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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from Wooster, Ohio
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about 1/2'' x 3 tpi. x 93-1/2'' Hook Tooth Olson Bandsaw Blade:
This blade cuts very fast in the beginning but that is short-lived! I needed to make 18 cuts 20" long through 1 1/2" walnut. For the first 15 cuts it was great - THEN the last 3 was like cutting through a brick!! Any blade should hold up better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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resawed 30' x5.5' oak. satisfied.
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
so far it cuts great
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
the right tool for the job
from mobile, al
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if you need to re-saw or rip with a bandsaw this blade is a 'must have'.
I I would buy this product again
from Pardeeville WI
I used this product for resawing hardwood and after a 100 ft it is still cuts like a new blade.