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Forum topic by Karda posted 11-17-2017 12:31 AM 320 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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11-17-2017 12:31 AM

Hi, i have a 10” wen bandsaw and when i ordered a new blade .25 3 TPH I received a .32 blade could i use that on my saw or would I be better off sending it back ths blade is a diamond, 3/8 ths 3 tooth flex back thanks


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#1 posted 11-17-2017 02:25 AM

Depends on how tight a radius you want to cut.

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#2 posted 11-17-2017 02:33 AM

probably not smaller than 3 inches but most of my circles are bowl blanks. When I called about a blade, I had to call to order, he said .32 not good for 10 inch. But i wondered. it radius is the only reason I can live with that. as long as It won’t damage the machine. That is my main concern thanks Mike

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#3 posted 11-17-2017 02:47 AM

According to the Wen 10” bandsaw manual, the maximum blade width is 1/2”. As long as the blade is the right length you should be fine.

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#4 posted 11-17-2017 02:50 AM

ok i checked the manual and thickness is not mentioned, if it won’t hurt the saw I’ll use it, I would prefer the thicker blade thanks M\ike

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#5 posted 11-17-2017 03:30 AM

Ah, you said .25 & .32 so I thought you were talking about the width. You meant .025 & .032” thick. I think that the recommended thickness for a 10” bandsaw is .020. I don’t think that it will hurt the saw but a thicker blade on a smaller wheel may be more prone to breaking especially on tighter curves, though you want a thicker, wider blade for resawing (straight lines) for example. Since it sounds like your goal is to cut slight curves on bowl blanks, I would opt for a thinner blade. Since they sent you the wrong one I would ask them to replace it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 11-17-2017 03:40 AM

ok thanks sorry for the confusion I call them tomorrow

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#7 posted 11-17-2017 08:01 PM

A blade that is 0.032” thick, will put a strain on 10” wheels. You may not even be able to tension a blade that thick adequately. Best to send it back.

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#8 posted 11-17-2017 08:15 PM

I already wrote the company

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#9 posted 11-21-2017 03:03 AM

Hi, I ordered a new blade no problem, the guy said tp keep the wrong blade. got any idea what I can do with a 6” 3/8 ths by .32 inch band saw blade blade

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