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#1 posted 02-27-2017 02:31 AM

A quarter inch blade runs on my fourteen inch Powermatic ninety percent of the time. I do run it using a Carter Stabilizer guide, rather than the upper and lower bearing guides, but that is choice and not necessity.

I usually run a three or four teeth per inch blade, since I’m usually cutting things too thick for, say, a ten TPI.

If I were cutting a lot of thin stuff, I’d go with more teeth. I might even go to a 1/8” blade, but they are harder to find in the 105” sizes.

Also, using a 1/4 blade with a riser block installed is probably wrong. The purpose of the rise block is to increase your maximum resaw width and you generally want to use as wide a blade as the saw will use when resawing (typically 1/2 inch wide blade with a low tooth count, ideally 2 to 3 teeth per inch).

I may be wrong here since it s been years since I had a bandsaw. Perhaps others will chime in and give you more detailed advice.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


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