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Fred Wilson

Choosing the Right Blade for the Job

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The First tip, thanks Fred!!!!

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For cutting band saw boxes I use a 3/16"- 10 TPI or 4 TPI for cutting tight curves The 4 TPI does cut faster, but the 10 TPI produces a smoother cut, requiring less sanding. For the straight cuts, a 1/2" 10 TPI works well.

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 Before I start cutting on a pattern line I like to make a couple of cuts in a scrap area of the wood. This helps to get a feel of the pressure I'll use & if I've picked the right blade for the finish cut I'm looking for.

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Great replies, guys - thanks

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There is no telling how much money I have spent on blades trying to find blades that I like for what I do. I use the Pegas blades and the reason I like them so much is I can feed my work straight into my work.

 

Pegas Modified Geometry (MGT)

 

Don

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Don, know what you mean.

Most "modified Geometry" style blades are machined instead of stamped.  Both sides of the blade are identical meaning they won't pull one direction or the other.  Good choice.

 

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