What brand of bandsaw blades do you guys like using?

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01-03-2014 02:32 PM

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What brand of bandsaw blades do you guys like using? Looking to buy some for resawing some smaller logs on a 14” Delta. Also, where is the best place to buy the blades? Muchas gracias.

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 02:42 PM

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 10:22 PM

I have used woodslicer blades and they re-saw well but dull quickly. I now use 5/8”Carbide blades from Grizzly. Much better.

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 10:25 PM

Timberwolf from Suffolk Machinery. What I really like about dealing with Suffolk is that instead of asking me what I want to buy (I honestly didn’t know what was best), they asked what kind of saw I had and what I cut. What a novel idea…..cater the blades to the saw and the task! In fairness, I haven’t used enough high quality BS blades to really know how well these stack up against the very best (maybe these are it), but they were sure a big improvement over stock blades and the junk I was buying locally.

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 11:54 PM

I use Starrett “Woodpecker” blades with no drift. I can’t speak for other brands.

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 12:06 AM

Lennox. Gives me pretty good bang for the buck. The first Lennox blade I bought resawed 100bdft of ash 12” wide like butter. I bought 5 more Lennox blades in varied width and tpi shortly thereafter. That said, I’ve never tried the pricey blades. There are far more experienced and qualified people than me on this site that will surely weigh in…

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 12:22 AM

I don’t see alot of people talking about them but I really like the Carter blades.

Alex Snodgrass sold me on them at a woodworking show a couple years ago, I don’t cut thick material but they have given me very smooth cuts.

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 02:23 AM

I agree totally with knotscott’s comment. Timberwolf has always answered my bandsaw blade questions with the best blade for the application. There really is not a “one size fits all answer for bandsaw blades”.

Their blades are definitely the cheapest out there but they do cut as advertised IF you use the right blade for your particular application.

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#8 posted 01-04-2014 10:55 AM

For resawing, I don’t think you can go wrong with the woodslicer blades (does anybody but Highland woodworking sell these??). For day-to-day cutting I tend to use either the Timberwolf or Lennox blades. The last couple of blades I bought were Lennox and made in the UK, they are working great and were quite a bit cheaper than the Timberwolf.

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