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Forum topic by Warren posted 05-24-2022 03:21 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Warren

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05-24-2022 03:21 PM

Hi All,

Im looking for a good provider of bandsaw blades for my Felder FB710. In in the EU so an American company isnt going to be cost effective and as Im not in the Uk and Brexit and all that, its difficult to get blades from there too! Anyone got a good provider in mainland Europe?

My blades are 5120mm long, I want something between 30-40mm thick and between 1 and 2 tpi

Thanks

Warren

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 05-24-2022 07:17 PM

Bi-metal blades are popular in metal cutting. Have you contacted a local tooling supplier, or local saw sharpening service?

IME – WESPA, Wikus, and Carl Rontgen in Germany, plus Håkansson Sågblad, and Udddeholm in Sweden, ALL produce band stock that is imported and sold in custom welded lengths in USA. Swedish made silicon steel band stock with flex back is very popular; which is what TimberWolf in USA claims to use.

Local sources for band saw blades can be cheaper than online.
My current local Arizona supplier uses both Rontgen and Wikus imported steel bands.

Profile shows Madrid?
Assuming you inquired at local Hilti or Leroy Merlin branches? :-(0)
Maybe try Sierras Montañés, Eurosaw, or
Fabricantes de Sierras Reunidos Hojas de sierra de cinta
; as quick web search shows they carry bi-metal band saw blades in central/northern Spain. :)

PS – A local industrial wood working machinery supplier, like CALVOMAQ, S.L.; should be able to recommend blade sources as well.

Best Luck!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Warren

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#2 posted 05-25-2022 09:58 AM

THanks so much for such a complete response. I have contacted a bunch of local tool suppliers and we have been using one of them for the last year but they are beyond unrealiable and often leave us waiting for blades for months (literally) most others wont make them to the length we require and only stock specific lengths.

I am going to contact all of the companies you mentioned and we will see how we get on. I will let you know

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture

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CaptainKlutz

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#3 posted 05-25-2022 09:45 PM

While I might know where my band saw blade stock is made :)
The above suggestions were found in 5 minutes by asking Google maps for help.

Spent another 15min, asking for “Sierra de banda” and “Cintas de Sierra” just now I find a couple more possible industrial sources:
https://www.comercialcecilio.es/
https://www.wurth.es/
https://www.euroh2f.com
Comercial Durán Mimbrera
https://sumain.es/hojas-de-sierras-de-cinta/

Also found several foreign companies with local divisions, like:
Nanxing Ibérica, S.L. > which is a Chinese band saw mfg – Nanxing.

There is a Woodmizer sawmill division in Albacete. They sell blades for sawmills, and will have a list of bandsaw blade suppliers in country. Several local Woodmizer franchise locations in US custom make blades. Since you desire a coarse 1-2TPI, with 30-40mm width; sawmill band stock would be perfect.

Bottom line: Don’t know how/where you are looking for band saw blade suppliers, but there appear to several sources available near Madrid, and many north near Bilbao. There are also many band saw machinery suppliers that either sell blades, or will have suggestions on where their customers should buy blades.

Hopefully the above information enables you to find a supplier, maybe even one not easily found online by a Klutz over 9000KM away. :-(0)

Buena suerte en tu cacería!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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MrRon

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#4 posted 05-26-2022 12:02 AM

Most important is to use a blade supplier who will make the proper weld in joining the ends together. I have had blades where the ends don’t line up properly. It will make a bump every time it passes over the guides. A good weld on a blade is one where you cannot see where the weld was made.

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Warren

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#5 posted 05-26-2022 01:13 PM

Ive today ordered two identical blades from different suppliers from your original list. Ill let you know how they work out once I have recieved them

Thanks again

-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture

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