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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A good blade for the money
from Sparta, NJ
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Comments about 3/8'' x 4 tpi. x 105'' Skip Tooth Olson Bandsaw Blade:
This blade is used as a general purpose cutter...4 teeth does not allow a smooth cut but it is clean and fast. The 3/8 width allows some pretty good curves and with a little know-how will cut tighter curves than it is designed for in that width....If you need tighter curves get a thinner width blade, smoother cuts, get one with more teeth.....I have a belt/disk sander which removes the tooth-marks which is what allows me to use this faster cutting blade on very thick, on edge, very hard woods.....The price is right on this blade and the one dollar shipping is a great incentive to purchase additional items as I cannot bear handing over another 5 or 10 bucks just to get an item here....I will be ordering additional stuff shortly and before the shipping prices go up in March from McFeely's where I would buy exclusively if they would keep their shipping policy the same...........Thanks McFeely..........
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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