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Forum topic by Andybb posted 12-12-2017 04:05 AM 419 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andybb

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12-12-2017 04:05 AM

Wife asked me what I want for Xmas. Santa should be bringing me a Laguna 14/12. With resawing domestic hardwoods like walnut and maple and some reclaimed local hardwood stuff as a major reason for the purchase which one of these Timberwolf blades do you recommend? I do not want to spend $150 on the Laguna blade (at least until I ruin a few cheaper ones). I am leaning towards the one I have circled but would appreciate some guidance.

PS – I’ll have an anxiety attack if people start recommending other saw brands so please stick to the blade advice. I could be swayed from Timberwolf but not Laguna. :-)
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-- Andy - Seattle USA


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Aj2

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#1 posted 12-12-2017 05:12 AM

I think I have that blade and it’s a very good Resaw blade. I can take a look tomorrow I just took it off the saw over the weekend after sawning a some Osage orange it’s needs cleaning or maybe I’ll send it out for resharpening.
I’ve had it on and off the saw for this past year. I would buy it again.

-- Aj

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Rich

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#2 posted 12-12-2017 05:26 AM

The Wood Slicer from Highland performs well on my saw.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Andybb

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#3 posted 12-12-2017 05:49 AM

Thanks. Actually not so much interested in brands as opposed to size, TPI, thickness and tooth alignment etc for that kind of wood.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Rich

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#4 posted 12-12-2017 05:57 AM

The Wood Slicer chews through mesquite like butter. Just saying.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Andybb

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#5 posted 12-12-2017 06:24 AM

I might actually consider something based on your recommendation Rich so I’ll do some reading. Just not sure if there’s much difference in brands vs design, and the buck fifty seems exorbitant for the Laguna unless it jumps off the wall and mounts itself.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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JBrow

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#6 posted 12-12-2017 12:39 PM

Andybb,

The ¾” wide blade will limit the radius any curves you may wish to cut. I found that ½” wide blade is a good compromise between resawing and curve cutting. Also I personally try to stay away from specification extremes. For example Laguna states the maximum blade width for the 1412 saw is ¾”. I always wonder to what extent the maximum specifications are marketing versus engineering specifications.

If you every take the plunge and buy a carbide tipped blade, buying a longer blade (maybe 115-1/2”) blade could allow the blade to be repaired should it ever brake. The carbide tipped blade could break before it dulls, depending on how it is tensioned and used. Repairing the broken blade can be inexpensive or free except for shipping depending on from whom the blade is purchased.

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Knockonit

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#7 posted 12-12-2017 12:59 PM

I just put an olson all pro gt , 1/2’’ width, .025 gauge, tpi 3, hook with a raker, and have had excellent luck resawing maple and walnut, i was pleasantly pleased that sanding afterwards was a breeze, was saw cuts, but not as bad as some blades i tried to use,

i learned my lesson to buy a time tested blade for my BS, only takes once to screw up.

good luck, lotsa choices to weed thru
Rj

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 12-12-2017 01:03 PM

YES, I use the TimberWolf 3/4in 3/2VPC on my 14in Rikon 10-325 BS. As a matter of fact, I leave that blade on this BS.

Got tired of swapping out blades and bought the Rikon 10-305 for curves, On the smaller BS I find that I am using a Starrett 91050-070-1/2-WCS Duratec SFB Bandsaw Blade 70-1/2in x 1/8in x 14tpi Regular” for all of my curve work. Gums up a bit on Rosewood, but easily cleaned with a toothbrush&acetone.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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knotheadswoodshed

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#9 posted 12-12-2017 01:05 PM

I have used them all and I find the resaw blades from Infinity Tool to work best and last longest for me. edited to add that carbide blades were
not included in my observations

14” Rikon 10-325 BS

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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