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Forum topic by MrRon posted 04-07-2010 05:27 PM 1195 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2010 05:27 PM

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As most of you already know, Starrett is a well known maker of fine precision tools and saw blades. They have a line of bandsaw blades for resawing wood going by the name “Woodpecker”. Has anyone tried these blades and compared them to the Timberwolf and others?

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 06:28 AM

I know this is an old post, but I have seen these Starrett blades also and was wondering if they are a good buy? Has anybody else tried them…or even seen them or MrRon and I the only folks who have LOL!?

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 04:43 PM

Finally, someone else has heard of Woodpecker blades. I haven’t tried them yet, but will the next time I needto buy a new blade. When I do, I will be sure to let everyone know how they are.

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 04:57 PM

When I was still working in the shop we used exclusively Starrett band saw blades. Of course that was on metals of various kinds but they would cut 4140 easily and chrome-moly also. They went dull fairly soon if you had to cut tool steel very much with it. I’m not aware of any Starrett wood blades specifically but they do come in many different tooth counts.

These guys selling blades on ebay are buying the 100’ spools and making their own, and selling them. Again I’m not aware of Starrett wood blades specifically.

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 05:07 PM

Starrett has listed in their catalog, “Woodpecker” production wood cutting blades. They are .032 thick and come in 3 and 4 tooth hook or skip tooth cofiguration. I suspect the only place where you will be able to get them from will be an industrial supply, not a woodworker supply.

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