Woodturner's Resource
Woodturner's Resource  
  • Featured Artist    • Websites   Support Wr
Tutorials, Projects & Tips   • Event Calendar   • Tool and Book Store
  Home Page Forum HelpSearch Map TPT Resources LoginRegister
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Bandsaw blade?? (Read 272 times)
 
Lee Bihm
Active Member
***
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 134

Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA
Denham Springs
Louisiana
USA

Gender: male

Jet1221VS
Bandsaw blade??
Jul 11th, 2021 at 1:24pm
 
I picked up a 14” Porter Csble bandsaw a couple of months ago and finally have it in my shop. It needs a new blade, but I don’t know what to buy. The saw will be used for rough cutting bowl blanks.
What I need to know is what size, type and brand to get.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
chris lawrence
Senior Member
****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 341

JACKSON, New Jersey, USA
JACKSON
New Jersey
USA

Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #1 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 1:37pm
 
How much do you want to spend?  I use a 1/2 inch 3 tpi blade made for green wood on my 17" saw for roughing green blanks.  Its a timberwolf blade and has cut many blanks round.  I paid $35 for it a blade for a 14" saw should be cheaper.
Back to top
  

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW Black-Label-Woodworks-1706061859611577  
IP Logged
 
Robert Hayward
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 681

Tampa area, Florida, USA
Tampa area
Florida
USA

Gender: male

3520b
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 4:31pm
 
Tell us what model number Porter Cable you have. That will allow us to tell you the correct size blade.

For the teeth per inch the thicker the wood being cut the fewer teeth per inch on the blade. For a three to six inch thick bowl blank a three teeth per inch blade should work.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Patrick Patterson
WR Noob
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 12

Cobden IL, Illinois, USA
Cobden IL
Illinois
USA

Gender: male

Grizzly and PSI 12" turnmaster  Delta 46-460
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 4:49pm
 
Dark Stone DS23295 Carbide-Tipped Band Saw Blade 105 Inch x 3/4 Inch, 2 TPI for tough resaw
Brand: Dark stone
4.9 out of 5 stars    13 ratings
Price:      $99.00  & FREE Returns
Amazon
Cuts like butter. Also solved all my tracking problems.
Comes in 93.5x 5/8" for 88.00

Pat
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Don Stephan
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 2,502

Cincinnati, Ohio, Ohio, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio
Ohio
USA

Gender: male
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 5:36pm
 
Lee

Like asking for any recommendation, 10 woodworkers will give 11 or 12 different answers.  Often I have seen a recommendation for 3 teeth per inch for cutting green wood, but the supplier I use, Suffolk/Timberwolf, offers several different blade designs (sheet good, softwood to about 2" thick, thick hardwood, green wood . . .) so depending on the manufacturer the recommendation may include both tpi and blade design.  Similar past questions have generated recommendations for Suffolk, Highland Hardware, and others.  I purchase direct from the manufacturer, many turners purchase from retail or website distributors.
Back to top
  
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Ed Weber
WR Administrator
WR Patron
*****
Offline



Posts: 8,387

Wilton, California, USA
Wilton
California
USA

Gender: male

JET 1642
Grizzly G0584
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #5 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 6:46pm
 
A couple of points.
1. model would be helpful
2. does it have a riser block or not? this will determine the proper blade length.
3. Size kind of depends on the motor hp.
Many of these 14" saws are a bit under powered and although you might want to run a certain blade, it might be too much
4. Common blade for roughing out blanks on one of these is a 1/2" 3 or 4 tpi blade.
You can spend a little or a lot and as it's already been said, there are lots of choices and opinions on the  subject.
I use Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
I would recommend getting a new (better) tension spring for the saw. The ones they come with are usually too weak to tension the blade properly which leads to poor quality cuts. her's a suggestion
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
34bb60cef1e668d743c099bdaad2298
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
robo_hippy
WR Addict
*****
Online



Posts: 3,453

Eugene, OR, USA
Eugene, OR
USA

Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #6 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 10:01am
 
I have been using the Lennox Diemaster Bimetal blades for years. Teeth are made from M42 HSS. This is now a popular metal for high end turning tools due to holding an edge longer than standard HSS. It is also the same metal that is used on the pallet cutting blades so you can hit nails and not ruin your blade. Note here, tooth set is different... For rounding out blanks, I use the 1/2 inch 3 tpi blades. I can cut a 5 or so inch circle with that blade. For cutting 6 inch high blanks, I would want 3/4 hp at least. For cutting 12 inches high, I would want 1 hp minimum.

