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    Morse/McMaster Carr bandsaw blades

    I needed a new bade and I needed it now. My last one on the saw was cracked so I ordered from McMaster Carr. I am close enough to the warehouse I get overnight delivery.

    They had a very limited wood cutting selection and I just ordered a couple of 3/8" 6 tooth blades. I needed to get an order out so I just needed blades. Received them and they were Morse brand. Quickly put one on the saw and went to work on some marine plywood. First thing I noticed was they cut better than any blade I have used in the past! They cut plywood like butter. This is the first blade I have ever noticed any real difference in. All the others worked good, but these are noticeable more aggressive. Not sure why but I am impressed. Take if for what it cost you, but I am impressed!
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    Out of curiosity, what was the length and price on the blade? I'm wondering how the pricing compares to Ellis.

    I suspect there are a number of sources for brands of bandsaw blades that woodworkers have never heard of, and they're probably sold at lower prices than the blades most folks buy.
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    This is for a 14" saw with a block. I THINK it is 105"? I would have to look to be sure. $13.50 plus shipping.

    I have never seen Morse bandsaw blades before. But I have spent a lot of company money on Morse tools over the years. If these hold up I will be buying them from now on.
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    That's a bit more than the $8.50 to $9.00 Ellis charges for the same length, but still quite a bit less than a $21.00 Timber Wolf, and I'll bet it serves you well.
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    Price was not the issue this time. Delivery was. I have used timberwood and was happy with them. Till now.
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    The thing I like about McMaster Carr is the super fast delivery. I have called in an order at 5pm and had it the next day.
    Yes, their prices are a bit high for most things, but they have EVERYTHING. I have found their prices on the plastic knobs I use for jigs, etc, cheaper than I can find at my local stores.

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    I also get a few other things from them I use in the shop. And like you said they have things no one else has.

    I need a bunch of steel ball bearings for a porch glider I am restoring. Picked up a 100 ball bearings with the blades and some aluminum angle to make footrest brackets with too. Don't buy a lot from them but I love dealing with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    The thing I like about McMaster Carr is the super fast delivery. I have called in an order at 5pm and had it the next day.
    Yes, their prices are a bit high for most things, but they have EVERYTHING. I have found their prices on the plastic knobs I use for jigs, etc, cheaper than I can find at my local stores.
    I agree...delivery from there to Florida is 3 days ....TOPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    .... but they have EVERYTHING.
    No kidding. I was looking at some carbon fibre stuff on the online catalog, and my then girlfriend asked me what I was looking at. Told her McMaster-Carr, and they have everything. Her response was, I bet they don't have tampons.





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    Karl, I had to look for myself. I'm sure others will, too. McMaster-Carr's marketing database guy will probably be scratching his head trying to figure out why "tampon" is all of a sudden such popular search term.
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