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Forum topic by LonelyRaven posted 03-26-2009 07:10 AM 1547 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2009 07:10 AM

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I’ve used band saws for about 20 years, but never owned one till now…I know very little about band saw blades, and I’m hopin to get some solid recommendations or ponters.

I have a Delta (three wheel) 16” band saw that runs well, but came with a rusty table and some very tired blades.

The only blade that seems to be in good shape, is a common 1/4” woodworkin blade.

So I’m looking for recommendations on a good resaw blade, and would like to replace this shot metal cutting blade that was on the saw when I picked it up.

What should I be looking for? Any recommended models or brands?

I’m putting an order in through Amazon for some other gear, so I figured I’d check with you guys before I completed my order. I also have a Woodcraft almost within walking distance of my house.

Thanks in Advance!

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#1 posted 03-26-2009 08:47 AM

I am sold on Timber Wolf blades and have not had problem one with them after 8 or 10 years with them so far. Another great thing about them is that they have the best “order takers” on the phone in the business. Tell them what saw you have, the length of the blade, what you want to do and they will get you the right blade for the job, quickly and at a very reasonable price. See the link below for the story I wrote on the Timber Wolf blades years ago. It has a link at the end ot the their website which has a different name than you would expect (suffolkmachine I think)

Timber Wolf Story

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 12:19 PM

I have to echo Tom’s recommendation on Timberwolf blades. I use a 1/4” blade for routine work and a 3/4” for resawing. Another good blade is the Woodslicer series manufactured by Highland Woodworking.

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 02:25 PM

Cool. Woodcraft near me is having a sale on Timberwolf. I’ll swing by on my lunch break and see what they have!

Thanks for pointing me to the writeup, Tom, I’m skimming through it now with my morning coffee. Thanks guys!

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#4 posted 03-26-2009 03:00 PM

I agree with the recommendations for Timberwolf blades. But before you buy them from Woodcraft, I suggest that you compare the sale price with the price of buying directly from Suffolk Machinery. You should also talk with the fine people at Suffolk to find out what they recommend for a three-wheel saw.

When I bought my blades, the Suffolk prices were much lower than Woodcraft and the shipping cost was very reasonable. Also, if you buy three blades, you will get one for free. I was amazed that they gave me the most expensive blade that I ordered as the free one.

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#5 posted 03-26-2009 03:05 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 03-26-2009 03:14 PM

I would have to say Woodslicer also. Thinner, faster, better. and the have a variable 3 to 4 pitch blades which really keeps vibration down giving you a very smooth cut.

I have been using them for over 11 years.

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#7 posted 03-27-2009 02:24 AM

I spoke with the Timber Wolf rep, and he helped me pick out two blades…one for resaw, and one for bandsaw boxes.

And bother were priced so well, if they are even half as good as all the reviews I’m reading, they are worth twice as much!

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#8 posted 03-27-2009 03:06 AM

Good to hear. You would be happy with any of the recommendations given here.

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