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06-09-2014 01:48 AM

I’m in the market for a new resaw blade for my Laguna 14 12. I hate the regular $30 blades I’ve been getting that last hardly a few weeks and am looking for something to last a while. I’ve heard good things about the carbide tipped blades but was wondering what my options are. 3/4” max 115” long and 3 TPI or so.

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 01:56 AM

I just got a 1” laguna Resaw King for mine. It was very pricey and I have yet to try it out. What I liked about it is the fact that it has little carbide teeth like a table saw blade. I am not sure if they make it in 3/4” but they might be worth looking at.


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#2 posted 06-09-2014 02:13 AM

Highland Hardware’s Wood Slicer. Very smooth cut. Reasonable price.

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 02:18 AM

Having used tipped blades and Woodslicers my opinion now is
that in general you’ll get the most high quality resaw by
buying 100’ Shear Force blade coils from Laguna and
soldering up steel blades.

You’ll get 8 or more blades for the price of one tipped

Soldering blades is not that hard. It requires a fixture,
a propane torch, silver solder and flux.

Even tipped blades start to wander and burn as they
dull, and steel blades can be resharpened too, but
not Woodslicers because they have variable pitch.

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 02:43 AM

Based on a few of paul-marcel’s videos, the laguna resaw king would be my first choice.

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 04:05 AM

I have a Lenox from Highland Hardware which I found to be the ultimate resaw blade.

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 12:13 PM

I use Lennox Woodmaster C 1 1/4” with 1.3tpi on my 20” Grizzly. The blades aren’t too expensive and cut quite well, but don’t leave the surface finish of some more expensive blades.

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 12:52 PM

I switched from Woodslicer blades to 5/8” carbide blades from Grizzly. They last a lot longer but cost twice as much. When this carbide blade eventually starts to wonder while re-sawing I put a knife sharpening stone to the side of the blade while the saw is running and it trues it up again. I like the carbide blades. I re-saw mostly 8” cedar and maple, and some oak.

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 03:02 PM

Being able to resharpen the regular steel blades has me questioning the move to carbide now. I have never sharpened a blade but have plenty of dull ones to try it on. I guess switching to carbide now all depends on the quality of the resharpened blade… and my cash flow situation.

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 04:03 PM

Low tpi blades can be sharpened by mounting the blade upside
down on the band saw and using a rotary tool with a small grind
stone carried in a cradle. The cradle can be indexed against
the miter gauge to keep the grind square. Probably you
should alternate and grind all the teeth set one way first, then
move the grinder to the other side to grind the other side.

They can be sent out to a blade shop too.

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 08:58 PM

Carbide tipped blades are perfect for resawing, pretty expensive but works really well. But if you don’t want to
spend more than hundred bucks for a single blade, bi metal is still a cost effective choice.

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 02:36 AM

sent you a PM about the resaw king

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