I am getting a new bandsaw with a 2 horse motor. I know very little about
the ins and outs of bandsaw blades and the type of cutting they do best. The
saw will handle from 1/8 inch to 1 inch in width. What type of blades should
I have? I will be doing some resawing and I will also want to cut some thin
veniers from certain woods. I of course will be using it for basic cuts as
Any insight that keeps me from ruining good blades, wood or throwing away
money would be helpful
Check out Suffolk Machinery's web site at:
They make the highly recommended "Timberwolf" blades. They have some very good
information on bandsaws and blades on their web site. Pay special attention to
"Important - Did You Know", "The Six Rules Of Sawing" and "Troubleshooting" on
the left side of the screen.
Buffalo, NY - USA
Check out Suffolk machine and ask them for what will suit your needs. In
general, three blades will do most of what you need. A resaw blade, a 1/4"
blade for most cutting and gentle curves, a 1/8" blade for more intricate
work with a tighter radius.
The folks at Suffolk have good prices, will know what works best for your
saw and can recommend blades best suited for your work. Get a set of Cool
Blocks, take time to set up the saw properly, and get a Quick Crank for
setting/relieving blade tension.
Enjoy your new tool!
Get a copy of Mark Duginske's "Bandsaw Handbook." It has a ton of
information about setting up and using a bandsaw, including advice on
how to choose the proper blades for the different sawing tasks.
On Tue, 7 Oct 2003 20:16:50 -0400, "Eric Olsen"
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