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Forum topic by darrenjttu posted 05-30-2010 03:41 AM 775 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2010 03:41 AM

My Grizzly can take up to a 1 1/4 in width blade. I currently have a 1 inch blade on it with 3tpi. I run small sections of trees through and make planks to dry with it. I love the 1 inch that is on there now but should I switch to the 1 1/4 size?

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 05:20 AM

Why change if you love the 1”? You could tension a 1 1/4” higher than a 1”. You might get less blade drift.

-- Eric, NorCal

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 05:54 AM

My experience with band saw blades each have there own drift no matter what size the are.

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 12:32 PM

I agree with Eric. I think that the extra 1/4 will do you that much better than the 1”. Other than maybe remove more wood. I don’t know if the kerf is larger or not..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 05:18 PM

If you were cutting seasoned wood I’d say bump up, because it would give you a smoother cut than the 1”. Since your cutting green wood to dry I would use the 1” it would be cheaper to replace. After the planks dry you will be milling them again which will remove the saw marks that were left behind from resawing. Now if your looking to upgrade the blade your using check into the carbide tipped blades they last much longer.

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

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