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Offline AnthonyW

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Re: Blade selection question
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
The thinner the band, the more deflection you will have resulting in thick and thin lumber.  The thicker a band, the more true your lumber will be.

On the flip side, the thinner the band, the ductile the steel is and allows for more flexing, typically resulting in long run times and extreme longevity.  The thicker the band, the less flexibility you have and will actually work harden faster than a thin saw.

What are you sawing as far as species?

Lots of Eastern White Pine. I wish I had thought to ask this question before I purchased a new box of blades. I might have tried an 42 to see if I picked up any blade life. Good engineer practice is to change one variable at a time. I have already changed from 10 to 7 degree, so maybe the next box will be 4  :) :)2. I'll decide on 7 or 10 when I see how this box runs.
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