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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 03-12-2011 06:04 PM 1530 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2011 06:04 PM

Well, this is what I have so far. I need to wait on the new bearings for the saw before going any further.
However, there is a lot of sanding to be done and I am wondering if an investment in a good olsen blade would thin out the blade marks. What I am using now are the ones from sears and they don’t seem to run true.
Thanks all.

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 08:51 PM

Well, after finding out how to search, there were a lot of good suggestions on blades so I will be ordering some Olson All-Pro blades soon.
This one I’ll call finished. It could use more sanding but my hands are really tired.
For the second try, it turned out OK. On the first try I wasn’t really trying! ;-)

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 09:07 PM

D Allen, I think with most important here is teeth per inch. The more teeth per inch and slower speed of cut will reduce the kerf marks.I have a craftsman band saw and the blades aren’t the best, but they do a fine job. Then I like to go back with a drum sander. You can even put it on a drill. You don’t need anything really expensive. It’s the technique.you can pick up a little drum sanding kit at Harbor freight for cheap. It’ll save you some real-time. It looks really nice so far.

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 01:47 AM

Thanks for the coments.
I too have a craftsman, their 10” that is the Rikon clone.
I bought a 3-blade set from the local store but they are not much better than the one that it came with.
I’m going to try an Olsen, just so I know. If it makes the cuts and the saw work better then, good.
If not then it’s not a big investment to find out.
I was thinking of getting a set of drum sanders that are the 2” version. I have a 1” diameter now and it works OK, but I need more sizes.

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