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what degree bandsaw blade
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:51:37 PM »
Member Carson-saws suggested creating a tally list/poll
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http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,95778.0.html#top

FYI - this is my first time creating a poll  :)

edit #1 - as new angles are mentioned i will add it to the list. last one was 13 degree

edit #2 - I could ad an option for every angle from 3 to 15 degree but i am choosing to keep to the standard factory blade angles.
if you do not have a standard angle i recommend voting for the one that is nearest your custom angle.
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 11:05:45 PM »
Well, you did good.  The poll works.  I got the honor of being the first to vote.  Only time I remember coming in first. ;D
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 11:29:30 PM »
That's me day late and a dollar short #2
I have been watching that thread I have been have blade issues
I am running Lt 35 25 Hp  I have been running Kasco 7s and liking them but will still get chatter marks on wide cuts
started using 4s with very good cuts  I started reshaping my old 10s and 7s to 4s

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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 11:35:34 PM »
I use WM 13 degree pretty much exclusively for both hard and softwood. I dont cut much hardwood but when I do, its usually birch or cottonwood and they cut it nice and fast.
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 06:29:54 AM »
I marked 10°, it's my "go-to" blade, and 7°, which is actually an 8°, (a modified 10°)  after sharpening on my Cat Claw sharpener for Spruce and Hardwood.
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 06:37:01 AM »
Nice job with the Poll,

I run a circle swinger so this is all Greek to me :D

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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 09:02:50 AM »
James Osmond of CooksSaw had an interesting article on hook angle in the latest issue (Issue 1 of 2017) of their magazine. It was pretty much along the conventional wisdom (10° hardwood, lower for soft) but he added that lower hook angles perform better on mills that are not properly aligned. I switched to lower angles for hardwood a year ago w/o noticing any change but am switching back to 10° for all woods (for now) to see if it reveals the need for alignment.
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 09:23:09 AM »
   Don't know if I skewed the poll because I use 4 degree for pine and spruce because of the knots as well as all my hardwoods but I use 10 degree for poplar. I will likely eventually just use 4s for everything.
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 10:33:51 AM »
5° hook angle?  Not unless you customize on your own sharpener...  I don't think they sell a blade like this.  Never heard of one anyways... :)
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 02:49:21 PM »
All of my blades started off as 10 degree.  I have some damaged ones that I resharpened a few degrees less but as long as they are sharp I can't tell any difference in softwoods and don't cut much hardwood so I don't know if it makes much difference in them either.

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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 10:45:37 AM »
Funny thing that I noticed is this:  a blade that is being pulled for not good enough for softwood will work absolutely perfectly for a long time in a hardwood.  It's completely backwards in my mind!  ??? :laugh:
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2017, 10:57:05 AM »
Yup, I was wondering about that "hole in the chart".

5° hook angle?  Not unless you customize on your own sharpener...  I don't think they sell a blade like this.  Never heard of one anyways... :)
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 12:00:04 PM »
Keeper of the poll(DDW) is doing a great job!! smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2017, 02:54:55 PM »
thanks.

i added an edit #2 to my first post.

should i either add voting for sharpeners used or create a new pole
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Re: what degree bandsaw blade
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 04:55:11 PM »
I use an older WM which is quite different from the one they currently sell. Also when it comes to tooth setters, I use a duel tooth setter that I made myself.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 05:24:17 PM »
DDW_OR...Thank you very much! Great job setting it up!  I would have made a real mess of it. Thank you
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