I am able to get my blades made locally, and you may be able to find some one near you who can do the same thing. My blade maker did tell me that the carbide tipped blades are for cutting veneers. I got one to try it out just to see. While I don't have the set up for cutting 1/16 inch thick veneers, the carbide tipped blades do cut so you are left with a mostly finished surface. I tried it on bowl blank slabs, and it did work well, but is far more expensive, didn't cut any better, and the model I had could not be resharpened. The bimetal blades can....

robo hippy
Back to top
  
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Lee Bihm
Active Member
***
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 134

Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA
Denham Springs
Louisiana
USA

Gender: male

Jet1221VS
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #7 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 4:48pm
 
Robert Hayward wrote on Jul 11th, 2021 at 4:31pm:
Tell us what model number Porter Cable you have. That will allow us to tell you the correct size blade.

For the teeth per inch the thicker the wood being cut the fewer teeth per inch on the blade. For a three to six inch thick bowl blank a three teeth per inch blade should work.

It a Porter Cable 14” Catalog # PCB330BS
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Robert Hayward
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 681

Tampa area, Florida, USA
Tampa area
Florida
USA

Gender: male

3520b
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #8 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 5:07pm
 
From the manual for your machine:
Blade Width   ...... 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 in.
Length ............... 93-1/2 in.

The style of blade is up to you. Others have given their opinions.

A copy of the manual can be found here: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Tony Rozendaal
WR Addict
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 969

East Troy, WI, Wisconsin, USA
East Troy, WI
Wisconsin
USA

Gender: male
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 10:04pm
 
I've been very pleased with the Woodturner's blade from Highland Woodworking. It's a 3/8 inch, 3 TPI blade. Available in almost any length. Part of the secret is the thickness of the blade, most 3/8 inch blades are around .025" thick, this one is .032" thick, which in my opinion helps to maintain the set of the teeth which helps it to turn small radius curves.
Back to top
  

Turnin' and learnin'

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW trozendaal  
IP Logged
 
Lee Bihm
Active Member
***
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 134

Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA
Denham Springs
Louisiana
USA

Gender: male

Jet1221VS
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #10 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 11:18pm
 
Robert Hayward wrote on Jul 12th, 2021 at 5:07pm:
From the manual for your machine:
Blade Width   ...... 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 in.
Length ............... 93-1/2 in.

The style of blade is up to you. Others have given their opinions.

A copy of the manual can be found here: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register


Thank you very much  Thumbs Up
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Chris Neilan
WR Addict
*****
Offline


OUCH!

Posts: 979

Waterford, Connecticut, USA
Waterford
Connecticut
USA

Gender: male

Powermatic 3520
Delta 46-460
Shopsmith 10 ER
Shopsmith Mark V
Shopsmith Mark 7 Powerpro
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #11 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 6:23am
 
I agree with Tony on the Woodturner’s Blade from Highland Woodworking. Great blade. One thing I like is how they market it. Takes the guess work out of blade choice for people new to the hobby. Their description basically says, “buy this one if you are cutting green bowl blanks!”
Back to top
  

Delta 46-460: awesome
Powermatic 3520: more awesome!
Shopsmith Mark 7: Wonderful! (But I don't use it as a lathe yet)
Shopsmith Mark V
Shopsmith 10ER
 
IP Logged
 
Buck Nemitt
WR Addict
*****
Offline


Lovin It

Posts: 634

Toronto,Ohio, Ohio, USA
Toronto,Ohio
Ohio
USA

Gender: male
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #12 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 7:51am
 
Bandsaw blades are always a good topic to revisit and refresh our thoughts on proper use .
Back to top
  

What the heck,Give it a try---
 
IP Logged
 
Glenn Jacobs
WR Addict
*****
Offline


JC L&S

Posts: 1,913

North DFW, Texas, USA
North DFW
Texas
USA

Gender: male

Powermatic 3520C
Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #13 - Jul 18th, 2021 at 4:15pm
 
For my 17" grizzly, I use Ellis Bandsaw Blades: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

3/8 bimetal 3tpi  Buy enough ($100 I think) for free shipping. Can mix or match.

Glenn J.
Back to top
  
Glenn+J  
IP Logged
 
John Grace
WR Addict
*****
Offline


Everyone needs a good
wingman...

Posts: 1,228

Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Bel Air
Maryland
USA

Re: Bandsaw blade??
Reply #14 - Jul 24th, 2021 at 5:28pm
 
Chris Neilan wrote on Jul 14th, 2021 at 6:23am:
I agree with Tony on the Woodturner’s Blade from Highland Woodworking. Great blade. One thing I like is how they market it. Takes the guess work out of blade choice for people new to the hobby. Their description basically says, “buy this one if you are cutting green bowl blanks!”


I agree on the Highland Woodworking blade.  Though I've recently switched to a TimberWolf blade, the Highland 'green wood' blade does a very good job and is certainly affordable.
Back to top
  

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”  Kipling
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print