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Forum topic by ynathans posted 09-13-2013 08:17 AM 712 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ynathans

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09-13-2013 08:17 AM

Hi,

I am taking delivery of a 14” Grizzly bandsaw tomorrow. From what I’ve read, people have said the first thing to do is get a different blade, that it makes a huge difference.

What blade (manufacturer and specs) would you recommend? I don’t plan on doing much resawing, will be using it for home projects with hardwoods and plywood.

Thanks,

N


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ellen35

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 10:44 AM

Timberwolf.
The only way to go!

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 11:51 AM

Timberwolf is what I use on my Grizzly

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ynathans

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#3 posted 09-13-2013 05:18 PM

thanks. Any site you’d recommend ordering from?

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Todd Swartwood

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#4 posted 09-13-2013 05:39 PM

Grizzly sells timberwolf blades. I also like lenox blades. I have been using a 1/2” 2 tpi lenox carbide tooth blade for a long time I also have a 1 1/4” lenox carbide. I cannot say enough good things about them. It’s like the difference between a HSS blade on your table saw verses a carbide tooth blade on the same table saw. You will outlast the steel blades at least 10-1
Have fun with your new saw, Todd

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bigblockyeti

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#5 posted 09-13-2013 05:46 PM

Another thing to consider is how tight of a radius do you want to be able to cut? Wider blades can take more abuse and will generally allow for greater feed rates. A 1/2” blade will not do scroll work and a 1/8” blade won’t last long if you’re trying to rip a thick hardwood. Most sites will specify the minimum radius that a blade can cut, if you know you won’t be doing any tight scrolling, get the thickest blade you can that will work for what you’re planning on doing.

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ynathans

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#6 posted 09-13-2013 07:58 PM

Thanks for the info. I ordered a 1/2” and 1/4” from grizzly.

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 09-13-2013 11:39 PM

I have to say that the Timber Wolf 3/4in 2-3TPI is much better than the Timber Wolf 3/4in 3TPI. The 2-3 blade has a deeper third gullet that clears the sawdust much better than the 3TPI. I used the 3TPI for nearly 3-years before switching over to the 2-3TPI.

Just my 2-cents worth…

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ScrubPlane

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 11:44 PM

I purchased a ‘Wood Slicer’ brand re-saw blade for my Grizzly and think it does an excellent job at an excellent price.

That said, I’m not familiar with the Timber Wolf brand and would be interested in hearing comments from Timber Wolf users who have also used the Wood Slicer for comparison purposes.

Thanks All…

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 12:12 AM

For resawing- +1 for the Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking.

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 12:24 AM

Wood slicer for re-sawing and Timberwolf for smaller, tighter radius cutting blades.

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Surfside

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 06:38 PM

I’ve been using 201 Haltbar band saw blades for utility and rough cutting.

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#12 posted 09-16-2013 07:08 PM

woodslicer on my 14” griz. Almost produces glue ready cuts in hardwood. Look at the snodgrass video for setting it up…

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 07:14 PM

Somehow “glue ready cut” and “resawing” sound like stretch for ANY resaw bandsaw blade.

First off, when you resaw from larger stock (8/4, 12/4) you should be prepared for warping due to the release of tension by the act of resawing. I could be minimal, but I wouldn’t trust it without running it over the jointer and/or planer first.

My 2-cents…

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

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Sanding2day

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#14 posted 09-16-2013 07:37 PM

I’ve been pretty happy with my Timberwolf 3/4” 3 TPI for resawing/veneer and the 1/8” does a great job with rough scroll work but did have an issue with it wavering from straight which the 3/4” doesn’t seem to have any problems with… Will certainly look to try out the 2-3 TPI Mike mentions, if its better I’ll be absolutely thrilled!

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#15 posted 09-17-2013 01:02 AM

Since you said you won’t be resawing with this saw , I would recommend a 1/4” blade from Timberwolf or Highland Woodworking. I have used both with excellent results.

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