A lot of people don't bother with anything more than 1/2". You can put
a 1/2" Timberwolf and tension it about where you would a 1/4" or 3/8".
I have a 5/8" normal tension blade too. Both resaw about the same. No
bandsaw cut is going to be perfect anyway, but the blades do stay
straight for me, and I have a cheap 14" HF saw. I doubt I will ever buy
a 3/4" blade unless I put a riser block on.
Yes, I agree. I've done resawing with all my blades but the one I use
most is just a regular 3/8" 3tpi ... mostly because I'm too lazy to
I use either Timberwolf or cheapie Olson blades. Any blade that's
sharp and has few tpi is an adequate blade for resawing. In my limited
experience it's more important to use a tall fence, have good blade
alignment on the tires and good settings on the guide bearings (or
blocks), and to use a gentle consistent push when feeding the stock.
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