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Hi Guys,

I needed some 3/8' - 1/2" cherry so I could start a fretwork project today (For a late Christmas present - What, me worry?).

Anyway, I had a 1/4" general purpose blade on my 14" Shop Fox bandsaw so I had to change blades for this job. I'd been resawing with a 3/4" 2-3 tooth Timberwolf blade that does a nice job but I'd ordered a 1/2" 3-4 tooth Wood Slicer a while ago and remembered I'd never tried it. So I popped it in, adjusted the guides and went at it. It was a small job; all I had to do is split a 12"x6"x4/4 piece of cherry down the middle.

Here are two pictures, the first with the light at a acute angle to the wood to really bring out the saw marks and the other with the light a bit more perpendicular. For perspective (aside from my thumb) the board is 6" wide.





Anyway, I'll give the Wood Slice an 'A'. The Cherry was really easy to feed, the kerf was small and the dust was minimal. I had no drift but I never had any drift problems with this saw from when I bought it new. I knocked the saw marks off with one pass through the planer but a finish sander would have done the job. Nice blade!

Just thought I'd share in case anyone had to choose a re-saw blade. Both the Timberwolf and the Wood Slicer are good, but I'd give the edge (ha-ha) to the Wood Slicer, at least when cutting a 6" wide board.

Bill
 

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Bill,

Was passing through Atlanta, GA on my way from Florida to IL and stopped at Highland Woodworking. WOW!! what a store. At any rate, bought the 1/2" woodslicer and have been extremely pleased. Got the same results as you did on my 30+ year old 12" Craftsman.

Recommend the blade, and that you stop at the store if you are passing through the area.

Oh, and bring lots of money with you.

Don
 

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Bill,

Was passing through Atlanta, GA on my way from Florida to IL and stopped at Highland Woodworking. WOW!! what a store. At any rate, bought the 1/2" woodslicer and have been extremely pleased. Got the same results as you did on my 30+ year old 12" Craftsman.

Recommend the blade, and that you stop at the store if you are passing through the area.

Oh, and bring lots of money with you.

Don
Can you give the location of this store? I am in the Northeast Atlanta frequently as my daughter lives there. Normally I visit the Rockler and Woodcraft stores in that area.

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George,
We should all be so lucky to have such minor brain farts. Did I ever tell you about the time ........

When going there use the directions they give on their web site. Depending upon where you are coming from, Google and mapquest give awful directions.

Have fun there!
 
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