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Forum topic by Dan Campebell posted 03-02-2010 04:38 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Campebell

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03-02-2010 04:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet bandsaw green wood bowl blanks question

I have bought a 3 year old Jet 14” bandsaw; it is in good condition since I don’t think it was used very much.
I started going over the machine yesterday and found the cool blocks to be chewed up (I resurfaced them using my belt sander). The 1/2” blade that was on the machine when I got it, looks like it may have seen better times so, I will replace it with a new one (probably a Timberwolf Brand).
I have used a bandsaw and I am familiar with safety and set-up but I am going to use this saw primarily for cutting green bowl blanks. I would appreciate any recommendations any of you might be able to give me on blades and your experience with the 14” Jet Bandsaw.

Thanks, Dan

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 01:16 AM

Don’t have a lot of experience with bandsaws (just bought my first one back in March) but I understand that deep gullets and have as few as three teeth in the wood at a time to reduce the drag on the blade and the deep gullets (the troughs between teeth) to clear the sawdust from the cut. I also understand that for going in a straight line you want as wide a blade as your machine is capable of mounting, I am not sure what the Jet will take; the manual or web site should be able to tell you how wide you can go.

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