Band Sawing 2" Oak/Pecan

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Forum topic by AndyB posted 09-24-2011 12:04 AM 1124 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2011 12:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak bandsaw question milling

I have some dried 2” boards of live oak, water oak and pecan. The boards are up to 24” wide. I want to band saw these to cut out the best part of the grain (all straight cuts) and am wondering what saw blade to use. My instinct tells me to use a 3/4” 4tpi raker blade but I am reading that a 12 or 14 tpi blade would be better as there will be more teeth in the wood. I am not concerned with the quality of the cut. Anyone have any comments or guidance?

-- Andy, Texas,

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 12:28 AM

I would think 4tpi would be a better choice. Those boards would have to weigh a considerable amount. Support will be essential.

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 02:13 AM

I am very satisfied with this. I’m using a 1/2” x 3tpi on a 105” blade.

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 07:09 AM

I have this bookmarked:

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#4 posted 09-24-2011 09:17 PM

Really helpful comments from my first post. Advise sure helps when you’re doing something you’ve never done before. Thanks guys.

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