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BOB67CAM

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1523 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource question tip bandsaw veneering milling

ok so im looking for a resawing blade for a 14 BS with 6 inch extension (105”) anyways i burned up my last 3/4 blade yesterday about 4:00 leaving me an hour to find a place with them and also getting there…i used about 30 mins searching and calling, fastenal,graingers, and a couple of odd places, i know its absolutely pointless to look into the box stores for the blades
fastenal said they could make me a blade which is fine except the fact that i wont get any gratification from it for a week so luckily tried n true tools is open till 6 and i ran down there, woodcraft is about 2 hours from me and its over an hour to rockler
anyways i ended up ordering a woodmaster c blade from fastenal and custom made to 105” and grabbed a generic blade to get me by from tried n true
so anyways the question is, where do you guys get blades and futhermore what is a good resaw blade that i might be able to get a hold of?

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1523 days ago

Woodslicer from highlandwoodworking.com. is a fantastic blade- cuts clean and fast. 1/2” wide. gets rave reviews, and I personally have great success with it.

what 14” bandsaw are you using that you are running a 3/4” blade on it? thats kinda stretching it… blades usually have a hard time wrapping around the smaller 14” wheels…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 1523 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1366 is my saw, it doesnt seem to have any issues running a 3/4 that i can tell

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1523 days ago

I see. the issue is less the BS being able to handle it but more the blade that is over stressed trying to go around the smaller diameter wheel which can either break it, or stress it sooner than later. regardless. to stay focused on the OP: the woodslicer is a fantastic blade.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BOB67CAM

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#4 posted 1523 days ago

ok i saved the link, ill order that 1 next and see how it does, im guessing your recomending to go with 1/2” blade then?

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#5 posted 1523 days ago

woodcraft!
Most likely wont help you but I do indeed get mine from woodcraft.

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BOB67CAM

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#6 posted 1523 days ago

thatwoodworkingguy, which blade do u use?

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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David Kirtley

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#7 posted 1523 days ago

It is pretty much a choice between the Woodslicer and Timberwolf. I prefer the Timberwolf. I order them direct from the manufacturer.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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fussy

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#8 posted 1523 days ago

Bob,

Try a 1/2” 3tpi skip tooth. These guys are right that a 3/4” is too stiff for 14” wheels. If I may make a suggestion, Give WWW.bcsaw.com a try. They use Starrett blade stock, do a perfect job welding, and they cut and last very well. aLSO, THEY’RE about 1/2 the price of the WoodSlicer. They’re in Toronto, so right no the $ goes farther up there.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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BOB67CAM

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#9 posted 1522 days ago

well ill just try each mentioned and when i find 1 that works well, like with anything else ill get locked into it ;)

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Gerry

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#10 posted 1522 days ago

+1 on the WoodSlicer from Highland Woodworking. I’ve had excellent results with mine ( Rikon 10-325) so far.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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majeagle1

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#11 posted 1522 days ago

I agree, the Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking….......... MAJOR difference from the stock blade that I had for re-sawing. I use a Jet 14”........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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BOB67CAM

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#12 posted 1521 days ago

thanks guys, im definitely excited to try out these blades!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Gregn

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#13 posted 1521 days ago

I bought mine from woodcraft and like you its a 2 hour drive but then I’m not in a rush. I use the 3/4” Timber Wolf blade and haven’t had any problems with my 14” band saw. Of course I don’t do a lot of resawing so that may explain why I don’t have to much trouble with it.
Its true that the 3/4” blade on 14’ band saw wheels does have a bit of difficulty wrapping around but does produce a nice cut. Haven’t tried a 1/2” blade yet so I don’t know how smooth a cut you can get with them. Although I hear its not to bad. Guess it just depends on how much resawing you do as to what size you use. I do set the RPMS to the lowest setting and slow down my feed rate when I resaw. If that makes any difference or not.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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BOB67CAM

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#14 posted 1520 days ago

i havent tried low speed yet on my saw, but mayble i will jiust to get a working knowlege of it, cant hurt to try right?..lol and now that i think about it, over 6 inch boards do drag the lil 1 h/p motor down a bit too so it may help keeping the speed consistant too

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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SteviePete

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#15 posted 1520 days ago

Woodslicer hands down. Delta 14 no block. I cut some green so will soon be trying that turners blade for wet wood. BS is a joy when everything works right—crapatola when not. s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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