I recently got a grizzly G0555 with the riser block and am trying to
figure out what blade to get for resawing. It appears from looking
over the past postings here that people generally recommend either the
Timberwolf or the Woodslicer.
Now the recent Fine Woodworking article gave the Timberwolf fairly
poor ratings. It gave the Woodslicer very good ratings. And another
blade that nobody talks about, a blade made by Delta, also got good
This leave me fairly puzzled. Another concern is that I noticed a
claim made in this group that the Woodslicer needs high tension, which
is hard on a wimpy saw like the G0555. (Is it worth upgrading the
spring with the Iturra?) Maybe the "low tension" feature is worth
something if it takes the strain off the saw. And furthermore, I read
somewhere that the lifespan of the Woodslicer blade is very very
short. Like it cuts great when new but after 30 minutes it doesn't
cut so well any more. The FWW review didn't consider blade wear.
That of course raises the question of whether the Supercut Carbide
impregnated blade is a good choice (though Lee Valley doesn't sell
105" blades for some reason). Or even straight carbide. I found an
article praising the Lenox Pro-Master III carbide, wherein it was
claimed that the this blade could do stuff that other blades couldn't.
People do talk about these blades liking high tension, which again
seems like a potential issue for a wimpy saw.
Does anybody have any insights into this?