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Default Online source for 1/8" wide band saw blade

I've been getting my blades from sawblade.com but they do not offer a 1/8" wide blade.

I have a riser on my Jet 14" BS so optimum length is 105" (8' 9").

Any recommends?

I'm working with mostly 3/4" pine shelving and the curves I want to cut are too tight for a 1/4" blade.

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Ebay and Amazon. I just ordered an Olson 70-1/2" x 1/2 4T Flex Back from an ebay source out of (I think) Ohio. Amazon had the same one but shipping was more. Amazon has Magnate (low cost, don't know the quality) 105" blades in 1/8" widths in about a half dozen tooth counts.

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Yea sawblade.com don't have it. But you may try checking with different sites.
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Highland Woodworking, Rockler, Grizzly( both their own brand and Timberwolf)etc, etc.

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I decided on Grizzly.
When compared to Rockler, it was like buy one get one free.

Grizzly is in Bellingham, about 60 miles as the crow flies from Everett. Last time I ordered from Grizzly, it was a chuck for my lathe. Showed up almost instantly.

Thanks for reminding me about Grizzly.

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If you haven't ordered them yet, CALL these guysWoodcraft Bands Inc, , and order some. The reason that I emphasize "call", is because these guys are old school, and don't use the computer much for anything. You will talk to either John or James. Both are great guys and know their stuff. But be prepared to talk. They enjoy conversation. You can get a 105" blade for your saw for $11.25, and it's a Lenox.

It's the only place I buy blades.

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Edited to note: Woodcraft Bands, Inc is NOT associated with Woodcraft (the store).
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Suggestion, if you are going to use a 1/8" blade on a Jet then change the tires - I have tried, as have many others to use this combination, and the only success has been to go with Urethane tires be using a 1/8" blade. Grizzly, Lenox and others sell good blades - search the internet and you will find what you seek.
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Instead of a smaller blade have you looked at a Carter stabilizer?
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Instead of a smaller blade have you looked at a Carter stabilizer?
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I had the stabilizer for the Craftsman 12" BS that I sold so I could get the Jet.
It was an E-bay buy from a firm that was getting out of that line of business. Worked great.

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Before I installed the riser in my Jet, I had and ran the 1/8" blade with no difficulties.

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Ralph, if you are going to use a 1/8" blade you should consider using "Cool Blocks" with the blade totally enclosed by the blocks. Blades this thin are easily broken because they flex so much. The cool blocks will help with this. Shopsmith says this is the recommended way with their 1/8" blades.

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