G0555 The Ultimate 14" Bandsaw blade?

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Forum topic by brian watts posted 03-28-2010 02:41 AM 1705 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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brian watts

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03-28-2010 02:41 AM

i put my bandsaw together friday night and today didnot go so good….well i need alittle HELP. i got though 6 peice of pear about 8” round with the blade that came with the riser kit . then i got a log of hedge apple 6-8” round i got started to cut then it broke . what BLADE do i need to resawing log and stuff. i donot need a smooth cut because iam just trying to block all of my wood . hope some one can help me out . i have look at the timberwolf and woodslicer. what one do you like the best? and what size 1/2” or 3/4” ?? thanks brian


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#1 posted 03-28-2010 02:47 AM

Half inch Woodslicer. Wins all the comparison tests.

-- Gene T

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 02:48 AM

Nice chunk of purpleheart you got there, Brian :-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 04:42 AM

I like timberwolf blades… I use a 1/2” for resawing, or cutting blanks up for turning.

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 04:56 AM

I use the 1/2 woodslicer with my 14” saw with a riser, and just cut some hedgeapple/osage (I’m guessing you’re talking about the same thing). It cut through it very easily. I know it’s not recommended for very wet wood because there is not a lot of tooth offset, but for semi-dry or dry wood, it has worked great for me on cherry, oak and maple logs too. I don’t need a very smooth cut either, as I’m just getting them ready for turning, but the cut is very smooth anyway, and for $30, I don’t think you can beat it.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 05:37 AM

All the guy are correct on the 1/2” size for re-sawing with a 14”inch band saw. I would like to add if your cutting green wood 3 teeth per inch and 4 teeth per inch for air dry or kiln dry wood. Good luck on your new purchase and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 05:54 AM

1/2 woodslicer i look at but they said not to use it on green wood and for me that alot of what iam doing is cutting free wood when people giving it away. thanks everyone for posting


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#7 posted 03-28-2010 06:56 AM

Woodslicers or Timberwolves are the only way to go… I have 1/2” Timberwolves on my HF bandsaw and it performs like a high dollar machine…

From what I have read on the reviews the Woodslicers are great resawing blades. Timberwolves are a better all around blade, but still excel at resawing…. My 1/2” blade tracks nice and straight…

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 02:38 PM

Brian, if you can handle one more vote for either a Timberwolf or Woodslicer blade then that is what I recommend. The blades that come with the saws and the riser block are generally pretty poor quality. I never bothered to install either of mine when I put my bandsaw together.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 03:00 PM

I’ve used both and prefer the Timberwolf. YMMV. BTW, I have the same saw.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#10 posted 03-28-2010 03:43 PM

I have a 1/2” Timberwolf on my Rikon 14” Deluxe and it is great for resawing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#11 posted 03-28-2010 03:53 PM

I just put my new 14” Powermatic together on Friday as well! And jumped on LJ to ask the same question

Thanks for the post and thanks all for the advise!

-- Chris

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#12 posted 03-28-2010 04:19 PM

Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blade 1/2” x 105”, 3 TPI i going to woodcrafter today and get one . then i will post about the blade .i have alot to say about the saw in a review i will write up after i get all my wood cut up ….thanks you all for the post . kept them comming the more people are saying will help people like me . again thanks


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#13 posted 03-29-2010 03:31 AM

well i went to woodcrafters and got the (Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blade 1/2” x 105”, 3 TPI) and that blade should have been with the kit. i just cut a some maple log about 7” or so thick and CUT like butter. iam happy now .just had to spend 30 more bucks. hope it last awhile. i still need a (2 HP Industrial 5 Micron Dust Collector) from HF.but that have to wait for a few months . the BOSS getting mad for me spending all this by mid summer i can get it.


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#14 posted 04-07-2010 12:22 AM

oh come on man i know your loaded. Tell her that the tools are for medical purposes. (if you don’t get some new tools you will die). Keep those chips flying man. let me know how that grizzly works for u.

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#15 posted 04-07-2010 01:33 AM

post a pic of the bandsaw in my projects..take a look


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