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Posted on Bandsaw Blades for a G0513X2

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 02:49 AM

For resawing a 3/4” Lenox Trimaster or Laguna Resaw King is as good as you can get, there are other options that are much cheaper but you give up longevity, finish or both.

For a “general purpose” blade while I don’t really see it that way a 3/8” or 1/4” 6tpi is a blade you can make most cuts with albeit giving up speed in a lot of applications. The 6tpi if you will cut a lot of 3/4” stock but you can go to 4tpi if you primarily cut 4/4 and above. I tend to use Lenox blades unless they don’t have a specific blade configuration I need. The Diemaster 2 is an excellent bi-metal blade or their Flexback if you want cheaper carbon blades. My usual sources are CT Saw, Spectrum Supply, Woodcraftbands (not Woodcraft) and Iturra Designs. All of these produce very good welds the vast majority of the time.

The saw isn’t too large for “scrolling” but keep in mind you can cut down to 1 1/4” diameter curves with a 1/4” blade. If you need tighter and want to use a 3/16” or 1/8” blade then you probably want to buy a Carter Stabilizer or rig up a way to use Cool Blocks, wood blocks or some other softer than the blade solid guide.


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