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    Bandsaw Blade Question

    Is there a bandsaw blade that works well at cutting veneers at 1/8" and thinner that will work on my HF BS/w riser (105" blade)? I have a 1/2" 3tpi Timberwolf blade, but it seems to leave some pretty deep saw marks. Not sure if this is the blade or the saw! I want to be able to use this for inlays and marquetry.

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    The Wood Slicer from Highland Hardware is my choice for that. I've gotten much better resawing results (14" Shop Fox w/riser) with it than the 3tpi Timberwolf. It's not fast, but it's smooth on a properly set up saw.
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    ed, the brand of saw doesn`t matter nearly as much as how it`s set up and how sharp (and well made) the blade is. i`m of the opinion that just about all of the 3-4 tooth hook blades out of hss are pretty much on par with one another any more given the cnc grinders used in their manufacture?
    try a new blade, one as wide as your saw will tension well and plan on only about 50 ft or so of decient resawing with it.......the blade will still do fine for curvy stuff and thin wood but resawing with hss does have its limits......the thinner the boards you`re resawing the longer the blade life,...not as in 1/8" veneers but as in resawing 1x4`s instead of 1x10`s.....tod
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    Thanks guys. I'll check out the blades Vaughn mentioned and probably check into replacing the tensioning spring as well.

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    You need more teeth. Lots more per inch. I would start at no less than 6 tpi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    You need more teeth. Lots more per inch. I would start at no less than 6 tpi.
    frank, resawing with a 6+tpi blade on any saw isn`t advisable.....there`s too many teeth in the wood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    frank, resawing with a 6+tpi blade on any saw isn`t advisable.....there`s too many teeth in the wood...
    Didn't he just say "cutting" veneers 1/8" thick, not resawing? Yep, I like 4tpi for my resawing up to 6".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Didn't he just say "cutting" veneers 1/8" thick, not resawing? Yep, I like 4tpi for my resawing up to 6".
    I think I read Ed's question as resawing veneer also. But I went back and re-read after Frank's note, and, well, maybe Ed needs to clarify. Resawing the wood to 1/8" or thinner, or cutting wood already 1/8" or thinner. Since it is for inlays and marquetry, Frank may have been the only one of us not to read something else into Ed's question!! Jim.
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    Thanks guys, I was indeed thinking resawing lumber to 1/8" veneer. As for cutting the pieces for marquetry I'll probably use my scroll saw, but since I'm new to this type of work I'm open to suggestions!

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    Lenox just came out with a new blade for resawing... mine is on the way. I will post a review when I get it. It has a thinner kerf (less waste, less sawdust to remove), and a new body metal (may work on smaller saws), and if I remember right, is down to 1 or 2 carbide teeth per inch. I was a big fan of the TriMaster, but Lenox doesn't recommend it for wood any more... the new blade was specifically designed for wood instead of metal, and will cost 50-60% as much as the TriMaster (now that is a new feature I really like).

    I have heard really good things about the woodslicer from Highland Hardware. It is a very thin blade, which helps it do well on resawing, and makes it require less tension (same psi, but with fewer square inches in the blade cross section, fewer pounds tension, thus easier on smaller saws.) I hear that, with the thinner teeth, it doesn't last as long as some of the other blades.
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