I just got my new toy -- a Laguna 1412 bandsaw. :) Somewhat surprised and
disappointed that it didn't include a "general purpose" blade. :(
This is my 1st (and last) bandsaw.
What kind of blades are recommended for:
1. general purpose cutting 3/8 or 1/2" number of TPI?
2. resawing probably 3/4" 2 or 3 TPI?
Blade length? Manual sezs blade length of 114.75" - 116". I suppose I'd
choose a middleing length.
Any brands -- either recommended or to stay away from?
Yeah -- I'll google it. But 1st person recommendations are helpful.
I have a HD 16 Laguna I found that once I bought a Laguna, blade brand
was no longer important, they all work fine so far.
I keep a 1/2" blade on the saw most of the time for general cutting.
I use a Laguna ResawKing for resawing when I need high yield and a
pretty smooth cut.
For rough cutting and getting a couple of 1/4" thick pieces from 3/4"
I use a 1.5 TPI blade.
The fewer teeth the faster and less strain the cut, to a point, I have
about 3 more hp than you but you should do fine.
Seriously, call Laguna and see what they recommend, they sell blades.
Or call Timberwolf, they too will be very helpful.
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:01:10 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Good timing for this subject and good info from all of you. I have always
had problems resawing, with my 14" Delta, seemingly limited to 4" wide stoc
k to get reasonable results. And there has always been some missing, somet
hing not proficient or efficient, as I would have liked, resawing on the ta
I recently purchased an old 20" Davis & Wells, so I'm expecting much better
results, despite its age. Just got it into the shop, after making space
for it, and I'm anxious to clean it up, set it up, "get to know it", etc.
For a long time, I've had lots of salvaged big lumber/timber, that needs re
sawing, in order to do some smaller work, rather than big heavy lumbered pr
Time for me to study-up on resaw blades. Thanks for the links, notes, tips
, etc. Again, good timing for this subject.
Went with the Timberwolf 1" for resawing and consumed two of them to
resaw about 30' of 10" white oak. Not terribly impressed. Bought several
1" "Wood Slicers" from Highland and I'm still running the first blade
after several years. No recommendations either way but given their
relatively low cost it's not unreasonable to just rotate through brands
until you find one that satisfies your needs.
For curved work and narrow resawing, I'm still using my first 1/2"
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