Ace hardware has Olson Hard Edge Flex Back Band Saw Blade for $13.99 Are these blades any good? My wife works at an Ace and I can get her store discount but if it's not a good blade or price there seems to be no point in it.
I don't think this offer is unique to my area. I think it's a national thing. If you have an Ace in your area and use Olsen I would check it out. The only question I might have of Ace is do they have a blade I can use or are the blade width or number of teeth of use to me.
I use Olsen blades on my 14" Ridgid (1/8, 3/16, and 1/4"). I bought them to get me through a weekend when I got this saw rehabbed and didn't figure they would last long. They have been a very pleasant surprise and are still cutting well over a year after I bought them!
I can get select Olson locally, they work well. I have used 1/4" - 1/2" for general cutting. Cut nice, track nice, good welds, with a decent cutting life. I don't think I have ever had a problem with one.
I need to resaw often and can't get the Olson resaw blades locally, so I have been using Timberwolf bands. From what I have read the Timberwolf and Olson have very similar resaw results - only the Olson is much cheaper. I'll be ordering some Olson resaw blades to try out next.
Mr.Ron, I am not sure. You might check by going to the Ace.com web site. Type band saw blades in the search area. I bought two more blades this morning. My wife is retiring from the story in a couple of weeks and wanted to make sure I could buy them with her discount.
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