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Offline Welshman

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What size band
« on: September 27, 2021, 06:04:37 PM »
What is the best size band blade to use 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch wide and number of teeth 

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Re: What size band
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 06:36:51 PM »
I recently switched from 1.25" to 1.5" and I've found the wider blades cut straighter and resist deflection better than the others. They also don't seem to break as often, although this may be a change in my setter technique. As for number of teeth, I believe 1" spacing is standard, so a 158" blade has 158 teeth:

Wood-Mizer LT28, LT35, LT40, LT50, HR120, HR130, HR300, HR500158"

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Wood-Mizer LT40 WIDE, LT50 WIDE 171"

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Re: What size band
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 08:21:22 PM »
What are you running for a mill and engine? What type of wood do you saw? 
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