Up until several weeks ago I had been using a Wood Slicer resaw blade on my 14″ bandsaw. after making a rookie mistake while cutting a turning blank and bending that blade I decided it was time to up my resaw game. Enter a carbide tipped bandsaw blade. Which one would I choose? What was the deciding factor that made me choose the blade I did? The answers: The Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blade and (1) I could get it in 1/2 wide with 3 tpi and (2) I could get it cheaper at Highland Woodworking (shipping included) than the Laguna Resaw King (3/4″ is the smallest they make) on Amazon (affiliate link below).
After installation and proper tune up, the Lenox blade seemingly pulled the work piece effortlessly through the cut and I was merely guiding it. The cleanliness of the resulting cut was blatantly obvious. Very little needed to be done to prepare the sawn surface for lamination or what ever needed to be done. This resulting surface could reduce time spent at the drum sander (if I had one) or the planer to prepare for veneer work or bent lamination. When time to finish a project is of the essence, then the surface preparation from tool to finished product needs to be fast. This blade achieves that. The above photo is a 4×4 that was cut with a curve through a knot. There was no touch up work done to the surfaces. See how clean it is? As Jim Cramer would say “BUY, BUY, BUY!”
A link to both the Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blade and the Laguna Resaw King Bandsaw Blades will be below. You choose which size you need. I haven’t used the Laguna blades but based on my exxperience with the Lenox version it doesn’t matter. Just make the upgrade. You will be glade you did.
Standard 14″ Bandsaw use these lengths:
Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw 1/2″ Blade (Choose the length accordingly)
Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw 3/4″ Blade (Choose the length accordingly)
If you have a 14″ Bandsaw with a riser block you will need this length:
Other accessories used: