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    After putting the riser block on my 14" BS, I got looking at the blades in the Grizzley cat. They have the Timber Wolf blades but they show a HP or RK blade but also a AS-S blade. It said the AS-S is thinner and better for resawing. Any advise on what would be the better blade for resawing only. Also, the blade that came with the riser block is 105". Is this the correct length blade? If so, then does the 1/2" 3 TPI sound correct? Gee, so many questions for one item.

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    Re: A good BS blade?

    I gave Joe Iturra a call about a catalog and while I had him on the phone I asked hime the same question, ernurse. He said that he preferred a hooktooth blade for dry wood and a skiptooth for green wood. Boy, I sure wish I had ordered the blades from him then. I've been waiting over a month for a catalog but I've read on the forum that his blades are great and economical.

    Later,
    Chiz
    Later,
    Chiz
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      Re: A good BS blade?

      For resawing, you want a wider blade (1/2" is good) with fewer tpi (3 is good). The blade thickness(*width) is for stability. Fewer Teeth help it to clear out sawdust. There's more space for the sawdust between the teeth, so the cut is cleaner and easier. I have a Timber Wolf 1/2" 3TPI for resawing, but I don't have a riser block (yet...). Sounds like the AS-S(?what is that?) might be a good alternative.
      I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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        Re: A good BS blade?

        Thanks for the advise. What's funny is, in the Grizzly Cat, it has the 105" 3/4 3 TPI blade for $25.95, and in the Woodcraft Cat., that came in yesterday it has the same blade for $33.95. Thats a bit of a diff. when your buying several blades. Buy the way Iron, how do you get the blades from Joe Iturra?

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          Re: A good BS blade?

          Originally posted by ernurse View Post
          Thanks for the advise. What's funny is, in the Grizzly Cat, it has the 105" 3/4 3 TPI blade for $25.95, and in the Woodcraft Cat., that came in yesterday it has the same blade for $33.95. Thats a bit of a diff. when your buying several blades. Buy the way Iron, how do you get the blades from Joe Iturra?

          You're exactly right about those prices, ernurse. As for Joe, that's a bit of a puzzle. I called twice asking for a catalog so it's either tied to a burro or he farms out the mailing list to someone in India. I have read on various forums that the price differential is considerable so I may just call him back and price a few and place an order if the deal sounds good. His number is
          1-888-722-7078. Let us know how you make out. I have to lave town for a few days so I wont be getting this done this week.

          A Good BS book to get is The Bandsaw Book by Duginske (I hope I have that right but you'll find it)- OK, here's the newest version http://www.amazon.com/New-Complete-G...8135552&sr=8-1
          and this is the one I have http://www.amazon.com/Band-Saw-Handb...8135552&sr=8-2 . With only a dollar and small change between the two I'd go for the newer one. Lots of great info on tuning up your machine. Made a big difference in mine.

          Later,
          Chiz
          Last edited by ironhat; 05-02-2007, 02:56 PM. Reason: addition
          Later,
          Chiz
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