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Forum topic by BrianC87 posted 04-06-2015 02:42 AM 888 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BrianC87

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04-06-2015 02:42 AM

My bandsaw blade broke over the weekend and of course it isn’t a standard length blade. It’s a 14 inch band saw but the standard 93 1/2 inch blades are too large.

What is the best website and brand of custom length blade that you have used? I’m also looking for something that is reasonably priced and a site where shipping isn’t outrageous. I have found that Woodslicer makes a 1/2 inch blade that will work but am looking for a general purpose 1/4” 6 TPI blade.

Thanks in advance for your comments.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 02:46 AM

http://buyfromawoodworker.com/

This is where I get my blades. My saw is an untypical size. These blades are very nice and come to you quickly in the mail

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 03:38 AM

I looked at the site recommended by Kaleb; and it looks like a decent enough deal and what you might need

-- just rjR

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JAAune

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 03:42 AM

RKO Saw in Cullom, Illinois is the supplier we use.

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WhyMe

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 01:18 PM

I’ve had good experiences with these folks. I emailed them once just to say a blade I received was not welded perfectly straight and that I had to file out a bump on the back edge. I didn’t ask for a replacement because I fixed the blade with a bit of filing, but I received an apologetic email and that a new blade was on its way. I was surprised

http://www.probandsawworks.com/bandsaw-blades.html

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Marshall

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 01:38 PM

I also get mine from buyfromawoodworker.com. you can specify the length you want. great blades.

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WoodNSawdust

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#6 posted 04-06-2015 01:41 PM

Timber Wolf blades from Suffolk

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Nubsnstubs

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 02:16 PM

If you live in a town that has a saw sharpening service, go there. Most have band saw blade in bulk lengths, and will gladly make you a blade of good quality. The cost might be a couple dollars more, and if it’s not right, you can go back and let them know a lot quicker than mailing or shipping it back to a store across the country…............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 02:34 PM

Brian, if you’re close to or live in a fairly large city or town, you should see if there are any local shops that make them, I have a local here where I live, he charges between $10.00 – 12.00 a blade depending on the size and they are well worth it.

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Ocelot

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 02:51 PM

I ordered from Spectrum Supply (I think).

http://www.spectrumsupply.com/band-saw-blades.aspx

It was a few years ago. You can specify the length to the 1/8 inch. I ordered 1” wide cheap carbon steel blades for slicing firewood into boards. I didn’t want to use an expensive blade when I might hit a nail. I don’t see 1” wide carbon steel blades on their site now.

-Paul

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R_Stad

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#10 posted 04-06-2015 03:33 PM

Like Caleb and Marshall, I’ve been getting mine from buyfromawoodworker. Very satisfied.

-- Rod - Oregon

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MikeDVB

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#11 posted 04-06-2015 09:09 PM

How would one find a local sharpening place/place that sells custom blades?

Admittedly I’m used to living in a technical world where everything I want I can get online. Moving into the world of hands-on projects I’m going to have to source things and admittedly I seem to be lacking some of those skills.

Please don’t suggest a phone book – I’m more looking for what I should be searching for. ‘Blade sharpener’ or perhaps a particular type of dealer that would also be likely to do it?

-- Mike

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Greg In Maryland

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#12 posted 04-06-2015 09:27 PM

Louis Iturra of Iturra Designs is a walking encyclopedia of bandsaw knowledge. Give him a call at 888-722-7078 or an email at kalll@comcast.net. Unfortunately he has no website. Here is a link to his 2010 catalog that someone digitized: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25128636/Iturra_Design_catalogue_2010.pdf

It is good reading no matter what you have.

Good luck.

Greg

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BrianC87

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#13 posted 04-07-2015 01:24 AM

Thank you all for the comments and suggestions. So far I have only had time to look at the buyfromawoodworker.com which looks like a pretty good deal to me.

I have recently moved to a new town and have not explored local options at this time. I will look into this a little more down the road.

I appreciate all of the quick responses and will be looking at all the sites soon. I will let you know if I have further questions.

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