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Forum topic by Matt88 posted 01-29-2011 08:52 PM 1169 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt88

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01-29-2011 08:52 PM

my grizzly band saw is scheduled to deliver on Tuesday. I ordered the riser block to go with it. I am looking for suggestions on what kind of saw blade to buy. I have heard timberwolf are good. does anyone have any other opinions? also what size would I need with the riser installed? thanks in advance.


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Mike

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 01:48 AM

I have the G0555P (white version) with the riser kit. You will need the 105” blade. I would get several different blades. I recommend that you get a 3/4” x 3 tpi or 4 tpi for re-sawing. I would also get a 1/8” blade as well. The saw is great, but I highly recommend that you hook it up to a dust collection system since it will throw dust back onto the table otherwise.

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 02:15 AM

I leave a Woodslicer (Highland) on my saw for all straight cuts and resawing.

Other than that, the sizes and tpi of blades you need are based on the kinds of cuts you plan on making.

A good starter blade set to cover most of your bases might be something like:

1/8 or 3/16” 10tpi for intricate curve-cutting
3/8” 6tpi for gradual curves and general purpose bandsawing (the 3/8” blade that comes with your saw/riser is junk!)
1/2” or 5/8” 3-4tpi for resawing and straight cuts (e.g. Woodslicer)

NOTE: Although the saw can theoretically tension a 3/4” wide blade, reality is it can’t. So 1/2” or 5/8” (rarer) is the widest you can go.

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 02:59 AM

Timberwolf blades are great for curves cut, Woodslicer for resaw and straight cuts…

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#4 posted 01-30-2011 07:16 AM

Wood slicer from highland

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 06:44 PM

.......Although the saw can theoretically tension a 3/4” wide blade, reality is it can’t. So 1/2” or 5/8” (rarer) is the widest you can go.”...... I have found this to be true also. 1/2” x 105 ” is what I use to resaw on my GO555 with riser.

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