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#1 posted 10-13-2018 08:41 PM

Thanks for the reply! I’ve been buying Timberwolf blades, is this what you’d use? Or any other recommendations? Also, I’ve followed Alex Snodgrass’ work on setting up a bandsaw, any feedback on proper setup?

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I have tried the Timberwolf blades and I have to say that they are truly a first rate outfit to deal with. That said, I find that they arrive extremely very sharp, but unfortunately they don’t seem to stay that way for very long. In all fairness to them it just might be that the wood I am sawing contains unusually high amounts of minerals or some type of sand or grit. You will definitely need a special purpose designed re-saw blade to re-saw lumber. I have honestly not found a long lasting bandsaw blade I would recommend to anyone at this point. The ones Rockler sell seem to be as good as I can find.
Mr. Snodgrass is about as good as it ever gets for instruction on setting up and maintaining a bandsaw. He covers everything and I have yet to have anyone else “add” to what he has to say regarding a bandsaw. Best of luck. I would not be afraid to try any Italian machine made today. I came very close to a Laguna, but the $100.00 plus replacement cost of ceramic blade guides killed it for me.

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