|Forum topic by Durnik150||posted 07-27-2009 06:43 AM||1076 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-27-2009 06:43 AM
I took a look at the reviews and saw a ton of reviews for table-saw blades. While I’ll take that information with me when I upgrade my TS next month (woohoo!!), I was hoping to pick the 11,000 brains on LJ to see what the recommended BAND SAW blades were. I’ve used blades purchased at the big-box stores and found them lacking in durability and sharpness. Also, I have picked up a nicer blade or two from Rockler and Woodcraft (Timber Wolf I believe) and it appears that paying a little extra does yield a better return.
Obviously, when talking about BS blades we have to break it down a little bit. A resaw blade is WAY different from a curve-cutting blade. So let’s throw out ideas for both types.
What do you consider the best RESAW blade? I’ve seen many recommendations for a 1/2” Woodslicer blade. Is this consistent or do folks have a different preference?
What do you consider the best CURVE-CUTTING blade? I try to use the smallest blade possible when cutting my boxes and smaller pieces. I usuallly go with a 3/16” blade or at most a 1/4” for this application. I’d love to find a durable and sharp little blade for this kind of work.
I look forward to your recommendations!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO