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Resawing Question

by Gerald Thompson
posted 10-10-2018 08:08 PM


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Bill White

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#1 posted 10-10-2018 08:23 PM

I use nothing wider than a 1/2” blade on my Grizz 0555LX. Most frames on 1” saw won’t tension a wider blade properly.
Just my thought.

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lew

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 10:19 PM

Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 11:17 PM

Can it work, well yeah. Will they take it back????? If yeah I’d replace. Overall you have “nothing ventured, nothing gained”.

You will have to tighten that baby down, and then hope the crown of the tire doesn’t have your teeth set heading South. Usually the biggest finding with a too wide blade on a BS is a LOT of drift. With a proper width blade you can eliminate drift with proper set up.

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Rich

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 11:23 PM

Laguna Resaw King. Drift went away and I can slice through woods like mesquite effortlessly. It has already outlasted three or more Woodslicers (what I used to use) and can be resharpened when needed. Worth every penny.

BTW, this is on a ‘50s era 12” Atlas Press Co band saw.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Gerald Thompson

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 11:29 PM

I’m just going to wait for the 1/2’’ one to get here. I could get one locally. Locally is 18 miles of city traffic and we are getting rain from the effects of the hurricane so I’m staying home.

-- Jerry

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Charlie H.

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 01:06 AM

I have the fairly lowly Jet JWBS14OS bandsaw and if I had a non-returnable 3/4” Timberwolf blade I would put it on there without hesitation and find out what happens.
As long as you don’t fully compress the tension spring.nothing is going to break or be damaged and chances are if you follow the Timberwolf instructions on how to tension their blades the tension indicator won’t even be at the 3/4” blade width mark.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Gerald Thompson

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 01:13 AM

Thanks Charlie. I have the saw awaiting new bearings and tires as well as te 1/2’’ blade. I felt it was time as these parts are as old as the saw. I think 33 years. I’m going to try and peddle the 3/4’’ blade Craigslist.

-- Jerry

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NoSpace

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 05:47 AM

Now that there are carbide bandsaw blades, nothing else will touch them for sheer cutting power and blade life. That’s the resaw King mentioned or I have the 1/2” Lenox Tri-master. I tried a few different kinds of blades before the tri-master, and there was really no difference—a 35$ blade would get me through one project with moderate resawing—maybe. I’m just a hobbyist with low output but my tri-master is now 3 years old and has outlasted all my other blades prior to it combined without a hint of getting dull. I just resawed 15 linear ft of walnut 5” thick. Walnut isn’t that hard, but I’d say that’s at least 1 blade’s worth of work before the wandering sets in.

The only downside is it creates dust like a tablesaw now. And so if you have a 2000$ piece of waterfall bubinga laying around you want to resaw into veneer, then the above mentioned Woodslicer could get you an additional slice out of the board. But I have yet to encounter a resaw scenario where I’d want to use anything else.

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Robert

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 01:20 PM

I’ve used the Woodslice never been impressed with the durability. But they are very economical for occasional use.

NOTE: Take the time to remove the blade and use a different one when not in use. Crosscutting hardwoods with this blade will really take a toll.

That said, I’m buying my first carbide blade in a week or so.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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fivecodys

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#10 posted 10-15-2018 10:08 PM

I have used that same 3/4” blade on my 14” Jet BS several times.
You just have to be patient and let the blade do it’s job.
I was re-sawing red oak and maple and it seemed to do just fine.
If you are more comfortable with a 1/2” blade then by all means go that route.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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WhyMe

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#11 posted 10-15-2018 11:05 PM



Laguna Resaw King. Drift went away and I can slice through woods like mesquite effortlessly. It has already outlasted three or more Woodslicers (what I used to use) and can be resharpened when needed. Worth every penny.

BTW, this is on a 50s era 12” Atlas Press Co band saw.

- Rich

Another Laguna Resaw King user here, 3/4” on a 14” Craftsman, (Rikon clone). Does a great job resawing, totally happy with it.

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Gerald Thompson

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#12 posted 10-21-2018 12:16 AM

I have installed new wheel bearings and new tires,(rubber) on my 14’’ Delta BS. I saw on the Snodgrass video that they should be glued. What glue should be used?
The upper wheel made a grating sound when spun manually without a blade and still does after the bearing install. I can finger tighten the nut up to a point then it grates again. I can’t see any rub spots anywhere. I wonder if it will change with the blade tensioned. I am going to try installing the blade in the AM.

Thank you.

-- Jerry

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Woodmaster1

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#13 posted 10-21-2018 01:33 AM

I have a 3/4” carbide tip on my Rikon 14” works great. I also have 3/4” carbide tip for my 14” porter cable works fine. I wouldn’t have the blade for the porter cable but for $5.00 I couldn’t pass it up. I did thank my friend for pointing it out on the get rid of it rack at the local woodworking store.

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Gerald Thompson

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#14 posted 10-22-2018 11:47 PM

Thanks to all for the help. I got everything done on the BS. I took my time and went through a great learning experience. I bought a pkg of Carter inserts and they are a few thousands oversize. I made sure the pin in the side if the table was in well but felt trying to drive it in might lead to fracturing the top. I tried filing the edge but that would be long job. So I tapped it in as far as it would go and use the RO sander to make it flush
I resawed a 6’’ piece of cherry with a 1/2’’ Timberwolf 3 tpi blade and it came out ideal.
So I’m up and ready to go.

-- Jerry

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