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Offline warren46

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New blades for the bandsaw
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:44:34 AM »
I finally used the last of the pile of blades I got when I purchased my used Timberharvester mill.  I visited a saw sharpening shop in Polkton, NC.  The very helpful manager there suggested I try some i inch .055 blades.  He knew my mill since he had supplied the previous owner with blades for the mill.  He also gave me a good tour of his shop.  Very nice, well equipped and clean.  I know where I will be getting my blades sharpened.

Did a little sawing with my new blades yesterday and it was sweet.  I am not certain if the difference is just new blades or the 1 inch .050 thickness.  I am having some of the blades that came with the mill sharpened and they are 1 .o42 thick so I will be able to see any difference when I get them back.

The manager also gave me a gallon of "Band Ade" cutting fluid for wood (sold by Lenox).  Have any of you used it as a coolant on your saws.  It sure costs more than Dawn so I don't expect to ever purchase any.
Warren E. Johnson
Timber Harvester 36HTE25, John Deere 300b backhoe/loader.

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Re: New blades for the bandsaw
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 08:13:04 AM »
Warren,what size Band-wheels are on your mill??

thanks albert
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Re: New blades for the bandsaw
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 09:03:45 AM »
if I had to cut wood productively every day on my lt40 I would use nothing but 1-1/2" blades, they do cut much better than the 1-1/4" IMO , but like I am doing now the 1-1/4 are better for my hobby use.

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Re: New blades for the bandsaw
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 09:43:45 AM »
20 minutes ago UPS delivered 15 Woodmaxx blades.  Good price on them too.  $13.80 each plus $25 delivery.  I'll give them a try next week when I fire up the mill again.
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Re: New blades for the bandsaw
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 12:54:08 PM »
Warren,what size Band-wheels are on your mill??

thanks albert

The Timber Harvester mill I run has 25" dia. wheels.  The band supplier says that is large enough for the .055 bands.

Warren
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