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Yeah, I know, we have had this discussion before, just bare with me. To date I have only used Timber Wolve Blades. I have owned my BS for just over two years. I have had good luck with the TW blades but due to my lack of knowledge I have broken several of them.

The 1/8th inch blades have broken when just setting without the tension being released. I don't know if this is the reason for them breaking or that they were to tight as well as not being released of tension or not.

I broke one 3/4" blade by trying to cut to tight of a radius.

Right now I'm ready to buy some new blades and am thinking about trying a different brand. This is not to say anything negative about the TW product, just curious about another brand. I have heard about the "Wood Slicer" blades.

I know that I'll get a lot of suggestions, that's what I'm asking for of course, but am wondering if anybody has compared the TW blades with any other blades and if any difference was observed that would be of interest to me.

I'm open to other blades if anybody thinks that they might out perform the TW's that I have been using.

I will be looking for a couple of 1/8th inch blades and a 1/2" blade.

I installed the half inch blade that came with the saw today, it's a terrible blade, will not cut straight no matter how I set it up. In the past I have not had any problem with setting the saw up to do very accurate re-sawing as I have talked about on the forum from time to time.

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Jerry, I would recommend Lennox. I am using a woodmaster CT for resawing... last many times longer for me than the TW. I've never broken a TW, they just get dull quicker than I like for the price. I have heard the same isuue with woodslicer, they work well new, but dull quickly. I have had good service from Lennox blades. Not sure they make a 1/8" blade, but other than that they have just about anything you might want!

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Jerry, I would recommend Lennox. I am using a woodmaster CT for resawing... last many times longer for me than the TW. I've never broken a TW, they just get dull quicker than I like for the price. I have heard the same isuue with woodslicer, they work well new, but dull quickly. I have had good service from Lennox blades. Not sure they make a 1/8" blade, but other than that they have just about anything you might want!

Thanks Duane,
That's the kind of help I'm looking for.

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Jerry, I would recommend Lennox. I am using a woodmaster CT for resawing... last many times longer for me than the TW. I've never broken a TW, they just get dull quicker than I like for the price. I have heard the same isuue with woodslicer, they work well new, but dull quickly. I have had good service from Lennox blades. Not sure they make a 1/8" blade, but other than that they have just about anything you might want!
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I went on line to look at the blades and ran into words in their description that I am not familiar with. Which blade would you suggest for an all purpose half inch blade, or should I be looking for one for specific use?


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Call Woodcraftbands.com ? (not affiliated with Woodcraft) and tell one of the guys what you want to do and they will recommend the blades you need.
They have their own version of the woodslicer and it resaws better and is much less expensive.

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For general purpose, I'd go withe Diemaster 2...

LENOX Diemaster 2 Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades

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LENOX Diemaster 2 Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades

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Jerry I have also had small blades break, they do break if they are too tight and they also break if the get too hot, little blade also just break, it does happen. N
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A 3/4" blade should be used for straight cuts only and for resawing IMHO.

If a straight cut is needed and not a resaw situation, do not use your resawing blade.
Even a 1/8" blade will do a reasonable straight cut followed by jointing the resulting edge.

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A 3/4" blade should be used for straight cuts only and for resawing IMHO.

If a straight cut is needed and not a resaw situation, do not use your resawing blade.
Even a 1/8" blade will do a reasonable straight cut followed by jointing the resulting edge.
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I am looking at a Lenox 1/2" tri master 3tpi all carbon blade for straight cutting and re-sawing. The tech at Lenox did a great sales job on me, I have not found a distributer yet that can get me one, but the tech is trying to help me, I know that the cost is going to pretty high for that blade. I'm also looking at a 1/2" by metal 4tpi blade for regular use.

I have on hand two one inch TW blades for re-sawing and a couple of half inch TW blades, but want to try something different. '

Like you, until now I did not think of a half inch blade being used for re-sawing even though I have used them but they were blades with lots of teeth and the results were, shall we say, less that desirable. I also have had, as I have said on the forum, very good success with a 1/8th blade for re-sawing soft cedar. All of the cedar lining for the cedard chest was done with that little blade, but the feed was extremely slow, the blade over heated and eventually broke, so that was another learning experience, I seem to have a lot of such experiences lately, The way to avoid them would be to lock the door and on the shop and just go fishing, that would help, don't you think.

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I broke my TW blade once. Tension wasn't the problem, it broke on the weld.
I have 1/2 3 TPI carbon blade for general cutting , got it online though.
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