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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 11-15-2011 12:55 AM 1427 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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11-15-2011 12:55 AM

I do mostly resewing with my GO555 band saw and have found woodslicer blades to work a lot better than Timber-wolf but they do not stay sharp very long. They work well on re-sawing 8” cedar but 8”oak and poplar seem to dull them quickly. I re-saw quite a bit and am considering trying a carbide saw blade. Anyone, with experience with carbide blades, have any advice?

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"


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#1 posted 11-15-2011 01:31 AM

Woodslicers are great but don’t stay sharp very long resawing
hardwoods and they cannot be resharpened due to the skip-tooth.

I have a 1” carbide-tipped blade on my bandsaw and when it is
freshly sharp it does great at resawing. It does lose it edge,
and performance drops noticeably a lot faster with a carbide
bandsaw blade than it does with a table saw blade. It can
be resharpened inexpensively and does stay sharp for awhile.
Teeth can be touched up with a diamond file too.

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 02:24 AM

Jim what size blade are you running on the go555?

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 05:29 AM

105” by 1/2”

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 06:08 AM

That a good size blade for the saw, just can’t see why it dulling out so fast.

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