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Forum topic by rmh09 posted 08-23-2016 03:38 AM 323 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rmh09

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08-23-2016 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Seriously – please…I asked the question in someone else’s post about band saw blade size. I have a Laguna 1412 and plan to resaw with it. The mfr’s specs say 3/4in is the max size. I have seen advice to go to 1in. What is the risk or implication of exceeding the specs?

-- Randy


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 03:45 AM

I have a Laguna 1412 and plan to resaw with it. The mfr s specs say 3/4in is the max size. I have seen advice to go to 1in. What is the risk or implication of exceeding the specs?
- rmh09

Won’t fit and/or you will probably break the machine trying to get it tensioned properly. But it’s your machine – so if you feel the need, ignore what the manufacturer says and go for it!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 03:51 AM

Hey Randy. I think the risk of using too wide a blade is that the saw won’t be able to adequately tension a too wide blade and it will give you worse results than a narrower blade properly tensioned. There is a limit to how many lbs of force a given saw can apply to the blade and the wider the blade is the less lbs/inch you can generate. A 1/2 inch resaw blade will work fine, to tell the truth, better than a 1” blade on a saw that isn’t built for it.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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rmh09

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 04:07 AM

Well .. I thought that the mfr’s put specs on for a reason. I swear I saw a couple of days ago a least two recommendations for 1in blades on the 1412. I am just getting started with my bandsaw and want to try to use best practices. I have the 1/2 blade and will stick with that. Thanks for the responses!
Randy

-- Randy

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 04:13 AM

I have a General 17” and only use a 1/2” 3 tpi blade, works just fine. Unless you only resaw with the saw better to keep a more general purpose blade on, but maybe you like changing blades for every cut?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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rmh09

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 04:22 AM

LOL … no changing blades for me. I have barely even used the thing! I also got a 1/4in blade for when I want to do some serious curves. Right now the 1/2in will cover anything I have planned. Thanks again!

-- Randy

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 04:38 AM

1/2inch wood slicer for resawing , more tension is worse then not enough.
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer12resawbandsawblades705to137.aspx

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