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Forum topic by sarri_48 posted 11-17-2011 05:56 AM 1286 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2011 05:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw resaw pine

I’m a woodworking student, I’m trying to find the best bandsaw blade to resaw 4” pine to 1/4” strips, I’m thinking skip tooth 1” blade or so with out a hook angle… thought?

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 05:59 AM

Will the saw accept a blade that wide? I doubt you will have to go that wide to cut 4” pine, a 1/2” 3 tpi woodslicer from highland woodworking or timberwolf blade should work just fine.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 05:04 PM

I don’t know how much pine you have to resaw, but I would not be too concerned about finding the best blade for this application. Virtually any bandsaw blade will do it. Pine is pretty easy to resaw – especially if is only 4” wide.

On my 18” bandsaw I use a 3/4” blade for resawing and a 1/4” for other applications. If I had to resaw just a few boards of pine I probably would not bother changing the blade from 1/4” to 3/4”. If I had quite a few boards to resaw, I would probably change the blade.

FYI – I really don’t like changing band saw blades on my big bandsaw.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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