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Forum topic by Steelwinky posted 02-04-2007 09:20 PM 1476 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steelwinky

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02-04-2007 09:20 PM

I have a new saw and need new blades in the worst way. The one that came on it won’t even cut pine. Any suggestions or advise on blades to avoid or blades to lean toward. I’m leaning toward the carter accuright blades, bc blades or timberwolf. These are the ones that I’ve seen reccomended. I saw a set of Olson blades on Rockler, and could get a set which would be nice. I’m new to the bandsaw, so all the different blade characteristics are kinda confusing right now, so any help would be wonderful. Thanks guys


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Karson

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#1 posted 02-04-2007 10:17 PM

I’ve used timberwolf for 4-5 years, but I just bougt a resaw blade from Laguna (The bandsaw people) They have a carbide tipped resaw blade that give you a very smooth tip. A friend sent his back to get it resharpened and they gave him a new one because they said the old one was defective.

You order it by the inch for what size you want. They also have different widths.

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Dollarbill

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#2 posted 02-05-2007 08:10 PM

Winky, I don’t have a lot of experience on band saws but I went with Timberwolf. Their blades are much better than the factory blades and they will spend all the time in the world with you to help solve your problems (800 number). To me customer service means alot.

Now table saw blades, I can answer in seven letters.

DB

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Steelwinky

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#3 posted 02-05-2007 08:18 PM

Just for future reference, what are those magical seven letters?

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Dollarbill

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#4 posted 02-05-2007 08:32 PM

Forrest, very pricey, but worth every penny. I build a lot of panels and I never use my jointer. The cuts (both crosscut and rip) are so smooth that they don’t even need sanding. I use the WW2 that is 7 to 8 years old and never been sharpened.

DB

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tom

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#5 posted 02-14-2007 01:29 AM

Iturra Design has the best blades I’ve used. I use my 35 year old delta for re-sawing and find their half inch carbide tooth blade to be superior. I have also used their steel blades with good results. You can call them toll free at 866 883 8064 to request a catalog. The catalog is about 250 pages and contains a wealth of information on all things bandsaw.
tom

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Don

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#6 posted 02-14-2007 04:26 AM

Quote Karson: ”You order it by the inch for what size you want.”

Pity, I need a metric blade. LOL

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Karson

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#7 posted 02-14-2007 04:41 AM

Don:

Dont don’t tell them the number of mm that you want if the price is the same 1.75 per inch and 1.75 per mm. You’d be in trouble. I’d just take the inch size and try to make it fit your machine. LOL

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coloradoclimber

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#8 posted 04-10-2007 05:15 PM

I’m also in the market for a new blade. I’m interested in resawing small stuff, less that six inches tall. I have a 14 inch bandsaw w/o a riser. Has anyone ever heard of or use the Wood Slicer blades sold at Highland Woodworking ? I know nothing about them but they make a great pitch on their website. I’ve seen the woodslicer blade mentioned positively once or twice in various web readings.

They want about $30 for a 1/2 inch blade. What should a person pay for a reasonable resaw blade?

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1293

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#9 posted 04-10-2007 07:48 PM

I run Timberwolves and they work well. I belive they are also in the upper 20s to $30 range.

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foneman

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#10 posted 04-10-2007 09:48 PM

For the past 4 years I have bought all my BS blades from woodcraftbands.com . They sell Lenox blades and at this time I do not have any reason to change. The 105” blades run approx. $11-12 each and the 70 1/2” run approx $9.50 each.

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