Tutorial for band saw blades

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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 01-03-2014 01:45 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2014 01:45 PM

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KnottScott did an outstanding job with his tutorial for table saw blades.
I believe that many of us would profit from a similar tutorial for band-saw blades.
Any volunteer?
Thank you.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 02:14 PM

Bert: For starters, see JustJoe’s response to the bandsaw drift question in the post above yours. Alex does a pretty good job

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 09:42 PM

I watched band saw tutorials on youtube.

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 12:18 AM

Surfside, I am not talking about a tutorial on how to use or set up a band saw but about blades selection and application

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 12:39 AM

After reading books on the subject, (some 200 pages long!) I realized there is a lot of advise out there.

I don’t expect the bandsaw to make finish cuts for me. A curve cut at the bandsaw will always need sanding, or pattern routing to smooth it out. With that in mind a 1/2” 3tpi hook blade has served me well. It will resaw or cut gentle curves equally well. My thinner/ higher tooth count blades collect dust rather than make dust.

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 01:01 AM

1/2” 3 tpi, is also what I most use.
I had a bi-metal blade made,unfortunately it was not welded correctly and it jumps quite a bit.

-- Bert

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