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Forum topic by Boris posted 06-25-2010 06:58 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Boris

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06-25-2010 06:58 PM

Ok guys, I get the grizzly 5555x, I need a good blade, any suggestion
thanks


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blockhead

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 07:16 PM

Give Suffolk a call and tell them what you have and what you want to do and they’ll set you up with a sweet Timberwolf blade. I just got mine in last week and wished I would have ordered it a long time ago.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 07:38 PM

depends on what you need. regular blades like the woodslicer, timberwolf, and I’ve had good luck with the Olsen blades, work very well for regular tasks. but if you resaw a lot of figured woods, burls, and special woods I would highly suggest a carbide blade. They are amazing.

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 07:40 PM

I ordered my blades from Suffolk last week and got them yesterday. Now I just need my new saw. Here’s a link to a special offer from Suffolk. Buy 3 blades and get 1 free. I think it’s only good if you’re first-time buyer but, check out the details to be sure.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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Jack Barnhill

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 07:42 PM

I’ve heard that the carbide blades are not for saws with wheels smaller than 16”. It flexes them too much and they break prematurely. Just what I’ve heard.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 08:19 PM

I used to be firmly in the Timberwolf camp, but once I tried a WoodSlicer, I can’t imagine going back. I barely need to sand the surface after resawing.

-- "When you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think straight" - Inherit the Wind

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Jack Barnhill

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 08:40 PM

Correct me if I’m wrong but, doesn’t the WoodSlicer only come in 1 size and 1 tooth configuration intended pretty much for just re-sawing? So if want to cut a tighter radius or thinner material then you would need a different blade?

I plan on giving a WoodSlicer a try once I get my new saw and get into more re-sawing projects. I do hear great things about that blade.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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swirt

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 09:14 PM

Wood slice comes in more than one size, but only 1 tooth config. It is primarily designed for resawing. I have 3/4” woodlsicer on mine and am happy with it for resawing. Pattern cutting … ehhh not so much.

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Jack Barnhill

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 03:40 AM

I see that now. 1/2” and 3/4”. Thanks for setting me right.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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RichardH

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 05:04 AM

Will have to give woodslicer a try for resawing

Been using timberwolf for a long time cutting bowl blanks, patterns, etc. with very good results. Not greatly impressed with timberwolf for resawing though. It’s definitely adequate, but I’ve been curious if I could find better.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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4thumbs

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 01:59 PM

In my experience, Timberwolf blades are good for shaping but the Woodslicer can’t be beaten for resawing.

-- 4thumbs in MO

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Seer

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 02:39 PM

Carbide blades are good for any saw the teeth are the carbide part and a friend has a few that are great and his is a 14 in saw.

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Seer

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 02:40 PM

The bad thing abouyt carbides and this can be avoided is always use a metal detector on your wood because any metal and $125.00 is down the drain and that is why I stick with my blades unless I am cutting my ironwood.

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lew

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 05:32 PM

Try these folks:

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/bandsaw-blades-accessories.aspx

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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John Gray

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#14 posted 06-27-2010 07:09 PM

I agree with lew and use from Highland the Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blades they do a fantastic job for me. Again the blade you choose will depend on what you are going to use the saw for. If you are new to bandsaws I recommend this book The Bandsaw Book by Lonnie Bird, it is excellent. http://www.amazon.com/Bandsaw-Book-Lonnie-Bird/dp/1561582891/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277658424&sr=1-1

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