 04:00 AM

I have had good luck with Timberwolf blades from Suffolk, but I only use it for occasional resawing.

-- PaulMayer,

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 04:00 AM

I have a Timberwolf blade that I recently started using… it is superb!

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 04:16 AM

See my review

Mark, the rep, tells me that the band will wear out before the teeth dull. I don’t doubt it.
I have resawn hundreds of feet with either this blade (4 TPI) or the 3 TPI. Each cuts straight as can be. The 4 TPI worked fine for 5-6” wide. 8-11” wide needed the 3 TPI
I switched back to the Timberwolf and it swerved (drifted) all over the place.
I read a story from an old FWW (Michael Fortune FWW Nov/Dec 2004) that addressed drift from the aspect that the position of the blade on the wheels will stop drift and you don’t need to use another board to cut and then mark the blade angle. It works. That story also said you only need a 3TPI blade. .
It’s just too much of a hassle to keep adjusting blades. I’ve got my 3 TPI in the saw and that’s what I’m using.
Also, if you have a 14” or 14” with riser, do not go any wider than a 1/2” blade. A 3/4” blade is just too much for the machine to handle.
Just my experiences.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 12:01 AM

Thanks for the help.

Lee, Your review was great. I emailed Mark for some info. Just waiting now.

-- Rick

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 12:05 AM

I’ve had great luck with the Suffolk Timberwolf. I bought a 100’ coil and I weld my own blades.

I keep it on my saw all the time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 03:58 AM

Tried Timberwolf switched to Woodslicer and will stay with Woodslicer. Oh, they don’t like nails!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 01-13-2010 05:55 AM

TimberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrWolf…..Blkcherry recommended

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#10 posted 01-13-2010 06:01 AM

I’m using the woodslicer 1/2” 3tpi as my general all purpose and resaw blade, i’ve had it for over a year and it still cuts straight and smooth.

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