|Forum topic by Fred Crooks||posted 11-04-2013 02:24 PM||1142 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-04-2013 02:24 PM
Greetings. I have just completed the restoration of a 1937 Delta band saw. It had the optional riser so it can handle up to 11 1/2” stock. I am really looking forward to using it.
The reason I bought it was I just purchased a used 2HP Craftsman lathe to turn bowls. As such, I needed a tool that could cut bowl blanks out of raw timber stock.
So, I intend to use this tool for a wide variety of projects including bowl blanks, sawing new boards from timber stock, re-sawing boards into thinner stock, and general woodworking projects that require curves of various radii.
That means I will need to select a variety of saw blades to pair up with it.
I would like to know from you all as to what would be the best for the following tasks/projects:
1) Cutting bowl blanks out of raw timber stock
Also, I would like to know what is the maximum blade thickness that can be reliably used on this 14” band saw and what is the widest blade that can be used (i.e. for sawing and re-sawing purposes). By “reliably used”, I mean minimal fatigue/longer life.
-- Best Regards