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Forum topic by Karda posted 10-10-2019 04:56 AM 342 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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10-10-2019 04:56 AM

Hi, i am looking for a cheap 72” x 3/8ths 3tpi x .025 blade for my bands saw. Its hard to find a3 tooth 3/8ths blade that is not very expensive with very expensive shipping. I use it for cutting bowl blanks so i don’t need and expensive blade, any ideas thanks Mike


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Jack Lewis

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 02:26 PM

Your specifications might be a little unreal. Unless you actually need a blade that will cut a circle of such a small diameter, (refer to below.) That specs a 3/8” blade will cut a 1 1/2” radius circle. That is a very small bowl blank. In addition it would be a, IMHO, fragile blade for blanks.

Width of Blade Determines Radius of Circle

If the blade width is 1/8-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 3/16-inch.
If the blade width is 3/16-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 5/16-inch.
If the blade width is ¼-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 5/8-inch.

If the blade width is 3/8-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 1 ½-inch.
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If the blade width is ½-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 2 ½-inch.
If the blade width is ¾-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 5 ½-inch.
If the blade width is 1-inch, then the minimum radius you will be able to cut is 7-inch.

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 02:42 PM

I really like the Woodturner's Blades from Highland Woodworking. It’s a thick stock 3/8, 3 tpi blade with alt. set teeth. It works really well in green wood for cutting out bowl blanks and has held it’s sharpness for quite a while for me.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 05:28 PM

The best price I have found is at my local saw sharpening shop. They buy bandsaw blade material in bulk and cut and weld them to the exact length you need. Often they do it while I wait.

One admonition in cutting blanks on a band saw. If you use raw “fire” wood as I often do make sure it is well supported and that is can’t wobble, tip, or be spun (round log shapes) by the blade or you can damage the blade or worse yourself. Build a sled or holder if necessary.

-- Les B, Oregon

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RobHannon

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#4 posted 10-10-2019 05:55 PM

I have had good luck with Timberwolf blades and the blades from Sawblade.com For small turning blanks I typically use a 1/2” blade. If I am cutting something too small a diameter for that blade it is light enough that I can typically true it up from whatever shape it is to start with on the lathe.

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#5 posted 10-10-2019 06:04 PM



The best price I have found is at my local saw sharpening shop. They buy bandsaw blade material in bulk and cut and weld them to the exact length you need. Often they do it while I wait.

One admonition in cutting blanks on a band saw. If you use raw “fire” wood as I often do make sure it is well supported and that is can t wobble, tip, or be spun (round log shapes) by the blade or you can damage the blade or worse yourself. Build a sled or holder if necessary.

- LesB

I agree with LesB find a local saw service. There’s one I visit that will make up a blade while I’m standing there. The other I visit takes longer. They both make welds and both know I’m picky.


-- Aj

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Karda

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#6 posted 10-10-2019 06:38 PM

radius is not an issue I use a 3/8th blade because that is the size that is easiest for me to adjust on the saw. i can’t get a .5 inch blade adjusted with the gullet in the center of the wheel, it hits something. I have found that cutting off the corners is easier on the blade. i can’t use the wood turners blade, it to thick for my 10” saw. At least i was told that .032 is to thick and could damage the saw. Thanks Mike

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#7 posted 10-11-2019 12:40 AM

I like “Super Cuts” blades.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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Karda

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#8 posted 10-11-2019 01:46 AM

tried supercuts, no 72” blades, many companies i have looked at don’t have that small of a blade

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 10-11-2019 11:55 AM



tried supercuts, no 72” blades, many companies i have looked at don t have that small of a blade

- Karda


Supercuts will make blades to any length I think.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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Karda

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#10 posted 10-11-2019 03:45 PM

ok I’ll check again, there wasn’t much on the page i found

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#11 posted 10-11-2019 05:07 PM

Highland Woodworking has many 72” blades listed as stock items.

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 10-11-2019 06:00 PM



Highland Woodworking has many 72” blades listed as stock items.

- ibewjon

...and free shipping on orders over $ 75 through 10/14…”freeship75” cupon code

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Karda

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#13 posted 10-11-2019 06:18 PM

sorry the only i couldn’t find any. i checked under band saw ands accessories and general purpose and there were may 9 and none 3/8×72

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#14 posted 10-11-2019 08:27 PM

Searched on Woodturners and here is what I found: Note it is 3/8” x 72” x .25” thick 4 tpi .

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 10-11-2019 08:31 PM

ok thanks

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