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AlanJ44

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08-30-2018 08:42 PM

Time for a new blade for my Grizzly G0555 with 93.5 inch blade.

I mainly cut Eastern Red Cedar for outdoor pieces.

What’s my best choice for replacement-upgrade?

Mainly looking for suggestions on size and TPI, brand names not so much, unless advice to avoid!

Thanks Y’all

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!


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lew

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#1 posted 08-30-2018 09:04 PM

Check Highland Woodworking

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Bill White

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#2 posted 08-30-2018 09:38 PM

I use 3 blades on my 0555LX. 1/4” 8tpi, 3/8” 6tpi, and 1/2” 3tpi. Those are all ya need for just about any cuts on your saw. Don’t be mislead by some who say the saw will take a 3/4” blade.
I buy my blades from a local saw shop who cuts and welds.

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Bill Berklich

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#3 posted 08-30-2018 09:53 PM



I use 3 blades on my 0555LX. 1/4” 8tpi, 3/8” 6tpi, and 1/2” 3tpi. Those are all ya need for just about any cuts on your saw. Don t be mislead by some who say the saw will take a 3/4” blade.
I buy my blades from a local saw shop who cuts and welds.

- Bill White

Two thumbs up on all points. I have an 1/8” but never use it. 3/8 is my stock blade and I set a 1/2” to resaw. And as Biil said – No to a 3/4”

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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WhyMe

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 10:25 PM

So Grizzly is misleading people by saying the 14” bandsaw can take up to a 3/4” wide blade? It all depends on the blade. I use a 3/4” Laguna Resaw King on my 14” and it does very well.

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msinc

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 11:35 PM

I have a PM1500. I have replaced the factory blade with Timber Wolf brand blades. They are the nicest people in the world to ever deal with and very knowledgeable. They are also very fast sending you your blades…...but…...most unfortunately, the blades just do not seem to hold their edge very long at all. I am not cutting some exotic super hard wood, just typical east coast stuff. The saw blade speed has not been altered on my saw, the blades did not get hot at all and yet three of them in a row all went dull pretty quick. It wasn’t as if they were not sharp of sent to me half way dull…they are extremely sharp and you can and will get cut just playing around touching the teeth. I don’t know, maybe I got a bad batch, but I have heard this concern from others. I think I will try the Highland blades next.

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Rich

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#6 posted 08-31-2018 01:22 AM

I put a Laguna Resaw King on my old 1950s Atlas Press Co saw and it’s awesome. I work in mesquite and was dulling a Wood Slicer every hundred feet or so. So far this has outlasted at least six of them and showing no sign of getting dull (and when it does I can send it off for resharpening). Also, zero drift. I can finally set a fence and just cut.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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Woodmaster1

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#7 posted 08-31-2018 08:10 AM

I use an 1/8” blade for bandsaw boxes and curves a 3/4” carbide tip blade for resaw. 1/2” would work fine but got the resaw blade for $5 off the discount shelf. The 14” porter cable bandsaw works fine with the 3/4” because it has a 1.5 hp motor. Setup goes fine but it’s at the limit on the wheels no extra space. So as others recommend 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” resaw blades will serve you nicely.

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BroncoBrian

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#8 posted 08-31-2018 04:07 PM


I have a PM1500. I have replaced the factory blade with Timber Wolf brand blades. They are the nicest people in the world to ever deal with and very knowledgeable. They are also very fast sending you your blades…...but…...most unfortunately, the blades just do not seem to hold their edge very long at all.

- msinc

I have the same BS. Love it.

http://www.spectrumsupply.com/woodworkingblades.aspx

Check this site out. You will not see the cute packaging or the clever woodworking names here, but these are excellent, much less expensive, and I think they are a primary supplier or manufacturer of the expensive blades you can buy in the shops.

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AlanJ44

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#9 posted 09-02-2018 10:32 PM

Thanks all,

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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