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Best blade on the Market !!
« on: April 11, 2017, 01:14:51 PM »
For the large sawmill user, according to your experience, what is the best blade on the market? (Type and model)

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Re: Best blade on the Market !!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 01:20:34 PM »
This is a strange request since your profile indicates that you are a KASCO dealer ???  Are you asking for the profile and blade specifications or the brand name?
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 01:24:53 PM »
I know,,, Sorry no body is perfect...

I like the opinion of users, more than that of a seller ...  :-X
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 02:12:52 PM »
OK, I use Wood-Mizer Resharp so obviously I use their blades in 4, 7 Turbo, and I still have some 10's.
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Re: Best blade on the Market !!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 02:53:23 PM »
All I used so far is Kasco and junkyard blades so I guess I can't comment.
The Kasco that I have used seem to work good.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 03:01:14 PM »
I used Lexon and Kasco blades. I don't have but two years sawing, but for my mill, the Kasco blades have been better. Using 7 degree, but would love to try a couple 4 degree Kasco blades. I just don't want to order 15 blades and find that I don't like them.

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 03:26:07 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 03:43:22 PM »
Opteco 990 series ATB: Like a hot knife through butter

It was an open question :D
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 04:27:06 PM »
Michonne from The Walking Dead definitely had the most durable blade. That sucker never got dull.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 05:23:04 PM »
Kasco are good but I can't buy 15 at once so I buy some other bands
In my busy season milling I will buy 3 a week to stock up
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Re: Best blade on the Market !!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 06:24:39 PM »
Kasco are good but I can't buy 15 at once so I buy some other bands
In my busy season milling I will buy 3 a week to stock up


Is the shipping free or something?  Seems to me like if you buy 15blades and pay for shipping once, you'll save more $ in the long run than paying for shipping 5x on the same amount of blades.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 06:28:01 PM »
The Wood-Mizer 10 Double Hard is a good all-round blade!

I use them exclusively!
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 09:00:08 PM »
Opteco 990 series ATB: Like a hot knife through butter

It was an open question :D

Times 2, Opteco for the Lucas

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 09:29:27 PM »
Woodmizer 10s for the past 6 years and worked very well. May try some 4 or 7 to see how they work.

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2017, 10:55:40 PM »
Woodmizer had a winter special going I ordered. Assortment of 3-4 different blades totalling 10. Well of course I've went threw several 100 blades but the guy I got my mill from hooked me up with this ripper blade dealer. Long story short I've never even known my blade length. Didn't need to dealer always new what I had. So I guessed I was standard length.. well my tk standard and woodmizer ain't the same. I'm to embarassed to return them so I now a guy near here runnin a lt40. He is going to get an early christmas. There 158 mine are 150in I beleive. O well back to ripper I guess..
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 06:01:59 AM »
The ripper in7 is a good band
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
I have used woodmizer doublehards for years and they are good bands. I have been using kasco 7's lately that i get from form member ,cutting edge . They are similar but i like the price.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 08:40:08 AM »
Opteco 990 series ATB: Like a hot knife through butter

It was an open question :D

Times 2, Opteco for the Lucas

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They also make a bit bigger then saws for a Lucas, out to about 75" I believe.


  
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 08:43:49 AM »
I have used a couple of sample Kasco with good results but I hate sharpening so now use WM blades and resharp.
Have also used Cooks and Suffolk all worked OK.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 10:57:00 AM »
Since your website says that "All orders should be placed online" and you don't carry my blade length on your website, I purchase my blades from other FF site sponsors Menominee Saw (Simonds) or Cooks. You might want to add a custom length setting to you site, you might get more business. I have read good things about your blades, but I guess I will never know.

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