|Forum topic by Tom||posted 09-09-2013 08:13 PM||1047 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-09-2013 08:13 PM
Hi everyone my first post!
I tried searching this on the site and online but could not really find anything helpful.
Here is my situation, I have 2 Craftsman 12” Bandsaws (the bandsaw / sander variety). I picked these up for a really good price and have been very happy with them they seem much nicer than a 9 or 10” models I see at the big box stores and HF.
1 of the 2 was a very recent purchase and I picked it up very cheap. What I would like to do is set one up with the best / biggest blade size for sawing logs up (think firewood size) as I have a bunch of nice logs oak, cedar, spruce etc. and the other I would like setup for general purpose / bandsaw box usage.
My problem comes in that I am not really sure what to get, The saws use 80” blades and I think I read that the saw can take up to either 1/2” or 3/4 blades and down to ?
The “log sawing” will be done mainly on completely dried out logs, already sized down to about 6” tall (I plan on making slabs of about 2 to 4’ long and no more than 8”, most likely 4 to 6” most of the time.
I have tried this with some logs and an old blade and it seems ok, but it’s time for new blades and I don’t know what to look for.
Thanks ahead of time for any help!
-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI