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John_G

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956 days ago

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Hello everyone, Santa came early for me this year as i got a Grizzly G0555P Bandsaw. It’s a GREAT machine and runs perfectly. However the cut i’m getting from the blade that came with it is less than stellar. It’s not even sandable, it’s something that has to be planed down. Should this be? If not what type of blade should i get, brandname that is.

Thanks everyone, looking forward to your feedback….

-- John Gray


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6t5Goat

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#1 posted 956 days ago

I love Timber Wolf blades..

http://www.suffolkmachinery.com/

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#2 posted 956 days ago

I’d expect the stock blade to be “blah” at best. I have a wood slicer that leaves a sandable finish most times, but I still just run it through the planer once or twice to take down 1/32-1/64 of an inch (if I haven’t fed the wood too quickly). Its faster than sanding and leaves a better finish.

I assume you’re resawing?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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6t5Goat

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#3 posted 956 days ago

Double post..

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#4 posted 956 days ago

Hey Dan, No just standard cuts, Oak, Mapple, Walnut….. nothing special….

-- John Gray

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#5 posted 956 days ago

What are the specs on the blade you have now? width, tpi..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 956 days ago

Not 100% sure, it’s a 3/8 blade that came stock with the machine. Not sure on the TPI, guessing…. maybe 4.

-- John Gray

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superstretch

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#7 posted 956 days ago

Hmm.. You might have a couple teeth that are out of wack. Do you get a fairly straight and square cut?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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John_G

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#8 posted 956 days ago

yeah very nice, i was cutting 1/16”+ stips last night to use for splines…. besides sanding them they came out equal thickness…. i’m guessing it’s a crappy blade….

-- John Gray

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superstretch

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#9 posted 956 days ago

Probably.. I swapped to the wood slicer right away, since I resaw more than anything else on it.. Beautiful cuts

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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John_G

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#10 posted 956 days ago

i’ll look into those. Havent done any resawing yet. I have a cpl smaller projects to get done then the mrs’s wants nightstands. So thay may be my first chance to get some thicker stock to resaw down…. we shall see….

-- John Gray

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#11 posted 956 days ago

John—For re-sawing, I like the Highland WoodSlicer ( http://www.highlandwoodworking.com ) ... for everything else, I opt for Carter AccuRight blades ( http://www.carterproducts.com/ ).

The stock blades that are shipped with most saws are junk.

—Gerry

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

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#12 posted 956 days ago

Listen to TheDane.
Love my Woodslicer.
I use a Timberwolf 1/4” and 3/8” for general work.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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