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Clarkswoodworking

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02-21-2018 06:42 AM

I am looking for a 80” x 3/4” re-saw blade
I just took one off the machine and the manual says it will take the 3/4” blade but I cannot find one ?
Was this one custom made?
Thanks
Scott


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 07:28 AM

Most likely will have to have one made – 3/4” is way too big for a 10” bandsaw IMO.
(which is probably why you can’t find larger than about 1/2 for them stock)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Clarkswoodworking

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#2 posted 02-21-2018 10:14 AM

Actually it is a 12” saw
Thanks
Scott

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 12:57 PM

I have a 14” saw and the largest resaw blade I use is 1/2” I use “Supercut” Priumin gold blades. They will make blades to length and are good and not very costly. I pay less than $30 for this resaw blade from them. They also make a 5/8” blade.

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#4 posted 02-21-2018 12:58 PM

I have a 14” saw and the largest resaw blade I use is 1/2” I use “Supercut” Priumin gold blades. They will make blades to length and are good and not very costly. I pay less than $30 for this resaw blade from them. They also make a 5/8” blade.


Most likely will have to have one made – 3/4” is way too big for a 10” bandsaw IMO.
(which is probably why you can t find larger than about 1/2 for them stock)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I agree!

-- Website is No PHD just a DD214 and a GED https://craftingcouple.com/

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 01:57 PM

I don’t think you would be able to tension a 3/4” inch blade enough on a 12” saw. The max blade width I use on my 14” saw is 1/2”.

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eflanders

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 02:13 PM

Even though a 3/4” blade will fit on my 14” bandsaw, I have had poor luck in trying to use them and they were top quality blades! As others have said, tensioning them properly is the issue and when resawing 8” oak the blades did not track properly. After trying two new blades, I was forced to switch to a 1/2” blade to finish the job. Low and behold the 1/2” tracked beautifully and did a better job accordingly. No more 3/4” blades for me after that job! That was an expensive lesson. I should have listened to the experts here beforehand.

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#7 posted 02-21-2018 02:15 PM

1/2” is probably plenty big for resawing on that saw. The only reason I would want a wider blade is for milling logs approaching 10” and above in diameter in to boards which is probably not possible on your saw (?). A more important consideration than the width for resawing is the tooth configuration and setup.

-- 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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Clarkswoodworking

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#8 posted 02-21-2018 03:34 PM

Ok then
What tooth and configuration dii need for re-sawing ?
Thanks
Scott
Ps
This is a newer craftsman 12” saw it looks like a delta

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ArtMann

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#9 posted 02-21-2018 03:42 PM

Here is one possibility. I use these blades and I like them.

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/wood-slicer-resaw-bandsaw-blade-custom-length.aspx

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 02-21-2018 05:11 PM

I’ve never used the Wood Slicer mentioned above but that is probably a good one to use. They may make you a custom length 3/4” one but again, that is probably not necessary. I think of a 3 TPI blade with deep gullets as a sort of the standard for resawing. Basically you need fewer teeth and deep gullets to pull the saw dust out of the such a wide cut. If you are cutting veneer or just want really clean cuts, you might consider one of the expensive carbide blades (never spurged myself but am considering it). I have had good performance with the Timberwolf 3 TPI positive claw with raker for a good general purpose resaw blade but as long as it has nice deep gullets and about 3 TPI other brands should do.

BTW, if you haven’t watched the Snodgrass YouTube video on bandsaw blade setup, I highly recommend it. Where you align the blade on the wheel was a game changer especially for resawing and milling large logs. My bandsaw’s manual had bad advice.

EDIT: Unless you’ve added a riser block to your saw to give it a much greater resaw capability, I would amend my statement above from “probably” do not need to “definitely” do not need a 3/4” blade. In fact, if you mount it like Alex Snodgrass (and now I) recommends, it might not even work.

-- 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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eflanders

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#11 posted 02-21-2018 07:26 PM

The Timberwolves blades website has lots of great information. Note: If you cut green wood vs. dried wood the tooth arrangement is different. I’ve had great luck with their blades but not everyone has.

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