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Forum topic by steve posted 12-16-2012 04:25 AM 1022 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2012 04:25 AM

I recently ordered the Rikon 10-325 14” Deluxe 13” ReSaw BandSaw.
I am receiving a $100 gift card from WoodCraft for the order.

(I bought the 3/4” PS WOOD TMBRWLF)

**I have had great results with this TW blade…it slices through Hard Maple 10” tall like nothing…no need to push hard when feeding or slow down, it cuts like a TROOPER. VERY good blade.
Clean cuts, not polished but 1 trip through planer and all is good.
I set up saw with OCD precision and it shows in the cuts…true 90Deg. same thickness up/down & side/side.
Very good blade in a very good saw for under a $THOU$.
Rikon is worth it.
(getting Carter guides, just because I want 2 rollers on the blade, my choice…nothing wrong with guides in saw from Rikon, just feel it DESERVES dble rollers)

-- steve/USA


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#1 posted 12-16-2012 04:41 AM

Good blade. I had one. Stays sharp for a long time.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 05:31 PM

Have one on my Laguna. Works great.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 05:37 PM

My results were not good the blade dulled quickly.

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 07:21 PM

Any exper. with this here blade
Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blade 111” x 3/4” x 2/3 TPI Variable Positive Claw

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 07:35 PM

The Resaw King is $149 – $45 resharpening

The TimberWolf 3/4” resaw blade is $40

Big price difference??
don’t get it?

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 07:42 PM

Joe,
This is what I have been using on my Rikon #10-325 14in. Works fine for me, though you should actually ty your particular BS with this to see if it will work. My BS is at max tension to handle this blade, but it does work well. Of course, with the 3TPI, it will not be the smoothest cut, but straight it will be.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 07:50 PM

The Timberwolf?

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 07:55 PM

Yes, the TimberWolf 111in 3/4in 3TPI blade. I have resawn around 300-400FB of 8/4Ash and 12/4 S. Maple so far with this blade and continue to be happy with it. At this rate of resawing (cheaper than S4S), I have already paid for not only my BS but the blade as well with plenty of change to spare.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 07:57 PM

Difference is carbide. Also carbide blades have no set
so cut surfaces can be cleaner.

Timber Wolf is a good blade but it won’t stay sharp
long resawing 10” hard maple. Those blades can
be resharpened pretty easily with a Dremel tool.

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 08:05 PM

good 4 you!
I am going to seriously consider the TWolf.
I think I’ll look into a 1/2” or a 3/8” to go along with it for use for tight curves and such

-- steve/USA

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 12:12 AM

I would buy carbide-tipped blades from someone like Spectrum Supply. They give bulk discounts. The Laguna blade is bloody expensive and, worse yet, you have to deal with Laguna !

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#12 posted 12-17-2012 02:10 PM

My go to band saw blades are from www.sawblade.com .

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#13 posted 12-17-2012 04:50 PM

Joe,
You do know that the Rikon 10-325 comes with a 5/8in 6TPI blade, don’t you? Not the best blade, but the point is the 5/8in wide blade. I would at least go that wide for resawing, just with fewer TPI.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#14 posted 12-17-2012 06:02 PM

Joe – Yes, I have had 3 of the blades you mention above. These are excellent blades for resawing. I have used them on my 14” Deluxe Rikon and my 17” General bandsaws. As promoted, the 2/3 TPI variable pitch works well and does seem to be quiter and smoother in operation.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#15 posted 12-17-2012 06:59 PM

I have the Laguna resaw king on my saw, works great!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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