Hiya folks, I need to look at some blades for a Grizzly G0555 14"
bandsaw w/6" riser kit I just ordered yesterday (WOOOO HOOOO!!!).
First off, many thanks to all who've written here about this bandsaw -
I probably wouldn't have purchased it without all the positive (and
negative) feedback I've read here.
Secondly, I'm green when it comes to bandsaws. I just picked up the
Duginske Bandsaw Bench Reference and have been reading it like a man
possessed! I'm up to the point where he discusses blades. I never
knew there were so many and I'm a bit confused on what I should get to
start and play around with. I understand the blade that ships with
the thing isn't very high quality, maybe that is my best starting
point but what do I get by going to a more expensive blade (timberwolf
seems to be the group fav as best I can tell)?
I plan on using the bandsaw to cut wide radius curves and resaw. I
will be using a variety of woods, both hard and soft.
thanks in advance for any help!!
I purchased the Delta 14" bandsaw with a riser block about 18 months ago.
So,I have only moderate experience with bandsaws but this is what I have
learned from experience to date about bandsaw blades. Buy top quality
bandsaw blades. I have purchased both "cheap" blades and more expensive
blades and have found there is a world of difference in my satisfaction with
the more expensive blades. I have been very pleased with the Timberwoof
blades that I finally got to using. I have had good results with a 3/4"
wide course hooked tooth blade Timberwoof blade for resawing. I also like
the 1/4" wide Timberwoof course tooth blades for cutting moderate tight
radius curves and for just general bandsaw sawing. Both blades will leave
the cut edge a little rough but do a good job on stock that is thicker than
I have tried blades that have a high number of teeth per inch. For me, most
of the time, they just cause problems in 3/4" or thicker stock. They tend to
burn the wood or cut too slowly for my preferences. Since the time and
effort needed to change from one blade to another is moderate, I find that I
would rather set my bandsaw up to be able to do a variety of general purpose
jobs than to spend my shop time changing blades. Although if I have a
paticular project to do with it, I do change blades to optimize the bandsaw
for that project. By the way, I use my bandsaw for more "little" day to day
jobs than I ever imagined I would before I purchased the saw about 18 months
ago. I hope you enjoy your saw as much as I have.
Lets make some sawdust.
Pick up a copy of this month's edition of Fine Woodworking, which
contains a review of bandsaw blades. (Timberwolf was rated mediocre.
There are better blades for the money, or equally good blades for less
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