Bandsaw blades, which for which task?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by KenBry posted 11-14-2011 07:17 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View KenBry's profile


484 posts in 2411 days

11-14-2011 07:17 PM

I just ordered my New Bandsaw. It’s a nice 14”. I know I plan on using it for some resawing and tight turns. Also just plain everyday straight cuts. I know good and well that I will need different blades for each task I plan on using this machine for. What I need is some good advise on what blade should be used for which task.

Brand preference is fine, but I am mostly interested in the type blade required for each task.

I do plan on ordering a bandsaw book too, any advice here would be apreciated as well.

Thanks in advance

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

3 replies so far

View Bill White's profile (online now)

Bill White

4902 posts in 3924 days

#1 posted 11-14-2011 08:27 PM

Get a Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking in Atlanta. 1/2” 3/4 tooth for the resaw. Don’t get caught up in the 3/4” blades. The 1/2” will do all ya need.
My go-to blade for curves is a 1/4” Timberwolf. There are lots of good blades out there. Just stay away from the crap at the box stores.


View TheDane's profile


5399 posts in 3627 days

#2 posted 11-14-2011 09:38 PM

Ken—I’m a big fan of Highland’s WoodSlicer for re-sawing.

For other work, I use Carter AccuRight blades.

My saw will handle up to 3/4” blades, but I’ve never installed anything bigger then my 1/2” WoodSlicer … I just keep the feed rate nice and steady/slow when I am resawing heavier stock. The AccuRights are 1/8” (14 TPI), 1/4” (6 TPI), and 3/8” (4 TPI).


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View mcase's profile


446 posts in 3093 days

#3 posted 11-15-2011 05:10 AM

CR1 I found Dugenski’s book to be flawed as well. Glad to know its not just me for once.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics