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    Blade Advise

    I just picked up a Delta 12" bandsaw.
    I am looking to get a bandsaw blade that can do everything.
    I'll be making only straight cuts on metal and wood.

    Any advice?

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    A wood cutting bandsaw usually runs too fast for cutting steel.
    I use a Jet 14" saw and have tried numerous blades.
    Very best blade I have tried was a Lennox Bi Metal 3 or 4 tpi 3/4" wide blade. Kind of spendy though.
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    If it's a three wheel band saw Delta might have a metal cutting adapter for it. I have a 16" three wheel one I converted for just metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattorichop View Post
    I just picked up a Delta 12" bandsaw.
    I am looking to get a bandsaw blade that can do everything.
    I'll be making only straight cuts on metal and wood.

    Any advice?
    Tried it, doesn't work that well. Even if you only cut thin stock non-ferrous metals.

    I designated the bandsaw for wood, and got myself Milwaukee hand held cut-off saw for metal. Many makers in the beginning relied on this little saw. Works very well.


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    I talked to a man at Tufftooth bandsaw blade manufacturing and he suggested I use a 3/8 blade with 8tpi.
    I bought a couple blades to give it a shot but I think I will probably continue to use my Milwaukee portable band saw with built in speed control.
    I just picked up an Incra V120 mitre gauge to use with the saw, its pretty sweet.

    Thanks for the advice everyone.

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