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346 days ago

does anyone know of a place in ar. that makes band saw blades. just got a rikon need to find a place to get quality blades


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#1 posted 346 days ago

What part of Arkansas? Paragould has a place called Paragould Industrial Bearings that makes them.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#2 posted 346 days ago

thanks Jerry I live about 30 min. from Paragould and know the place your talking about. But l didn’t know they made blades

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#3 posted 346 days ago

Hello neighbor. After my earlier post I got to thinking. That was about 3-4 years ago that a friend got one there. It broke at the weld, he took it back and they re-welded it in a matter of minutes. I am looking to get a band saw, so I have been kind of keeping up with band saw and blade posts. I have even looking around on E-Bay at brands and prices.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#4 posted 345 days ago

sawedfingers and Jerry,
Why don’t you guys drive on up here to Doniphan, MO. ( about 20 min. from Corning) and take a look at the Unisaw I have for sale? I know that you will want to buy if you check it out. Just reduced the price to $650.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/48898 Besides, I want to hear about your “sawed fingers”.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Jerry called Industrial bearing today all they make is blades for cutting steel thanks anyway. I know everybody has there preference on different kinds. but I got the rikon 14 in deluxe and love it so far.I can resaw about 1/8 of an in or thinner on it.

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#6 posted 345 days ago

James I know where Doniphan is I go current river marine to get all my boat stuff. the story on the sawed fingers is I ran both of my hands through a table saw just about a year apart 700 stiches later I learned to use a push stick. one of those thing oh I have done this a thousand times let me tell you 1001 will get you.

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#7 posted 345 days ago

I’ve been making my own from coil stock.

I learned the process from this article: http://www.shakerovalbox.com/finished/BandSawBlades.pdf

It beats the heck out of buying them pre-made, I make up 5-6 at a time for about $10 a blade (142”).

I had a run of a few new pre-made blades that were welded with a bump on the back that would hammer my thrust bearings so I took the time learn how to make my own.

Good luck.

Tyler

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#8 posted 344 days ago

sawedfingers,
All I can say is I’m happy to see you’re still doing woodworking. Sound like another reason a person should consider a Sawstop. I bought a Grizzly 1023RL four months ago and if I could do it all over again, I’d spend the extra and get a Sawstop. Next time you go to Doniphan, send me a PM and we will get together.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#9 posted 344 days ago

I have been looking around on E-Bay and have seen some.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#10 posted 344 days ago

will do James just worked with power tools so long without getting hurt that I didn’t respect what it could do and got to taking to many chances .

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#11 posted 344 days ago

Jerry you live in Paragould. I live just north of there in Pollard . If you don’t mind saying where you live.

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#12 posted 343 days ago

I live on the east side of town, close to uptown.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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