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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 12-31-2011 06:21 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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12-31-2011 06:21 PM

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I bought these Woodslicer bands saws a few years back.
I have not been very happy with them as they seem to drift a lot.
Now they are dull.
What do you do with them?
Do you get them re-sharpen or do you just replace them?
How much does it cost to re-sharpen them?
I am thinking about buying bi-metal blades next time.
What do you think about these blades?
Are they worth the price difference?
Thanks and a very Happy New Year to you all.,
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 12-31-2011 06:46 PM

I use Suffolk’s 1/2” bi-metal for resawing Mesquite. I’m not a big time resawyer, but it seems that that blade get’s dull quickly. I probably cut 500 sq. ft. and dulling was noticeable. It still cuts other, softer stuff quite well, though.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 06:59 PM

You can’t get Woodslicers resharpened due to the variable pitch.

You can resharpen them yourself by mounting them upside down
on the saw and using a dremel to regrind the gullets.

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 08:29 PM

I’ve used ‘em for years with good results. Can’t resharpen though. Make sure the tension is set correctly.
I’ve never had a drift prob. I’m assuming that your BS is set up right.
Bill

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