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11-04-2010 11:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pine cedar walnut bandsaw rustic

I have a craftsman 80 inch bandsaw and I want to find the best blade to center cut a small log (2 to 5 inch diamater). I asked a local tradesdude and he said to get a “rough cut” blade. One woodworking site talked about hook tooth, skip tooth and regular??? It said that the regular blade was not good for “resawing”. My question’s are: what does “resawing” mean, and which blade do y’all recommend? And what size?
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#1 posted 11-04-2010 02:33 PM

A resaw blade is usually very wide- as wide as your saw can handle (mine is 3/4”) and has the fewest teeth for the size.

Here is a site for some information

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 03:42 PM

Resawing is taking a large piece and slicing off specifically dimensioned lumber. It could be taking off thin pieces for a veneer or cutting lumber out of a big piece of wood.

The general consensus is that WoodSlicer and Timberwolf blades are the best for resawing but there might be a few other good ones but you won’t go wrong with these.

There are various tooth shapes and spacing to achieve a clean cut depending on the material, blade speed, and feed rate.

The width of the blade will generally affect the straightness of the cut, with a wider blade for straight cut and narrow blade for tighter curves.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 04:02 PM

The blade I use for resawing is a Timber wolf brand that is 3/4” wide with a 4 degree hook and 4 teeth per inch. The tooth design of the hook and the 4 teeth per inch help to remove the sawdust while cutting. Note blade speed and feed rate will also affect the cut, the slower the better is what works for myself.

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