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Hazem

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12-06-2019 07:58 PM

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Hello All,

So I splurged on Black Friday and purchased a 24” bandsaw from Grizzly. It arrives in a few hours :-)

What size blade should I get? 1” or 1.25” or 1.5”?

The bandsaw is my primary cutting tool and is used for a variety of operations. I do not have a table saw. I am keeping my smaller bandsaw with a .25” blade for tighter cuts.

My priority is to get straight cuts. Zero blade drift is my goal. Speed and smoothness of cut are secondary. I know that blade setup is crucial but assume that’s done properly. All else being equal will a wider blade give me a straighter cut? I know that convention says it will but others say it doesn’t necessarily. If someone has experience using various size blades on the same saw then that would be great.

Any other advice? Suggestions on tpi? I plan on 3 – 4 tpi.

I will initially use the stock blade and when that wears out I’ll upgrade to a Lenox Trimaster.

Thank you and God bless.


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Jared_S

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#1 posted 12-09-2019 12:32 PM

Get the 1” 1.3t lennox woodmaster ct.

I run that blade on my 21” shop fox (grizzly) and it is fantastic. Relatively inexpensive for a carbide blade as well.

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#2 posted 12-10-2019 05:18 AM



Get the 1” 1.3t lennox woodmaster ct.

I run that blade on my 21” shop fox (grizzly) and it is fantastic. Relatively inexpensive for a carbide blade as well.

- Jared_S

I use the Lennox Woodmaster B also 1” and 1.3 TPI on my Rikon 18”

Sweet blade that. I had thought about the CT, but I get a pretty good go off the B blades, and at wayyyyyy less $$$$ than a CT.

Who welds yours up Jared?

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#3 posted 12-11-2019 01:30 AM


Get the 1” 1.3t lennox woodmaster ct.

I run that blade on my 21” shop fox (grizzly) and it is fantastic. Relatively inexpensive for a carbide blade as well.

- Jared_S

I use the Lennox Woodmaster B also 1” and 1.3 TPI on my Rikon 18”

Sweet blade that. I had thought about the CT, but I get a pretty good go off the B blades, and at wayyyyyy less $$$$ than a CT.

Who welds yours up Jared?

- therealSteveN

Spectrum supply.

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Hazem

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#4 posted 12-11-2019 01:59 AM

Thanks for the advice fellas. One thing is clear, a 1” blade seems sufficient.

What kind of cut do you get with only 1.3tpi? I was leaning towards 2/3tpi or 3/4tpi.

Thanks.

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Jared_S

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#5 posted 12-11-2019 10:54 AM



Thanks for the advice fellas. One thing is clear, a 1” blade seems sufficient.

What kind of cut do you get with only 1.3tpi? I was leaning towards 2/3tpi or 3/4tpi.

Thanks.

- Hazem

The carbide 1.3 leaves a relatively smooth cut, smoother than a 3tpi bimetal blade.

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