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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 05-19-2014 09:52 AM 1421 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2014 09:52 AM

Ace hardware has Olson Hard Edge Flex Back Band Saw Blade for $13.99 Are these blades any good? My wife works at an Ace and I can get her store discount but if it’s not a good blade or price there seems to be no point in it.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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#1 posted 05-19-2014 10:14 AM

I have used them very sharp, last a long time, at $14 cant go wrong 8)

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 11:16 AM

Would buy them, if have blades I use & need.

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 10:28 PM

I don’t think this offer is unique to my area. I think it’s a national thing. If you have an Ace in your area and use Olsen I would check it out. The only question I might have of Ace is do they have a blade I can use or are the blade width or number of teeth of use to me.

Charlie

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#4 posted 05-20-2014 12:37 AM

I use Olsen blades on my 14” Ridgid (1/8, 3/16, and 1/4”). I bought them to get me through a weekend when I got this saw rehabbed and didn’t figure they would last long. They have been a very pleasant surprise and are still cutting well over a year after I bought them!

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#5 posted 05-20-2014 10:25 AM

Thanks gfadvm. From you that’s a great endorsement.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#6 posted 05-20-2014 01:54 PM

I’ve never used them on the big saw and never used anything wider than 1/4” so bear that in mind.

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#7 posted 05-20-2014 02:32 PM

I can get select Olson locally, they work well. I have used 1/4” – 1/2” for general cutting. Cut nice, track nice, good welds, with a decent cutting life. I don’t think I have ever had a problem with one.

I need to resaw often and can’t get the Olson resaw blades locally, so I have been using Timberwolf bands. From what I have read the Timberwolf and Olson have very similar resaw results – only the Olson is much cheaper. I’ll be ordering some Olson resaw blades to try out next.

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#8 posted 05-20-2014 02:47 PM

I wish i would have known this sooner. Just ordered 3 blades for 12” Craftsman online. I could have saved money on the blades and shipping. So far, these blades have exceeded my expectations!

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#9 posted 05-21-2014 04:20 PM

Do they carry 105” long blades for saws with the 6” riser?

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#10 posted 05-22-2014 12:52 AM

Mr.Ron, I am not sure. You might check by going to the Ace.com web site. Type band saw blades in the search area. I bought two more blades this morning. My wife is retiring from the story in a couple of weeks and wanted to make sure I could buy them with her discount. :)

Charlie

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#11 posted 05-22-2014 06:13 PM

Thank you Charlie75.

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#12 posted 05-22-2014 06:25 PM

If you can get the Olson “All-Pro” series, they are pretty good blades.
They do wear out with frequent resawing, but so do all steel bandsaw blades.

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