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DENNIS MIN
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All,

I have a metal bandsaw, it cuts great. I am in need of a replacement blade for upcoming cuts.

I usually cut low carbon steel parts, mostly less than 1/2 inch thick. A lot of 5/16 inch material.

Is there a preferred place to purchase a blade or two?

Also, does anyone know where to get the blade guide roller bearings? Or, how to size them? It"s a "Carolina" brand.

Thannks in advance,

D.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I buy my band saw blades from Orchenlen farm and home. As for the bearing what I have done in the past is taken to old bear to O'Reilly's auto parts and had them size them up and order ones in that size or soak them a day or 2 in ATF. Got a band saw cheap at an auction and had to free you the bearing and a few other things to make it work but for $20 not a bad buy
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure on the bearings, but you can get the good blades from MSC.com. You just need to know what you need, but their website is pretty user friendly.

Donovan from Wisconsin
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sterling saw blades work well and are affordable.....I can get you there web site from work tomorrow if you want it....most of our welding shops and big welding companies use them...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been using Ellis bi-metal blades with no problems. Search Ellis Mfg for their website. They will make any size blade you want. I just call ahead and pick them up at the plant as they are close by. They manufacture band saws so they should have the bearings you need also.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

McMaster Carr has exactly what you need.
I buy plenty of bandsaw blades from them.
Thanks Steve
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The best bang for your buck will be bi-metal blades. No thicker than your cutting you need a relatively high tooth count. Rule of thumb is that you always want a minimum of two teeth in contact with the piece being cut at all times. If you do a mix of thick and thin you can go for a varitooth design that will give the best of both a course and fine pitch tooth count in operation. Beyond that there are quite a few name brands that make quality blades, but not all make the exact same thing. Your best bet will be to do a little research and I'm sure you'll find a blade that will do all you want and then some, with a long life expectancy to boot.

As far as the guide bearings, every one I have ever seen is a standard needle bearing, or a standard cam type bearing. Any good bearing supply house ought to be able to get you replacements either with a bearing number, or by going by the measurements.

Hope this helps, and good luck.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most variety as Don said MSC catalog. I ordered one off eBay yesterday pretty cheap.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

M.K. Morse band saw blades made in Ohio.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: metal band saw blades... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've had very good luck with Starrett blades.
 
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