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Forum topic by steve posted 414 days ago 979 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steve

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414 days ago

Does anyone use Starrett Blades in their Bandsaw?
I have a Rikon 14”
Never tried a Starrett bandsaw blade, have you? Do you recommend?
http://www.starrett.com/saws/saws-hand-tool-products/band-saw-blades

-- steve/USA


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#1 posted 414 days ago

Starrett is ok. I normally use Olson Pro, or Timberwolf, as I believe them to better than Starrett.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#2 posted 413 days ago

I use 2 TimberWolfs now…the 3/4” 3TPI and a 1/4”, Both by PS Wood, I have absolutly no complaints with the Timberwolf/PS Wood blades…also I have the 5/8” that my Rikon 10-325 came with…I was just looking around and saw the Starretts

-- steve/USA

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#3 posted 413 days ago

I use a Starrett 105” long 3T pitch blade for resawing. Great blade and a good price. The weld is practically invisible. You need a microscope to find where it is welded. As far as cut is concerned, it is just as good as the Timberwolf or Olsen blades.

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#4 posted 412 days ago

Thanks MrRon

-- steve/USA

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#5 posted 412 days ago

I must’ve gotten a “second hand” Starrett. Maybe I’ll try again.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#6 posted 412 days ago

For resawing, you cannot beat Highland Woodworking’s Wood Slicer blade.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 411 days ago

I go along with Mr. Ron. I have been using Starrett for years. I get them from B. C. Saw in Toronto. Price, service,shipping and blades are first class. If It’s good enough for Michael Fortune or Mr. Ron, it’s good enough for me.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#8 posted 411 days ago

thanks

-- steve/USA

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Surfside

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#9 posted 401 days ago

For just woodcutting, I used haltbar band saw blades. Resawing , I used Lennox and Highland woodworking.

-- "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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#10 posted 401 days ago

Who is Michael Fortune?

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Matt Rogers

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#11 posted 401 days ago

I recently got a 1” Lenox Woodmaster Carbide blade for resawing and it is both expensive and good. Very smooth cut, very thin kerf, and very sharp. I also got a 1” Woodmaster B (for Bimetal) blade for resawing reclaimed lumber and dirty wood that may contain metal since I did not want to ruin the $120 carbide blade. The 1/4” Woodmaster B that I use for curved work has been holding up well after cutting out 300 chair parts out of black locust, white oak, and ash. Not an easy task for a blade.

All three have been much better than standard steel blades and I think worth the extra money.

-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com

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Matt Rogers

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#12 posted 401 days ago

I just checked out the Starrett site and looking at their blades, they are actually exciting. As far as I know, the limitation to most bandsaws in the smaller sizes is blade thickness, not width as the small wheels will stress the thicker bands and cause them to break. This combined with lower tension.

However, the Starrett blades are available in very thin sizes for each width. For example, the Lenox Woodmaster B blade is only available in 0.035” thickness for a 1” blade, but the Starrett is available in 0.023-0.035 thicknesses. The thin blade would require less tension and have a longer fatigue life on smaller bandsaws, while still have a greater beam strength than a narrower 3/4” or 1/2” blade that is 0.030 or 0.035 thick.

I think that i may try out their thin blades as my next purchase.

-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com

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Surfside

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#13 posted 400 days ago

Michael Fortune is a band saw master, furniture maker and a writer. He has many videos and articles about band saw applications.

-- "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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#14 posted 400 days ago

Matt,
I have a Rikon 14” Deluxe, it states that the widest blade is to be a 3/4”, but I see plenty room on the wheels and I have Carter guides which will set back enough to accomadate…could I …use a Starrett in 1” if the thickness is in the thinner range? What are ur thoughts on this

-- steve/USA

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#15 posted 400 days ago

I don’t use any blade wider than 1/2” on a 14” BS. Tension requirements just don’t work well for blades over that.
Why do you feel that a wider blade will be better?
Not a smart a$$ question, just wonderin’.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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