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Bill White

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769 days ago

Where are you buying bandsaw blades? I’m lookin’ at Highland (the Woodslicer), and they’ve got some high priced blades.
Suggestions? Brands?
93 1/2” general purpose and resaw. 1/4’, 3/8”, and 1/2” on the resaw.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us


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jmos

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#1 posted 769 days ago

I just got a 1/2” woodslicer for my PM 14” bandsaw and it’s great. I have a 3/4” timberwolf blade for resawing, but I just couldn’t get enough tension on it to get a good cut. I have one one of their 1/4” blades that works great, so I’m not knocking them in general, but I do think they need more tension, at least for resawing than the company claims.

I would absolutely recommend the 1/2” Woodslicer for resawing!

-- John

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Bill White

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#2 posted 769 days ago

I have used the Woodslicer with good results. More interested in gen. purp. blades.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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hairy

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#3 posted 769 days ago

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biggeorge50

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#4 posted 768 days ago

I get my blades from Highland. The woodslicer is great, and those generic? $15 blades have worked well for me.

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Bill White

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#5 posted 768 days ago

$15.00 blades? The ones listed (93 1/2”) for my 14” BS are $18.99 + shipping. What size are yours?
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Cliff De Witt

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#6 posted 768 days ago

I always get mine from Ellis Saw They have a $50.00 minimum but that is a LOT of blades for them for my 14” jet with the riser.

Rick always treats me well.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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biggeorge50

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#7 posted 765 days ago

oops. I just looked at the “starting at” price. I use 93 1/2” also, both 1/8” and 1/4”. My memory is totally gone and I haven’t bought any for a while. Your price is right. Sorry.

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Heisbert

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#8 posted 764 days ago

Bill, you can buy general purpose blades from this site: www.sawblade.com. I have come accross that website too, then I ordered the bi metal series blade. The good thing is that they offer discounts laround 30% on blades ( i’m not quite sure about it..just check it on the website). I can assure you of the blade’s quality because I’ve been using them for quite a while and the results are great!

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revanson11

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#9 posted 764 days ago

In one word: Woodslicer! A truly awesome blade. Slice 6” red oak like it’s a loaf of bread.

-- Randy, Central MN

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