The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Dynamic Green Products Inc.

Author Topic: Bandsaw blades??  (Read 360 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline woodland84

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Bandsaw blades??
« on: February 07, 2020, 12:27:50 PM »
What are your recommendations for bandsaw blades? I am trying to figure out which blades to purchase for a Woodland Mills HM130MAX.
Options are Lennox, Woodmizer, and Kasco.
Lennox seem the cheapest. I would be willing to pay extra for the better quality blade, within reason.
I would be mainly cutting red spruce, fir, pine and the occasion hardwood - red oak and beech.

Offline farmfromkansas

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 976
  • Age: 69
  • Location: North central Kansas
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Bandsaw blades??
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 02:39:23 PM »
Cooks sells blades for about any bandmill, and also offer a resharp program.  If you want they also sell sharpening equipment.  They have several blades to choose from, including Lenox, all you need to do is have the length of blade for your mill, and give them a call.  They are a sponsor of this forum.
Most everything I enjoy doing turns out to be work

Offline dgdrls

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3232
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Central NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Learning the Art of Milling Logs
    • Share Post
Re: Bandsaw blades??
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 03:00:33 PM »
Try Wood Mizer, 
Nova Scotia
546 Stewart Hill Rd PO Box 8
B0N 2M0, Upper Musquodoboit,
Nova Scotia, Canada
902 568 2980
877 866 0667

Good luck with your new mill


Offline SawyerTed

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1818
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Germanton, NC
  • Gender: Male
  • Summey Lumber Services, LLC
    • Share Post
Re: Bandsaw blades??
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 03:11:29 PM »
You might should try a couple of the blade manufacturers.  Most offer some type of pre packaged variety pack or a dealer will pack one for you.  

I dont have experience to say I if 14 hp is enough to pull the lower hook angles like 4.  The guides seem to suggest a 7 or 9 will work.  Of course, generally speaking the lower hook angle is intended for harder species.  Some of the species you mention may need a 7 to saw flat though hard knots.

I'm not necessarily pushing you to Wood-Mizer but this link to their info on blade selection is a good guide to study.  Scroll down to the bottom and it recommends hook angle for different hardness woods.

Wood-Mizer Online Store - Blades
Woodmizer LT35HD25, WM BMS 250, WM BMT 250, Kubota MX5100, IH McCormick Farmall 140, Husqvarna 372XP, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins

Offline goose63

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2682
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Hankinson North Dakota
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Bandsaw blades??
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 03:57:23 PM »
I like Kasco the best on my HM126
if you find your self in a deep hole stop digging
saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
thank you to all the vets

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Bandsaw Blades - Who sends sample blades to try out?

Started by Ozarkian on Sawmills and Milling

10 Replies
Last post April 01, 2012, 06:50:08 PM
by Magicman
Bandsaw blades

Started by beerguy on Sawmills and Milling

13 Replies
Last post September 03, 2003, 06:26:44 AM
by woodmills1
No name bandsaw blades

Started by cloair on Sawmills and Milling

5 Replies
Last post January 08, 2008, 04:46:45 PM
Bandsaw Blades

Started by Andy Harden on Sawmills and Milling

10 Replies
Last post May 09, 2008, 04:41:17 PM

Powered by EzPortal