Band Saw blades--bimetal and carbide

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Forum topic by runswithscissors posted 01-11-2013 09:00 AM 1177 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-11-2013 09:00 AM

Grizzly’s new catalog shows both bimetal and carbide bandsaw blades in the length I need—124”. Does anyone have experience with these blades, and are they worth the extra $? (%58.95 in a 3/4” 2-3 tpi; $189.95 for carbide, 1” 2-3 tpi). These are Timberwolf, by the way. My intended use would be resawing.

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 10:32 AM

I’ve been using Bimetal blades for the last 3 years, and yes I think they’re worth the extra $$.

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 03:48 PM

I’ve been using carbon blades . I prefer using carbon blades for resaw since the specialist of my supplier advised me to use carbon blades. It was a not a bad advice though. It really worked well and got accurate cuts and not to mention, it didn’t cost me a lot.

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 04:56 PM

The bimetal blades seem to last a lot longer, making them worth the extra cost. Carbide, OTOH, is so expensive and fragile I question it’s value on a BS unless you really do a lot of resawing.

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