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Old 07-27-2004, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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quality bandsaw blade?

i do only have the harbor freight green machine that slices and chops, but i need a good blade for it. i like about 14-18 tpi, too impatient for anything with more teeth. local steel/fab supplier sells a shit brand similar to the HF blades, need an idea of what to look for.
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i do only have the harbor freight green machine that slices and chops, but i need a good blade for it. i like about 14-18 tpi, too impatient for anything with more teeth. local steel/fab supplier sells a shit brand similar to the HF blades, need an idea of what to look for.
I have the same saw. I use the Rigid blades from home depot.. I use mine a lot, and they hold up REAL well with proper tension.

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I use the Lenox or Morse bi-metal blades and usually buy from Enco for about $14.95 ea.

I have never seen a 64.5" blade at Depot - are they bimetal? Good to know in a pinch.
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I have never seen a 64.5" blade at Depot - are they bimetal? Good to know in a pinch.

Must be an oddball store - the couple of Homeys near me don't have any kind of metal cutting blades at all.


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All the Home Depot's I have visited in Dallas have Rigid bi-metal 64.5" blades in 14 and 24tpi hanging up in the tool section.

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All the Home Depot's I have visited in Dallas have Rigid bi-metal 64.5" blades in 14 and 24tpi hanging up in the tool section.
Ditto. I have a few on hand for spares but I run the STARRETT brand Matrix II vari-pitch blades from ENCO they're more than the Delta blades from HD but they last about ten times longer it seems.
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Timberwolf makes a great wood blade I haven't checked to see if they make a metal cutting blade. If they do it would be a good blade.
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Lenox and Greenlee also make good blades, you may have to go to a wholesaler to find them though.
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perfect info, just what i needed to know. thanks a lot.
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i buy blades from www.mcmastercarr.com bi-metal 10tpi. about $30. I am close enough to get them next day for the price of normal ground
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