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Forum topic by greg48 posted 11-09-2010 01:23 AM 1111 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2010 01:23 AM

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Greetings new friends,
I’m new to this arena so please bear with. I’ve decided to utilize some scraps in the shop and thought that some bandsaw boxes would be appropriate. Here’s the problem, I have a 14” Taiwanese (Delta knockoff) saw that I will be using, but I can’t get my 1/8” blade to keep on track when I put the wood to it. I’m thinking of trying a 3/16” blade but I don’t know if it will perform any better than the 1/8”. If anyone has any advice (other than replacing the saw with another of higher quality), I would appreciate your response

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 02:18 AM

I am not sure that I have enough expierence to comment. Plus I think this will be my first real post on here. I bought a Delta 14” bandsaw a year ago and it had an el chepo blade with it. I took some reccomendations from fellow woodworkers and purchased a Timberwolf bandsaw blade from Suffolk machinery. I am sure someone can provide another post that can help make sure your bandsaw is tuned up though too. That was the first thing I did was make sure the saw was tuned up nice. But as soon as I put on the Timberwolf it was night and day. That was what worked in my case.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 02:52 AM

Greg How thick is the wood you’re cutting ? And a hard or softwood ? The sarge is quite right about blade quality, but
there are times that little blade has an issue with the wood itself. My antique saw with good power and guides just refuses to make nice in some material,
There’s a chance you may be biting off morethan that thin blade can handle.
My standard is a quarter inch hobby blade, bigger for bigger jobs ? (oh, and on a new a chunk
of scrap through pine..gets rid of the gunk they put on to keep away the demon RUST ) Now lets see if anyone else agrees ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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