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I bought a bandsaw this weekend. I had been wanting one and had intended to wait awhile until I had my shop reconfigured so the saw would fit, was planning on at Jet 14” with a riser block, when one of those “right place, right time” moments arose courtesy of Craigslist and an unexpected windfall.

The result – Jet 18” 3 HP bandsaw in pristine condition with a mobile base – $550.

I have to get in touch with Jet to get a copy of the manual since it doesn’t seem to be one of the ones available on their website, but in the meantime I need to shop for some blades. I believe this saw takes 137” blades. Anyone have any recommendations on brands? I hear consistently positive things about Timberwolf, but am open to any other suggestions both on brand of blade and where to buy them, i.e. online retailers, Woodcraft/Rockler, etc.

I’ve read plenty of magazine reviews, looking for some info from people who use them regularly in their shops.

Thanks a bunch!


-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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#1 posted 2398 days ago

Congratulations on your find. I have a 14” Grizzly with a riser block. I have it set up for resawing exclusively. I just got a “Woodslicer” from Highland Hardware, which hasn’t been installed yet. The blade has been highly recommended by other Jocks.

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#2 posted 2398 days ago

congrats on the new tool. That is one of the side benefits to this hobby. Whenever we get a new tool it brings back the same anticipation that we had as children at Christmas. I have a 14” Powermatic and use Timberwolf blades on mine.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2398 days ago

Listen to rikkor about the woodslicer. It’s great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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