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Forum topic by MrRon posted 04-01-2011 07:52 PM 4274 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2011 07:52 PM

I just got a Starrett “Woodpecker” bandsaw blade(not to be confused with Woodpecker Co.)It is 105” L, 1/2” W with 3 TPI, skip tooth. The cost was comparable to other premium blades on the market. I haven’t had a chance to try it out on my machine, but if it is in any way like the Starrett blades I use on my metal cutting bandsaw, I wouldn’t be surprised. It took me around 2 minutes to find where the ends of the blade were welded together, The blade was polished and the weld virtually invisible. It looks high quality.

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 08:13 PM

I’ve developed a great deal of respect for “Van Huskey,” over at SawMill Creek.

When it comes to blades … he is, to band saws, what (“knottscott”) Scott Spencer is, to table saw blades.

In smaller cross-section BS blades, he recommends Starrett, in this (excellent) thread: LINK

I thoroughly expect you’ll find this to be an excellent blade.

Thanks for sharing, and … please DO let us know your thoughts, after you’ve run a few board-feet through it !

-- -- Neil

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