bandsaw blade question

I have a Grizzly go555 band saw with the riser kit. I need to resaw some 6" walnut. Essentially I'll be splitting the pieces down the middle - approx 3/8".
I have a choice of Olsen blades - 3/4" skip tooth or 1/2" skip tooth. Is the 3/4" blade overkill for this operation? For some reason, I find it easier to control the cut using the 1/2" but some things that I've read indicate the larger the better for resawing.
Any opinions?
Thanx -
Vic Baron
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The once you control better is the best one to use. The folks at Suffolk Machinery recommend a 1/2" blade for my Jet 14" even though it has the capacity to take a 3/4" blade. Makes a good cut easily and accurately so I'll continue to use it.
That whole larger is better thing is a myth, not just for bandsaws either. ;) Ed
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LOL!
Thanx for the input. My gut was saying to go with the one I felt more comfortable with - just needed affirmation, I guess <g>.
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You're going to have to figure what works best for you, your bandsaw, its setup, and the project ... and ultimately, you won't get that out of a book, but through testing and trial and error. I use a 1/2" 3 tpi blade for resawing on my 14" bandsaw because I can tension it better .. took me a while to get the right combination, but it works very well.
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