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band saw blade types pros-cons

What are the pros and cons of hook tooth, skip tooth and regular tooth band saw blades.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-05-2012, 06:43 AM
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For general use, I don't believe you would ever tell any difference in the three blades. The angle in which the blades are ground and set are just a little different. The hook angle blade is cut at a sharper angle and are more aggressive than a standard blade. It would be better for thicker wood and resawing. They make a rougher cut if that is a issue. Since it is more aggressive a standard blade is better for thinner material. The skip tooth blade is better for cutting soft non-ferrous metals and plastics. The blade expels debris from the cut better preventing clogging.
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this may help

http://www.ellissaw.com/Band-Saw-Bla...oth-types-sets

http://supercutbandsaw.com/how_to_choose.html

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Thanks: that helps a lot.
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Have you used the super cut blades?

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The amount of set on the blade cane important. green and rough cutting needs a larger set to avoid binding.
Resawing blades can have very little set to cut clean and wast less wood.
Highland woodworking i think has a good discussion on blades. I have been using their resaw blades for some time and the cut is amazingly clean.
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Have you used the super cut blades?
that is the only blade i use now, i do a lot of resawing and use the 1/2" 3tpi or it maybe 4 don't remember of hand, i used to use the woodmiser but it didn't stay sharp as long as the supper saw cut blade's do, the supper saw cut will give you a ruffer cut but most of the time the wood is planed any way? all i want to do is cut the board into, if the ruff side is put inside no big deal, but you can plane it down, now if i want both side's smooth i plane down the board than cut and if small enough i run the sawed side thro the jointer or plane, so far i have used the 1/8" for band saw box's and haven't broken a blade , and i have made lot's of them , i belive if you try them you will be pleased, you have to call and get the price of the blades , they have a web site but no price's , i wont put up the link it is up already, good luck
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Skip tooth bandsaw blades mainly used for cutting soft,non ferrous metals or wood . Hook tooth band saw blades are
good for cutting thick metal or wood and regular tooth are useful in cutting thin materials. I am using Haltbar 101 saw
blade in cutting non ferrous wood. It works good for me.
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I went to BandSawBladesDirect.com and asked them what blade I'd need to resaw 8/4 sapele ranging from 6-9" in width with a total of 130' overall length. They made a suggestion (Woodmaster B bandsaw blade 133 x 1.035 1.3tpi) but also directed me to Lennox tech support. They answered the phone right away and knew exactly what I needed. It was the same as BSBD except with carbon teeth.

Band saw blades are a lot like regular saw blades in that you need different type blades for different woods and cut results.
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