1/16" bandsaw blade?

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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 10-15-2012 02:33 AM 2730 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2012 02:33 AM

I was watching a video on fine woodworking and the guy mentioned that he had a 1/16” blade! any idea of where i can get one for my 14” bandsaw? Ive never seen them before

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 06:56 PM

Never seen one. If you did find it, I’d think it would snap the first use. A 1/16” weld at the joint wouldn’t hold much.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 07:33 PM

Always thought 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” blades smallest blades could use on a 14” bandsaw. Never seen 1/16” blades for a 14” BS, doesn’t mean not out there. Know they have them for sale for smaller bandsaws.

Nice video:

-- Bill

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 08:19 PM

two things that make it possible .. is that he is making a scarfed joint on the flatside of the blade
and he don´t weld it but use silverbrace tread that melt around 620 degree celcius
its maybee not as strong as welding but its not fragile as a welded joint in witch case
is a benefit since it can bend a little bit compared to a welded joint


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#4 posted 10-15-2012 10:00 PM

”... had a 1/16” blade!...”

They call them ”SCROLL SAWS”


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#5 posted 10-15-2012 10:19 PM

Had one for my old 11” Magna with Cool Blocks. Ya gotta have guides that cover the blade. Bearings just won’t work on a blade that small.


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#6 posted 10-15-2012 10:23 PM

The narrowest I’ve used is 1/8” 10 TPI, and that seemed plenty “nimble”. I broke it after two uses, but that was my fault. Even though Timberwolf sent me a replacement, I bought a 3/16” 4 TPI and use that much more. A 1/16” blade wouldn’t have any more capacity than a scroll saw, since it would have a lot of teeth per inch and would overheat on any stock thicker than what a scroll saw can take anyway.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 03:01 AM

here is the video that i found it on:

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 10:57 AM

Would not want a 1/16” blade for making those kinds of boxes shown in fine woodworking video. Normal 3/8” or ½” blade should work fine.

This video talks about 1/8” blades but tells you ¼” will work fine for his style of boxes.

Already been mention 3/16” blade on a 14” band saw about smallest can go for most people. JMHO, cool blocks work better than bearing blade guides using blades less than ¼”.

Finding a 3/16” & ¼” blade with right TPI and tooth set for cutting boxes shown in the video posted above kind of a compromise when goal is reduce amount of sanding and not taking all day to make cuts.

-- Bill

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