(Off topic part; I have not had a successful connection to recDotWW
from home for two days until this morning. If any of you still want
the plans for the wooden tambours please email me directly. They are
large files but I send them out one page at a time)
Back to the subject topic;
I went to my local shop to buy a new blade for resawing 6 inch half log
pine siding, 6 foot lengths on my 14 inch bandsaw (with a 3/4HP motor).
I asked for a 3/4 inch blade but the sales dude - who happens to be a
good friend, so I'm sure he would not recommend a bad product (and he
never has yet) - suggested I buy a 1/4 inch Morse bi metal blade and
tighten it to 3/4 inch tension. He offered a money back guaranteeif it
does not perform the way I like it.
Does anyone have any comments or history of using narrower bi metal
blades at higher tension settings? It seems counter intuitive but the
guy has always demonstrated good sense and he is not prone to gimmick
products. Thanks in advance and Ihope I can come back to the recDOT
successfully from home this weekend.
I bet most blade and saw manufacturers will tell you that blade life will be
affected significantly. I would thing it would be a bit tough on your
tires also. My car runs real fast when I run it at red line but is that a
good thing for the engine?
4 tpi, bimetal blade. I have a lot of hours on mine. I do run the
tension higher than the scale on my saw, and after running for an hour
or so, tighten up the blade again to make up for stretching.
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