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Forum topic by SergioC posted 05-03-2011 08:25 PM 3650 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SergioC

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05-03-2011 08:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carbide bandsaw blade

Has anyone tried the Grizzly carbide bandsaw blade? I’m replacing a timber wolf 3/8” blade that I screwed up on my Grizzly bandsaw. I think it was a pretty good multi-purpose blade but it’s only the second blade I have used and I use the bandsaw sporadically. There is no mention of a brand name, but $31 seems like a good value for the carbide blade.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/93-1-2-x-3-8-x-025-x-4-TPI-Hook-Carbide-Bandsaw-Blade/H5081


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#1 posted 05-04-2011 02:29 AM

Call their customer service and ask them about where it’s made and their return policy.

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 05:12 AM

I dont think thats a carbide blade.I magnified the image and there are no carbide points on the teeth.Also if you scroll down they say “tool steel stays sharp longer” etc. I think the carbide part is a misprint.Ive only seen 1” and wider carbide tipped resaw blades.

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#3 posted 05-04-2011 08:03 PM

$166? Doh! I’ve got a fresh Timberwolf on my 20 incher and I’m shopping around for a 1/2 inch resaw monster. I won’t be shelling out $166 for a sprinkling of carbide:)

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 03:01 AM

This must be a new deal.They have no carbide blades listed in my 2011 Grizzly Catalog.

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 03:17 AM

I didn’t get a chance to call them today. I’ll try tomorrow and post any additional info. I did a little googling and found “carbide impregnated” blades, so I think this is the same. Both these and the Grizzly blades are made in the USA so it could be the same manufacturer. For 30 bucks I may take a chance.

http://magnate.net/catalog/2008%20Bandsaw%20P63-67.pdf

“During the manufacture of this blade, the teeth are impregnated with Carbide particles which greatly improve the cutting life of the blade.”

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 11:47 PM

gfadvm,

Try page 112 of that Grizzly catalog; center window in the right column. There are only three versions offered.

Howard Ferstler

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#7 posted 05-10-2011 01:24 AM

I finally got a chance to call Grizzly today. I spoke to their tech services and I was told that Timberwolf makes the carbide blade, and the guy said they don’t advertise it very well and he wasn’t sure why. He said the tips of the teeth are carbide. Overall he thought that the blade was not best for general use since it is hook tooth blade, which he said is best for cutting straight lines. He said the raker blades were more suited to pattern cutting, and gave me a tip since I kept confusing them on the phone: raker = r = radius/round. I’ll do a little more reading on blade selection before I buy one since I cut both straight and patterns. My current blade is a positive claw so I may just get another one.

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 08:41 PM

I just ordered (from Spectrum Supply) 4 of the Woodmaster C blades for my new G513X2. I opted for the cheap blades because I intend to try to mill some of the wood that’s lying on the ground all around here from the recent tornado. If I ruin a blade cutting some gravel or a nail or something, at least it’s only $15. I still haven’t made the first cut with that saw, and I’m anxious to get to it, but there’s lots of stuff going on right now and I’ve got little time. My plan (if you wanted to call it that) is to mill it green into boards and then let it dry and see what happens. There is wood of all kinds just being dumped on the sides of the road. I don’t have to have long boards to have something I can use. There’s some pecan next door and some on the road to work and I’ve got a cherry and lots of BIG white oak. Hopefully I can find some parts of the tops of the big trees that I can fit through the saw. I’ll let you know how those blades do when I get ‘em.

Unfortunately, Griz doesn’t list any of these carbide blades for my 131.5 inch saw.

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