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Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Hi Barry

Choosing a blade width and compoition depends on how much tension your bandsaw can sustain. Carbide blades are the stiffest, and I suspect that none will be tensioned sufficiently by your bandsaw to work satisfactorally. Without enough tension, their performance suffers noticeably. The only carbide blade I would suggest may work on your bandsaw is the Resaw King, as it is the thinnest and requires the least tension. I am not sure how wide they are, but you could not go wider than 1/2".

Next in the chain are bi-metal blades, and you may get away with one that is no wider than 1/2" (in reality, a 1/2" blade is capable of a wide range of cuts).

I would stay away from the Woodslicer blades. They do cut well, but the steel seems very soft, and they do not hold an edge for long - especially in my West Australian timbers.

For reference, I use a 1" Lenox Woodmaster CT for resawing and 1/2" bimetal blades from a local supplier for all else. I resharpen these myself, and get about 4-5 sharpenings per blade. My bandsaw is a 17 1/2" Hammer N4400.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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