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I like the Timber Wolf brand for my small saw. Although you can get a 1/8th blade for fine work, they are fragile, particularly if over tensioned. I prefer the 3/16th for a small blade. My blades are 72 inches long so they last a little longer than the shorter ones. I keep a half inch, 4TPI blade mounted for general use. The Timber Wolf blade makes a very nice cut. Lenox also gets good reviews.
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I like the Timber Wolf brand for my small saw. Although you can get a 1/8th blade for fine work, they are fragile, particularly if over tensioned. I prefer the 3/16th for a small blade. My blades are 72 inches long so they last a little longer than the shorter ones. I keep a half inch, 4TPI blade mounted for general use. The Timber Wolf blade makes a very nice cut. Lenox also gets good reviews.
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Quick update. I saw some blogs about making band saw tires from bicycle inner tubes or black friction tape. I figured I'd try the friction tape trick. I wanted to make sure this tool would even work before I put any more $ into it. The top tire was missing when I got the saw. The bottom tire was intact. I friction taped the top tire. On the first cut the bottom tire broke so I wound up doing the friction tape thing to it. One upside to removing the wheels was that I got to look around inside, see how it was put together, and do a real good cleaning job. I ran it a little bit with the friction tape tires and junky Bosch blade and it did ok with the cuts. I get why you folks consider this to be a 'toy'. I'll use it for small stuff.
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It still has it`s uses Jim. My SIL bought a 9 or 10 inch Ryobi not long ago and I needed to use it when I was there remodeling. I was surprised at how quickly it cut what I needed. It should work perfectly well for cutting out patterns or tapering legs and small jobs like that. You won`t be resawing 2 x 6s with it. As long as you got a good deal on it it should be a useful addition to the shop.
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I don't know if you have an ACE Hardware store there, but I found OLSON TKO Benchtop saw blades at mine. Several choices in 1/4" and 3/8". The package saws OLSON makes them in 4 to 14 TPI and with Skip, Hook and Regular teeth.

Might be worth Googling OLSON.

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Just looked, AMAZON has quite a few 59-1/2" blades
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I got my blades from Amazon. Not a bad selection, and I like the free shipping.
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Just looked, AMAZON has quite a few 59-1/2" blades
Thank You. Amazon has become our 'go to' place for buying stuff. I prefer to shop locally at the small 'mom and pops' but the on-line prices and selection are unbeatable. I don't like the Big Boxes either.
But, I went to my local hardware store to buy the black friction tape for the band saw tires and they didn't have it....will order it, but it won't be available for a week......Lowes had it.
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I got to take the 'Toy' for a test drive for a small project. Nothing super complicated but a lot more convenient than pulling out the jigsaw.
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I got to take the 'Toy' for a test drive for a small project. Nothing super complicated but a lot more convenient than pulling out the jigsaw.
I have a WEN12" ,save the 14" for resaw, and it is handy to just flip on and wack off a piece.
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