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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 02-19-2015 04:18 AM 1317 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2015 04:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I getting into band saw boxes and the 1/4” stock blade just does make the curves that well so I need to get some different size band saw blades I’m looking for mid price;What names/manufactures are a good value.Looking for blades that strong like bull,sharp like jeopardy player,cheap like 5 dollar hooker. Thinking 1/8” is that too thin?It’s a 70.5”

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 04:31 AM

I have a 70.5” blade and will gladly swear by TimberWolf. I bought a 1/2” and a 1/4” to make an oak bandsaw box. Sliced through it like butter. Specifically, I bought a Timber Wolf 1/4” x 6PC and a Timber Wolf 1/2” x 3PC. I even did some resawing with the 1/2” and it exceeded my expectations. Easy to get a straight line and very little cleanup required.

Hope that helps!

Edit: Total price including tax and shipping was $39.63.

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 05:14 AM

What he said. 10 bucks is about as cheap as I got.

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 05:58 AM

3/16” timberwolf blade used with a carter bandsaw stabilizer. If you can find one to fit your bandsaw.

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 01:43 PM

Should I go smaller than a 1/4” blade for band saw boxes? I don’t think the Band Saw Stabilizer┬«
Guide System will fit my saw.

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 01:41 AM

I have a bunch of Timberwolf blades that work great in my big BS but when I needed some blades for my freebie Ridgid, I tried the Olsen and Olsen Pro blades. I have been pleasantly suprised with their sharpness and longevity. They are available at our local Woodcraft and I was in a hurry to try the new saw. I use 1/8,3/16,and 1/4” blades for bandsaw boxes depending on how tight the radius is in the pattern. I also made my own adapter to fit the Carter Stabilizer to the Ridgid.

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#6 posted 02-22-2015 06:08 PM

+1 for timberwolf

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 08:31 PM

I personally do not like a 1/8” blade. Too much twist and flex
Olson Pro and Olson MVP blades are my favorites 3/16, 1/4 with a Carter Stabilizer and 3/8 or 1/2 with Carter bearing guides
Next are Carter blades- same sizes/applications
I have not had very much luck with Timberwolf. Maybe it’s just my 14” Jet saw, or my quirky setup, but they don’t track well, and lose their sharpness too fast for my liking

for resawing- Woodslicer 1/2” for me is THE BEST

Try using a finishing stone to round the back edges of your curve cutting blades and to clean sloppy welds. It does make a difference

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 09:07 PM

I make band saw boxes too and started with a 1/4” blade. Like you, I thought a 1/8” blade would be the right blade but Woodbum is right. Too much twisting and flex. I’ve even had it come off the wheels a couple of times. I ended up using a 3/16” blade and it’s perfect. I’m sure 1/8” blades have their purpose but if I’m going that small, I might a well use my scroll saw instead. Buy the 3/16” blade of your choice and don’t look back.

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