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Now that I've installed the riser kit and plan to put the saw into more use, what are recommended brands for 105" blades? Any I should avoid? Any recommendation on must have sizes?
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1/4 6 tpi
http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p0276&cat=1,41036,41037
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For resawing: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer12resawbandsawblades705to137.aspx
For everything else: http://www.woodcraftbands.com/Pricing%20page.htm
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On 1/9/2016 6:34 PM, Meanie wrote:

I think you are going to find that recommended brands may or may not work. Try one and if you like it buy it again. Some saws like some brands better than others.
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On 1/9/2016 7:34 PM, Meanie wrote:

What about sawing logs? I have much Black Walnut I plan to use and would like to cut them. The smaller ones are 6" to 8" in dia and about 13" in length but I have a few much larger ones as well.
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Meanie wrote:

Speaking as someone who hasn't done any resawing, I would use a 3/4" blade with maybe 4 teeth per inch. You could even go heavier if you bandsaw can handle more (I doubt it), and for the same reason, I am cautious as to how much "hook" you would like in the blade. "None" seems less likely intuitively (to me) to cause problems, even if some might make the task easier. Probably you can find published guidelines; maybe in Bird's, "The Bandsaw Book" which I read a while back.
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On 1/11/2016 10:21 AM, Bill wrote:

Do you really think you need a 3/4" blade on a 14" saw? Amazing what a good 1/2" blade can do. Just because you can do something does not mean you should do it.
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:49:03 AM UTC+9, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

I agree. Those smaller logs, are they green (wet)? If they are, I'd end cap them with glue and toss them in the attic for a couple of years or if they would fit in your microwave, you could dry them much faster. If they are dry, I'd square them up (2 sides), then slice to my desired thickness.
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On 1/11/2016 12:16 PM, aquaboy wrote:

when I first received them and now ready to do some work with them.
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On 1/11/2016 12:16 PM, aquaboy wrote:

if you microwaved them you would dry them too fast and harden them. So no. attic also too fast without control.
I resaw green wood then sticker it and let it air dry.
If you wait until it is dry it is much harder.
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And not all attics are the same. If you wait until its dry you can cut what you need to use right away... But hey, just my experience.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

wish I had used a wider blade. Are you saying it's bad for the saw, or something else?
Bill
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On 01/11/2016 12:28 PM, Bill wrote:

Most 14" saws won't be strong-enough-backed to be able to adequately tension a 3/4" blade. I don't recall which saw it was you said you have, but if it's one of the Delta knockoffs rather than an older, solid Delta, I'd be extremely reluctant to stretch the point.
It'll not resaw any better and will be considerably worse if you can't properly tension the blade.
I'd also wonder what you've got for power--if you start trying to resaw seasoned walnut at full throat capacity, you're talking quite a lot of material and you may find just a typical import "1/2"-hp ain't agonna' cut it.
The key point I'd ask is what does the manufacturer's operator's guide say for blade size limit? The old Delta's (890 and the like) would take a 3/4"; I'm not sure whether they more recent versions are still as stout or not...
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On 1/11/2016 1:28 PM, Bill wrote:

one of the suggested links provided here and he indicated the same thing about the blade thickness and the size of the wheel. 14" wheel is pushing it whereas a 16" would be much better. Plus, as was noted, the overall power can make a difference. Trying to bend thicker metal on a smaller radius puts great stress on it.
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On 1/11/2016 1:28 PM, Bill wrote:

A 14" saw just doesn't have the power, unless its a laguna 2hp or better.
The small saws just can't feed that blade rumor has it.
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I have the benefit of being ignorant enough that I may not recognize a poor job.
I have a 3/4 woodslicer on a Laguna 1412 (1.75 HP in the marketing descripion). The saw had no problem resawing some 6-8" osage orange (half log) that has been drying for a few years.
I agree that I have heard claims similar to your for the lesser 14" saws.
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On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:25:10 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@furrfu.invalid (Drew Lawson) wrote:

If you can, run 220 to your saw if the motor will handle it, same circuit to the table saw if you are the only one in the shop.
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wrote:

http://www.allbandsawblades.com/how_to.htm
http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/accuright-green-wood-blades
Here are a couple links to help you out.
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On 1/11/2016 10:03 AM, Meanie wrote:

I recommend two. One I have used, and one I am going to use. Timberwolf 3 or 4 TPI 1/2 (I have used and is great) Highland Woodslicer 3 or 4 tpi (want to use)
Not impressed with the Olson blades.
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