Single finish pass in the planer to size it. I could run it through the
Woodmaster with the sanding drum installed but it's set up to mold already
so to the planer it goes.... I have the original Jet 18" bandsaw before they
figured out that the column needed extensive beefing up. Been running
Timberwolf blades since I bought it thinking the low tension was the
solution. With this blade I think I might actually not turn this saw into a
Living in Canada, I thought getting the Wood slicer from Highland,
would be to much $$ for the smoother cut. When the Loonie hit about
$0.85, I took the leap, and was rewarded with a smooth cut , it
blew my mind. So much for the TW. Still I wish there was a Canadian
My woodslicer is also much smoother than the timberwolf. BUT the TW is
about 2x as fast on my bandsaw. If one is cutting veneer, or real
close to final thickness the woodslicer is the way to go. For my
workbench out of dunage, the TW was much quicker.
Now, I left the Woodslicer under tension, which I also do to the TW,
and it broke a ways from the weld. A local sharpening shop re-welded
it, but I have not yet reinstalled into my bandsaw.
I,ve used the woodslicer for re-sawing, it works really good for me. Smooth
cuts n the saw isn,t working hard.
I use 1/4" Timber Wolf for my general bandsaw cutting, fast n works
good, better than the 3/8" Sears blade i had been using. I have 14"
Powermatic bandsaw, n keep the tension off when not in use.
Only bad thing now is, my dog "snowball" passed on; he was 14-1/2
yrs....American Eskimo, minature(17#)
he used to carry my scraps around n play in the shop....good dog....will
No experience with that blade, they likely don't make em short enough
for my uit. It will take a 2" wide blade, but getting someone to make
a 72 7/16" blade is a bit trickier.
They wider blades also get thicker, and thicker is not good on the
smaller wheels of the Ryobi bs50n. When I researched buying this
bandsaw used, it was noted they tended to break the wider blades. This
being caused by metal fatigue as a result of the tight radius.
I might email laguna to see.
My current problem is the table is not close to flat, or even
perpendicular to the blade path.
Sorry, I was referring to the woodslicer. Which BTW only comes in 1/2" and
I thought the Laguna's resaw king was a 1" blade. Yes, Laguna recomends that
the RK only be used on machines with 18" or greater diameter wheels.
Steve, where do you read or see that Laguna recommends the RK/ResawKing only
on machines with 18" or greater diameter wheels? I don't doubt you as that
is recommended by many blade makers. The reason I ask is I am considering a
16" Laguna and Laguna often has sales on 14" and 16" band saws packages with
ResawKings packaged with the deal. I want to be fully loaded with questions
when I talk to them about the saw.
They may have changed their rhetoric, but that's what I recall from about 2
years ago when I was researching bandsaw purchases. Perhaps my memory does
not serve me correctly.
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