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b2rtch

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04-30-2018 04:13 PM

Hello.
I did not past anything on this forum for years.

I am shopping for blades for my Grizzly 17”band saw (131.5”long blades)

I have been buying blades from my local guy, I like him and he has good price but his welds almost always suck causing the blades to jump and the whole saw to vibrate.

I know that every one has its favorite brand.

Which brand do you like?
I remember buying blades (Timberwolf I believe) that were very sharp to start with but dulled extremely fast.
What is your experience?
Do you recommend bi-metal for wood cutting?
Thank you.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 04-30-2018 04:25 PM

Steel resaw blades can be resharpened without
too much trouble. Mount the blade upside
down on the saw and grind the gullets with
a Dremel type tool held horizontal in a cradle
lined up with the miter gauge.

Woodslicer blades cut very well but I found they
lost sharpness quickly and they are pricey
and tricky to resharpen due to the variable-pitch
teeth. I’ve used Viking/Timberwolf blades
too. They get dull but can be resharpened.

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#2 posted 04-30-2018 04:28 PM

Welcome back Bert !!! :o))

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#3 posted 04-30-2018 04:33 PM

Thank you.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 04-30-2018 04:35 PM

I have been using Olson pro blades for general cutting and bought a carbide tip resaw blade from Highland Woodworking that has been fantastic. I don’t see myself wearing out the carbide resaw blade for a long time. They are right about the woodslicer blade it does dull fast. My woodworking club use to use woodslicer blades but switched to a new type of blade for resaw and it works great.

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#5 posted 04-30-2018 04:41 PM

” switched to a new type of blade for resaw and it works great”
What is it?

-- Bert

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#6 posted 04-30-2018 05:50 PM

Hey, I have the 17” HD from griz. I use to use it for all, and used timberwolfe blades for all cutting except veneer work. I upgraded (tremendously) with the laguna carbide blade. I got a 1934 delta off CL of r a couple hundred and use it for all the curved small stuff and the griz just is used for non curved work.

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#7 posted 04-30-2018 05:55 PM

“Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people’s money”
Amen

-- Bert

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#8 posted 04-30-2018 06:11 PM

bonesbr549.
How do you like that laguna carbide blade?
I read on forums that some people have issues with it.
It’ quite bit cheaper than a Lenox

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-30-2018 06:22 PM

I have been using these sterling blades from these guys. Tell them what size and how many you want. I also have a 17” grizzly.
http://www.rockingchairuniversity.com/band-saw-blades.html

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 04-30-2018 06:46 PM



bonesbr549.
How do you like that laguna carbide blade?
I read on forums that some people have issues with it.
It quite bit cheaper than a Lenox

- b2rtch

Love mine, no issues here. Ran a lot of lumber through it too. Back in the day when I got mine if you called and mentioned to a salesperson you were a member of a certain forum you got a discount. Not sure if its still holding but drop me an IM and I will mention the name so I don’t violate any rules.

Cheers.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#11 posted 04-30-2018 06:50 PM

I use the Olson’s pro blades, too….Never had one to break at the weld, and they do stay pretty sharp for a long time….!!

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#12 posted 04-30-2018 07:12 PM

For general bandsaw work, I have the bi-metal Lenox Diemaster 2 bandsaw blades, 1/2” 4tpi & 1/4” 6tpi. I chose the bi-metal for the longevity and quality of cut and have not been disappointed. Purchased from bandsawbladesdirect.com

For resaw work, I have the carbide Laguna Resaw King blade in 1”. I chose it for the longevity as well as the ability to be resharpened multiple times and the superior cut quality. Purchased from Laguna

My saw is the Laguna 18BX.

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#13 posted 04-30-2018 08:36 PM

Thank you for all the answers

-- Bert

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#14 posted 05-02-2018 02:15 PM

I like “Supercut” bandsaw blades. I use their best blade with impregnated carbide. I resaw hard and soft woods up to 6” and use a 1/2” blade.This blade will outlast a “Woodslicer” blade by a factor of ten and cost no more.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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#15 posted 05-02-2018 02:25 PM

Thank you Jim, and made in the USA

-- Bert

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