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Surfside

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529 days ago

There are different types of band saw blades and it has different uses or respective uses. What type of band saw blade are you using now?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 529 days ago

All from Suffolk Machinery. 1/8 for scrolling, 3/16 for band saw boxes, 1/4 not used often and 1/2 for resawing.
Got a 10” Shopsmith band saw.

-- 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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Surfside

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Pretty cool :) Thanks for that . Since when did you get your 10” shopsmith?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 529 days ago

At the moment I have a Lenox Diemaster 2 mounted, I’ve been doing some resawing.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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Surfside

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#4 posted 529 days ago

That’s HSS . ?

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 529 days ago

Amazon has a 3 pack of Olsen for $52 that i jus tpicked up. One for scrolling, one for radius cuts, and one for resawing come in the package. I havent tried then out yet so i cant report as to the quality but the the price is right.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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knotscott

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#6 posted 529 days ago

Timberwolf from Suffolk Machinery.

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JesseTutt

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#7 posted 529 days ago

3/4” by 131.5” 2-3 tpi (teeth per inch) Timber Wolf blade at the moment. Looking forward to trying the WoodSlicer.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Surfside

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#8 posted 529 days ago

Did you mean Olson?
$52? That is easy on the pocketbook.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Bill White

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#9 posted 529 days ago

1/4” 8 tpi, 3/8” 6 tpi, 1/2” 3 tpi. 93 1/2” for the Grizz. About $7.00 each.
Local supplier to the furniture ind. cuts and welds. They offer bimetal bands that I’ve not tried (yet).
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Surfside

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#10 posted 529 days ago

I have 201 Series Haltbar carbon blade, which is best for cutting hard woods .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Charlie

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#11 posted 529 days ago

That Olson set in 93-1/2” (for my 14” Delta) is coming up at $46.90 and with Prime, no shipping :)

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DrDirt

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#12 posted 529 days ago

I Buy from a company called BC Saw and tool. They are in Canada – and not British Columbia, as the BC might imply, they are actually in Toronto.

Our guild did a mass buy and the cost was around 7 dollars per blade. They also do sharpening. If you are just buying a couple for yourself, they still were running ~

I use 1/2 inch 3 TPI for 97% of all the cuts. then I have a 3/16 blade for scrolling if needed.

http://www.bcsaw.com/

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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toolie

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#13 posted 529 days ago

lennox from iturra design. seriously old school guy who really knows how to weld band saw blades.

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RogerM

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#14 posted 529 days ago

Timberwolf and Woodslicer from Highland Hardware.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Kreegan

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#15 posted 529 days ago

I have 3 Craftsman blades and a Woodslicer. The Craftsman blades have worked just fine for what I do, and the Woodslicer rules in ways that should be illegal.

Rich;)

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