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Forum topic by Tom posted 08-09-2016 08:58 PM 395 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2016 08:58 PM

I managed to damage the stock blade on my bandsaw and ordered a 3/4” replacement for the 3/8” one. I figure that this will be much more stable for making straight cuts and any small re-sawing I end up doing. Should I have gone with a 1/2” blade instead? I got it from Amazon and haven’t used it yet so a return is easy.

I also have a 1/4” blade for cutting curves, it’s ok ($10 at Lowes) but think that I need something that’s a bit better.


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#1 posted 08-09-2016 09:16 PM

How many teeth per inch on the new blade?

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 09:49 PM

3/4” blade would require more tension. What kind of bandsaw do you have??? thats the question. I like 1/2” blades my self even on the large resaw bandsaw but that doesn’t mean a 3/4” wont work. I think its a little much for a 14”

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 10:30 PM

For a 14” BS, 3/4” is really pushing it to its limits, regardless of what the manufacturer says. Even more so if you have a riser. What usually happens is, due to the tension required, things start to bend and/or break – particularly the upper wheel pivot hinge. I generally won’t go any wider than 1/2” on my Delta. A 3/8” blade is actually a pretty good general purpose size – it can re-saw just fine and can cut tighter curves when required.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 10:44 PM

I’ve got a 3/4” blade on a jet 14” with a riser works great.

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 10:51 PM

I have a Grizzly G0555 saw. The blade is a Timberwolf 3tpi blade. Being fairly new to the whole bandsaw owner/user group I look for advice from people with more experience.

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#6 posted 08-09-2016 10:57 PM



I have a Grizzly G0555 saw. The blade is a Timberwolf 3tpi blade. Being fairly new to the whole bandsaw owner/user group I look for advice from people with more experience.

- Tom

14” with riser I would go with a Wood slicer, 1/2” from here.
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer-resaw-bandsaw-blades.aspx

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ki7hy

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#7 posted 08-09-2016 11:26 PM

Tom, I have the same saw. Send it back for the 1/2”. I use the 1/2” version of that blade and it’s awesome, saw does well with it.

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#8 posted 08-10-2016 07:56 PM



For a 14” BS, 3/4” is really pushing it to its limits, regardless of what the manufacturer says. Even more so if you have a riser. What usually happens is, due to the tension required, things start to bend and/or break – particularly the upper wheel pivot hinge. I generally won t go any wider than 1/2” on my Delta. A 3/8” blade is actually a pretty good general purpose size – it can re-saw just fine and can cut tighter curves when required.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I have used them but I agree…as parts start to wear that 3/4” blade seems to be more and more problematic. The wheels don’t leave a lot of room side to side so tracking has to be watched especially when the tires start to wear. I have always had good luck with the Delta blades and I don’t think they even offer the 3/4” blade for the 14” saw anymore.

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#9 posted 08-10-2016 08:33 PM

I’m returning the 3/4” blade and ordered a 1/2”. I figure better safe than sorry and since I don’t have a riser I won’t be resawing big chunks of wood.

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