72" bandsaw blade for resawing

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Forum topic by shortyski13 posted 08-08-2016 03:52 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2016 03:52 PM

I have a small bandsaw that takes a 72” blade up to 1/2” wide and am trying to find a blade that is good for resawing. I don’t know too mitch about these blades yet but a lot I’ve been looking at don’t come in 72” length. Can anyone point me towards a decent blade? I will be resawing up to 6” thickness softwood and hardwood.

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 04:07 PM

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 04:07 PM

Sounds like a Shopsmith.
I buy mine here Get the 3 TPI raker.
Shopsmith sells a 5/8” blade. But I don’t recommend it.
If it is a Shopsmith, go to their forum for some resaw tips.

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#3 posted 08-08-2016 04:39 PM

I actually ended up going with the Wen because it has a little more resawing capacity than most 10 inch saws. Hoping it works well. I can give review layer after I use it more, but in the very short time I’ve used it the only qualm I have is a large blade drift…which may just be more me not setting it up good enough.
Thanks for responses!

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#4 posted 08-08-2016 09:47 PM

What about Supercut’s premium gold blades?

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 02:28 AM

Call woodcraft bands in NC, starret blades at a great price. The guys there are very knowledgeable as well.

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