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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 01-02-2014 05:08 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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01-02-2014 05:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box making band saw blades tpi

I am going to be purchasing a Carter 3/16 blade for my Chraftsman band saw. (124.32607) in the next day or so. Carter only shows two blades in the 3/16 width in my length size. (99.75)
My choices are 10 tpi and 4 tpi. I primarily will be tryiing my had at box making.
So, I am looking for opinions from others, especially box makers, but other too.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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#1 posted 01-02-2014 05:24 PM

Use the 4tpi to cut thick blocks of wood, like 4” or 5” thick bandsaw boxes. 10tpi would not have enough gullet space between the teeth to carry out all the sawdust from a tooth making a 4” deep cut. Matthias explains it well here even though he’s talking about resawing – http://woodgears.ca/bandsaw/resaw.html

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 06:45 PM

Thanks for chiming in on this Steve. What you say makes perfect sense. And if anyone is a box maker you are. lol
I liked the link you included. I clicked on a couple of the links with in and watched the guys sawing a log with a home brew saw mill. Didn’t look real safe to me.
Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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