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Forum topic by Mcnervy posted 01-25-2010 11:55 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mcnervy

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01-25-2010 11:55 PM

I bought a 14” delta band saw, (the one sold at lowes) open stand. I want to buy a blade for resawing some 3 to 4” stock. using the stock blade i get some intense scratches. I am wondering what blade should i get and what size.

I am also looking for recomendations for a fence. currently i think i will get the Kreg fence but I am open to experience.
Thanks in advance
Bennett

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem


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hairy

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 02:17 AM

I think 3/4 inch will be the widest blade you can put on. I think that will be true even with a riser block installed. It has to do with the size of the wheels. 5/8” is the largest I have tried.

I have a Delta 14” with a Kreg fence and am happy with it.

Here’s some good info.
http://www.americanfurnituredsgn.com/Band%20Saw%20Tune-up%20Dec%2003.htm

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Madwood

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 03:59 AM

I would go for a 3-4 tpi blade for resawing. Olson’s are a good blade and lower priced. If you intend to do alot of resawing, get a Timberwolf from Suffolk Machinery. A little more money out of pocket, but a MUCH better blade.

Good luck with the new BS. It can be addicting once you discover its’ full potential.

John

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mcase

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 05:35 AM

I have to agree with Madwood on one thing. While I don’t think much of Olson blades, I agree about TimberWolf. I put a 3/4” TW on my Powermatic 14 and it was like a whole new machine. Really, it made a world of difference. Spend the money and enjoy your machine.

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GaryK

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 05:43 AM

I have a Kreg fence on my Delta and it’s better than the stock one.

I have never tried a Timberwolf blade but I hear they are pretty good. I use the Woodslicer blade and I can’t see anything getting much better. I have used them for over 10 years with no complaints at all. They have a variable tooth spacing which keeps down vibration giving you a smoother cut.

You can read my review here

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