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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: rasorbackQ on March 13, 2014, 09:24:47 AM

Title: Bandsaw blades
Post by: rasorbackQ on March 13, 2014, 09:24:47 AM
 Must be lots on here ref blades.
 Been sawing now for a couple  seasons and after a few blade breaks and dog cutting its almost time to get a box of blades.  Blades I was using is Red streak from Wayco  Seems there has been a high increase of these blades  From $15 to $62 ea in the last 10 years after reading older posts.  Any sources for blades in Canada ?
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: Cguignard on March 13, 2014, 09:28:38 AM
I have been buying my bands at BandsawBladesDirect.com and have been buying Lenox c sharp for about 22$ each.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: Ohio_Bill on March 13, 2014, 09:31:43 AM
Good Morning , What size blades ?
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: LeeB on March 13, 2014, 10:30:05 AM
Try Wood-Mizer Canada. They have a branch in NS. 546 Stewart Hill Rd. PO Box 8, Upper Musquodoboit, NS B0N 2M0
Tel: 902.568.2980
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: garyfg on March 13, 2014, 11:02:27 AM
Menominee Saw. One of our sponsors on the left.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: rasorbackQ on March 13, 2014, 11:19:06 AM
Good Morning , What size blades ?
The last order sheet says 14' x 1 1/4 x 1.1 (7/8) HB  Simmonds Red streak band saw blades. $18.34 ea
 Will have to measure a broken blade to see the length . I didn't think they were 14' but a couple inches shorter.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: rasorbackQ on March 13, 2014, 11:38:25 AM
Measures up at 14' 1/2 "
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: rasorbackQ on March 13, 2014, 02:54:06 PM
Try Wood-Mizer Canada. They have a branch in NS. 546 Stewart Hill Rd. PO Box 8, Upper Musquodoboit, NS B0N 2M0
Tel: 902.568.2980
Called WM in NS and it $406  ($30 ea) plus tax for 15 blades. $25 to ship them.
 They say their blades are way better then the Red streak. Great sales man.


 Called Wayco and its $221 ($22 ea) plus $122 for shipping and then the UPS broker fee which can be $25 or $200 or somewhere in between.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: bandmiller2 on March 13, 2014, 07:43:30 PM
Steven, sounds like their taking a tuck on you, especially $122.00 for shipping. May be worthwile to take mommy on a road trip south to Maine and stock up on bands. What brand of bandmill do you have.?? I don't know is their any restriction on bringing bands across the border. Frank C.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: hamish on March 13, 2014, 10:25:30 PM
Give Kasco Canada a call. A 174" band would be about $15.22 ea CDN.   Give Bruce a call and you'll be all set.

Bruce Brown

Senior Strategic Accounts Rep.
Office: (800)-361-3329, (800)-325-8940
Cell: (519)-831-8068
bbrown@kascocorp.com
KascoCanada.ca
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: Billbob on March 14, 2014, 08:54:52 PM
Give Kasco Canada a call. A 174" band would be about $15.22 ea CDN.   Give Bruce a call and you'll be all set.

Just had 15 Woodmaxx blades delivered from Kasco a couple of days ago.  $13.80 each for 144" band
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: m wood on March 14, 2014, 09:12:59 PM
I've been considering Kasco too.  Let us know how the Woodmaxx work.  If I remember, the 144" only offered a 10* blade.
Title: Re: Bandsaw blades
Post by: hamish on March 14, 2014, 09:55:03 PM
I've been considering Kasco too.  Let us know how the Woodmaxx work.  If I remember, the 144" only offered a 10* blade.

You can get them in 10, 7, and 4 degree.  They work great. Will be putting a fresh one on the mill in the morning!