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Hi guys, i'm looking to purchase this manual CBN sharpener and setter tomorrow and am hoping to get some quick feedback as to if its a good machine.  I only go through about 2 blades a week.  I know its manual, but its a big jump up in cost to get the auto and then buy a setter for 4-600 more.  If you own it or have used it, please give me some input good or bad.  If the overall opinion is that the setter isn't good enough I will buy the automatic version and then a cooks single tooth setter.  I believe this unit does set 2 teeth at the same time which I like if it works well.

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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 11:46:18 AM »
With all the great feedback I decided to purchase and order this morning LOL.. i only need to sharpen a couple blades every few weeks so the manual option will work fine for me.  The cbn seemed like it was more important than anything.  I could of gotten cat claw with single setter for about 250 more, but would not have cbn ability. I will definitely report how it works for others once I sharpen and use a few blades.  

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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 01:04:24 PM »
I have one and haven't had a lot of time on it. It takes some figuring out but it sharpens and sets as it should. But if I was sawing full time I would go with the 250.  
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 03:35:28 PM »
I agree, if I was full time yes, the 250 would be a no brainer.. but I work 5 1/2 days a week and try to saw a few days a month for myself and others. until I retire I won't get any more time which is about 15 years if I'm lucky from now..  so this machine will be more than ok for me.  I would guess the time you save being able to set 2 teeth at a time would be pretty considerable.. that was the final deciding factor at least for me. 


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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 06:57:23 PM »
I'm currently looking at making a desetter.  It will help getting consistent sets. 
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 09:37:42 AM »
I called Woodmizer today and will be taking back the the BMST50 and upgrading to the 250 auto sharpener.

its alot more work than I hoped it would be and the setter just seems to be a little more work than I hoped.  I will just buy a cooks single tooth setter for now.


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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 09:45:29 AM »
I started with the BMST50 and was not impressed at all. I sold it an got the BMS250 and a single tooth setter. I've now upgraded to the Sullfolk's duel tooth setter and it works great. You'll enjoy the 250, it does a very nice job.
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 02:14:51 PM »
all I can say is WOW....  what a difference!   the BMS250 automatic CBN sharpener is definately a very nice piece of equipment!   I love this thing!!!  I ran 6 blades through it last night and now I will set them tonight.  this machine is just awesome! 

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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2022, 02:19:42 PM »
I'm currently looking at making a desetter.  It will help getting consistent sets.
I just read this post now. I found my own desetter. I use a hardwood rolling pin. I mark the first few teeth, then, holding the blade open and flat on the table, I use the rolling pin by pressing down hard and running it along the blade. I rotate the blade about a foot, then do it again. It works. I hate desetting teeth. Ive broken too many doing it the recommended way. 
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2022, 02:21:13 PM »
Hi guys, i'm looking to purchase this manual CBN sharpener and setter tomorrow and am hoping to get some quick feedback as to if its a good machine.  I only go through about 2 blades a week.  I know its manual, but its a big jump up in cost to get the auto and then buy a setter for 4-600 more.  If you own it or have used it, please give me some input good or bad.  If the overall opinion is that the setter isn't good enough I will buy the automatic version and then a cooks single tooth setter.  I believe this unit does set 2 teeth at the same time which I like if it works well.
I love the BMST50. It takes a while to get used to it, and to figure out what can be adjusted. But I love it. 
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2023, 11:20:51 AM »
 @DarlaL I bought the bms50 a few weeks ago and its going OK, but I don't have a setter yet.  I was thinking of getting the cooks.  Now I find a local guy selling a BMST50 for $1500 and I'm wondering if I'd be better just getting it and selling the bms50.  I like that the bms50 is automatic, but will I make better sharpened blades with the bmst and not have to get a separate setter.  I imagine I could sell the one I have for $500.  Total money I'd have in it would be about same.  Thanks for any input.
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2023, 11:33:48 AM »
That's a great price on the unit
A good dual tooth setter is going to cost about that.
You will get cbn and dual tooth setter
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2023, 12:26:46 PM »
BMS 250 is on sale with Woodmizer $250 off and free shipping.
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Re: who has operated the BMST50 Bandsaw Blade Sharpener and Tooth Setter
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2023, 12:42:09 PM »
bite the bullet and get the BMS 250 and the BMT 250.  I ended up selling my single tooth cooks setter and got the woodmizer duel tooth auto setter..  its amazing!  so sharpening and setting is full auto once tuned in.  only way to do it! 





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