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Forum topic by Big_T posted 08-14-2016 07:36 AM 1183 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2016 07:36 AM

Just ordered a Laguna 1412 a couple hours ago and wondering what is the best value 115” blade for curves 1/4”, 3/8” or 1/2”?

Also a good value resawing 3/4” blade?

I need something that will last as I learn to use the BS, then I can get the good stuff as I get better and more efficient. I’ve read carbide tipped lasts longest but can’t remember which. Many thanks.


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#1 posted 08-14-2016 07:49 AM

I have the same saw and have been happy with the laguna blades. The 3/4 resaw king gives amazing cuts that only need minor cleanup.

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#2 posted 08-14-2016 11:00 AM

I’m using my Laguna 14” SUV band saw strictly for heavy resawing and I’m using the Laguna 1” Resaw King blade. This blade is awesome. It’s giving me cuts that look like they went thru the jointer and it cuts with ease. Highly recommend it.

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 09:15 PM

Thanks for the Re Saw King advice.

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 11:42 PM

I’ve used a band saw for years but never resawing. I now have a bigger/better powermatic 14” and want to start resawing. What do y’all recommend? Woodcraft tried to sell me a 1/2” 3 or 4 tooth blade?? What do y’all think?

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 12:02 AM

I just bought a 1/2” 3-4 tooth Timber wolf blade for my Powermatic 14” Band saw…cost about $30 and had good reviews. I will be putting it to use this week.

-- Rayman24

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 12:07 AM

I have a new Laguna LT14-SUV. I bought the 1” Laguna Resaw King blade. It is a really beautiful blade. As Daddio says, the cuts need minimal cleanup and that blade is fast and quiet. I really can’t recommend it enough.

Tabletop – that isn’t a big enough blade for resawing IMHO. I think you want a 3/4” blade minimum – Timberwolf makes nice blades and are available on Amazon iirc. The wider the blade the less you are going to have to correct later on.

Joe

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 12:55 AM

I have been happy with results by the Wood Slicer from Highland woodworking.

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 04:07 AM

So…i see some blades at 1in recommended. Just asking but the specs list 3/4 inch as the widest blade. What are the risks of going wider? Thanks!

-- Randy

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 04:20 AM

the 1/4 inch blade is obviously going to give the tightest curves. A solid 1/2” blade is good because you can do a little bit of everything. I resaw just fine on my 1412 with a 1/2” blade 8” thick+ stock. I resisted getting a thicker blade because I figured I would tire of changing it all the time so try to do as much as I can with a 1/2”.

The main problem is blade life if you do a lot of resawing so I got a Lennox trimaster, still the 1/2”. The woodslicer is awesome, but blade life/expense—it’s highly questionable.

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 06:45 AM

Jobewan, thank you. A friend suggested that very same blade.

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#11 posted 08-20-2016 06:24 AM



the 1/4 inch blade is obviously going to give the tightest curves. A solid 1/2” blade is good because you can do a little bit of everything. I resaw just fine on my 1412 with a 1/2” blade 8” thick+ stock. I resisted getting a thicker blade because I figured I would tire of changing it all the time so try to do as much as I can with a 1/2”.

The main problem is blade life if you do a lot of resawing so I got a Lennox trimaster, still the 1/2”. The woodslicer is awesome, but blade life/expense—it s highly questionable.

- NoSpace

Amazon gave me a 3 hour window 9a-12 noon EDT tomorrow so I need to wake up in about 6 hours. I still have not ordered the blade but I know the 1” re-saw won’t work on the 1412, max is 3/4”.

Amazon has the 1/2” TW for only $30, but I will take your advice and that others and get about 5 different brands in the same 1/2” size to test out in the coming months. I am new to band saws so take that comment with a grain of salt.

I have heard good things about Lennox’s longevity so I’ll get me a 1/4” and 3/8” as well for artsy stuff wife has requested on honey-do list.

Thanks to all.

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