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Offline bentstick54

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What bandsaw blade?
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:36:57 pm »
I have an older Rockwell 14” bandsaw from the 1970’s. It takes a 93 1/2” blade. I’m looking for recommendations on the best blade size (1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2) and TPI count, and tooth set for roughing out Osage staves. And best places to find respectable quality and reasonable priced blades.

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:27:27 am »
I use 1/2" 3TPI
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 04:59:13 pm »
Thx DC, I’ll probably try a 3TPI or 4TPI

Offline High-Desert

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 08:36:35 am »
I use a 1/2” blade with a 2” 3-4 TPI, and a hook tooth. A hook tooth isn’t necessary, but it’s nice because it’s more aggressive.
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 08:16:45 pm »
Thx

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 06:06:42 pm »
I agree

Offline ksnow

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 10:23:25 am »
Timber wolf blades, 1/2 inch, 3tpi. Follow their instructions, they cut like a dream.

Offline BowEd

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 05:21:46 am »
I use  3/4" wide blades 3 tpi from Grizzly.I rough out a lot of staves with it.93 and 1/2" blades too.They last around 5 or 6 staves worth,osage that is of work.
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Offline bentstick54

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 12:03:29 pm »
I ended up buying a Timberwolf 1/2” blade, 3TPI. Have not used it on any Osage yet, but did run a piece of Black Locust through it yesterday, and it looks an through it like a hot knife through butter. Very impressed. Thanks for the everyone’s input.

Offline bentstick54

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Re: What bandsaw blade?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 12:05:11 pm »
Went through it, not a”looks”🤷🏻‍♂️