My first band saw

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Forum topic by Chipy posted 08-31-2011 09:38 PM 930 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2011 09:38 PM

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I have finally pulled the trigger and bought a band saw.I bought Grizzly’s GO513X 17” 2HP. Photos and Review to fallow after I get my feet wet. I know its a lot of saw but I would like the ability to re- saw lumber as well the bigger machine has more mass.I don’t mean for this post to be a tool gloat OK well maybe a little bit.I have operated plenty of band saws in the past but never had to match blades with materials,speed, thickness etc…Does anyone know of a PDF or download witch would call out the right blade for a given materiel i.e. oak and speed and so forth?Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 10:09 PM

I get most of my blades from Suffolk Machinery. Here is their chart:
It will give you a general idea of what TPI you need for a certain material/thickness.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 11:57 PM

Thanks guys just what I was looking for!!!!

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