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Bandsaw blade question

  • 16 May 2021 7:51 AM
    Reply # 10512455 on 10503197
    Roger Crooks (Administrator)

    For general use that you want to keep on as much as possible, I'd suggest an 3/8" or 1/2" (if you will be cutting raw/green wood or larger items or rewawing ).  4 tpi will cut fast and easily sand out any roughness.  I look at 1/4" and high tpi blades more as a speciality purpose blade where you are doing fine work or tight curves.

    roger

  • 15 May 2021 8:10 AM
    Reply # 10508088 on 10503197

    Thanks CJ.

  • 15 May 2021 5:53 AM
    Reply # 10507586 on 10503197

    Hi mark, I would lean towards a 4tpi blade for general use. It won’t leave as clean of a cut, but you’ll be able to cut much quicker than with a higher tooth count blade.

  • 14 May 2021 9:42 AM
    Reply # 10503475 on 10503197

    Sorry, the word tip should have been TPI - teeth per inch.

  • 14 May 2021 8:39 AM
    Message # 10503197

    I just got a new Rikon 14 in bandsaw and was going to get a 1/4 blade. I can get 4, 6, 8, 10, and I think 14 tip. Any suggestions? I will be using it as a general purpose blade on wood less than 2 inches thick. It also comes with a 5/8ths inch 4 tpi blade.

    Any other blade recommendations?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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