You have probably seen the “amazing” band saw blade demonstration at a woodworking show: a band saw equipped with a narrow 3/8" wide blade cuts paper-thin veneers! That’s great, but it should be for a $29 blade. What woodworkers
really need is an affordable blade that can do that trick. This is it!
Most “hobby” blades are stamped from pretempered spring steel that is at its final hardness, so the blade must be relatively thin. That makes it more likely to wander in the cut unless the tension is outrageously high (eventually leading to upper wheel axle failure). Olson All-Pro blades are milled from a ribbon of special high-alloy tool steel instead of simply punched. The individual teeth are set and induction hardened to Rc 64-65 so they start sharp and stay sharp longer. The tooth-hardening process leaves the back with the needed flexibility (Rc 45) to avoid early fatigue breakage, and the stiffness to maintain a straight cut in thick material. Milling the teeth allows for thicker blades (.025" on blades 1/2" and narrower; .032" on blades wider than 1/2"), for increased stability under load and reduced tendency to wobble in the cut. For best results, please make sure your saw is tuned up first, or you won’t be able to tell how good a blade this really is! Made in USA.
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I have never been disapointed with McFee
from Saint Louis Mo.
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about 1/4'' x 6 tpi. x 80'' Regular Tooth Olson Bandsaw Blade:
I purchased this blade to cut out Adirondack chairs and it allowed me to cut all the parts with the required radius's like butter.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By OLD WOOD
from CLINTON, IL
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
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I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO REPLACE, HAD I TENSIONED THE BLADE PROPERLY.
I am very pleased with this item.
from Ormond Beach, FL
About Me Professional
It is a bandsaw blade. It works great and is very sharp and is holding its edge real good so far. I haven't hit any nails yet either.