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
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.
There are 10 kinds of people - those who understand binary and those who
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.
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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