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14" bs only. What blade

For people who only have a 14" bs. What blade do you keep in it as a rule?
I keep my resaw blade in mine. Olson MVP
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For people who only have a 14" bs. What blade do you keep in it as a rule?
I keep my resaw blade in mine. Olson MVP
I keep POWERTEC 13204X Band Saw Blade 105-Inch x 3/8-Inch x 4 TPI x 0.025

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Although I have different sized blades, I keep a 1/2" blade on mine mostly.
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It's just like the table saw ...

It depends on what you do most.... ripping/resawing or general crosscuts and larger radius curves. One blade won't work in all conditions. :frown2:
I'm lucky enough to have two identical 14" Craftsman bandsaws, side by side, one with a 1/2" 3 TPI blade for resaws, and the other with a 6 TPI 3/8" for general purposes. Oh, I forgot I also have a 10" Craftsman with a 1/4" wide 6TPI blade for just odd ball stuff and smaller radius curves. Oh, and then there's an 18" MinMax with a 3/4" resaw blade, rarely used.

Changing the blades on a bandsaw is about like changing the blades on a table saw, it's just inconvenient in the middle of a project. That's one reason why I have more than one table saw.
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