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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 07-16-2012 11:38 PM 1602 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2012 11:38 PM

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 11:47 PM

Thanks for the tip ,but sears hmmm.

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 12:10 AM

I have used them before and they really don’t hold up long but the do cut nicely when new. I have also seen this same brand of blade at Harbor Freight. I think you would be better served with a good quality blade such as a Timberwolf.

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 12:47 AM

If you want carbide teeth, try LENOX TRI-MASTER® CARBIDE BAND SAW. I have 14” HF with riser block. Tried Timberwolf and others for resawing red oak. The blades dulled very fast. Thought Lenox was very expensive but desperate so I bought it. It worked then and it is still cutting good now six years later.

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 05:44 AM

Understand those teeth are NOT solid tungsten carbide they are similar to what Grizzly sells for about $50. If you want a blade that lasts but don’t want to spend the price for a real carbide toothed blade get a bi-metal blade from Lenox or Sarrett. The Lenox Trimaster or Woodmaster CT are excellent blades (the WM CT is NOT for a 14” Delta cast saw or its clones and the TM you need to stay no wider then 1/2”) the only carbide blade that leaves a better finish is the Laguna Resaw King which has the added benefit (for small saws) of haveing a very thin gauge. In the end I am not a fan of carbide blades on 14” Delta cast clones since even at 1/2” x .035” these saws just can’t gte enough tension (28,000-30,000 psi) to take full advantage of them. The best all around resaw blade for the small saws is the Woodslicer (or the other blades made from the same Atlanta Sharptech stock, just cheaper), the finish is as good as you will get in a non-carbide tipped blade and they tension well on small saws, the only negative since they are only hardened spring steel is they dull quickly, but the fact they are VERY sharp and have a thin kerf let these low powered saws do a very good job at resawing.

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 11:30 AM

So if I go with those blades, will I be buying more pretty often or can I have them re-sharpened?

I was also trying to save some cash :/ lol

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 02:51 PM

If you want to save without sacrificing the quality of your blade, you can get affordable blades from sawblade.com. I don’t stick on expensive blades because blades from that site are good quality blades.

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