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Forum topic by bbrown posted 03-02-2018 03:54 PM 415 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbrown

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03-02-2018 03:54 PM

These seem to be the least expensive bandsaw blades available. Are they any good?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/POWERTEC-13205X-Band-Saw-Blade-105-Inch-x-1-4-Inch-x-6TPI-x-0-025/302514353153?epid=26011373677&hash=item466f42b401:g:cnAAAOSwK5tal41F:sc:ShippingMethodStandard!24551!US!-1

I hate to buy expensive blades and then hit a hidden bit of metal in my wood. Seems to happen too often with my hardwood lumber.

-- Bill Micah 6:8


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BoardButcherer

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 04:01 PM

No luck with a metal detector?

I think the better option would be to grab a metal detector to check the wood and keep buying the good blades to cut your clean wood with, and keep a couple of the cheap blades around to run through pieces that you can’t get the metal out of.

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 04:37 PM

For that price with free shipping try one out and let us know :)

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 04:59 PM

I save money by soldering up my own. I buy
coil stock on ebay.

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bbrown

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#4 posted 03-02-2018 11:17 PM

Yes, a metal detector might be in order. Just had a bad run with some very nice walnut boards from an old barn. Never really had much problem before that.

If I order one I’ll pass on a review.

Loren, can you share more info on this? What is required to make your own blades and what stock do you buy?

-- Bill Micah 6:8

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#5 posted 03-03-2018 12:45 AM

http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/BandsawBladeSoldering.ashx

Any coil stock with a relatively low tooth
count will work for wood blades. Most of the
coils sold on ebay are suitable for metal only
so you’ll have to keep an eye on the listings
and see what comes up.

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bbrown

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#6 posted 03-03-2018 02:28 PM

Thanks Loren. Great article.

-- Bill Micah 6:8

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