Bandsaw blades, which for which task?

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Forum topic by KenBry posted 11-14-2011 07:17 PM 888 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#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.


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#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).


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#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.

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