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Forum topic by Servelan posted 03-02-2011 07:26 AM 943 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2011 07:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: corian bandsaw resaw bandsaw blades tpi question

This isn’t exactly all wood related, but I cut a lot of stuff on our Craftsman 12” bandsaw and it needs a new blade or two. Packs of three at Sears have blades that cut plastic, wood, metal etc. which seems to be a good deal for the amount I cut. The ‘plastic’ I plan on cutting is some 1/4” Corian (local shop was getting rid of scraps and I got about 100 lbs of the stuff for free), but since I’ve read that Corian can dull a blade quickly, I’m wondering if I should get blades just for the Corian and not use them for wood? And if I do, should I be looking at higher or lower TPI? I’m seeing conflicting information out there on the Interwebs as to best practice.

Thanks in advance…

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 08:04 AM

That ’s cool I have the same saw I have never cut the stuff but it can’t be harder than metal.I would use some wax and do some practice cuts with the metal blade but it would probably clog a little.but maybe not,it’s some where in the middle. Start with a high TPI then work your way down just go easy.

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