Has anyone used the Lenox blades?? Comments?
+1. I also use this blade. It lasts and lasts and lasts. I don't baby it. I would never buy anything else.Yep, the only thing I use, Bi Metal II.
Cut clean and straight, affordable and they seem to stay sharp with more than 10 times the life of any carbon steel blade.
I may be misunderstanding what you mean by "Infinity rip blade" but that sounds like a table saw blade not bandsaw. If so, I have 4/4 stock so I need the thin kerf a bandsaw offers.Blade thickness is something worth checking into I guess. I hadn't thought about that.
I think for your application you can't go wrong with that Infinity rip blade.
I have an old restored 1hp Harbor Freight 14" bandsaw with only a 5-1/2" resaw capacity (fine for the small projects I'm working on). This saw is one of the Taiwanese copies of the Delta's from that time and I'm wondering which Lenox blade you'd suggest for resawing sapele, white oak & maple ? I've sent a note to Union Grove per Bruce's suggestion but I'd like your thoughts as well...
- Lenox # 32 Wood Carbon Blade DrBob suggested, but these are 0.032" thickness but Willem calls out a risk of even a 17" saw using greater than 0.025" thick blades...
- LENOX DIEMASTER 2 BI-METAL - suggested above seems to be only available in very high tooth count and doesn't seem conducive for resawing or am I looking at the wrong ones ? Please provide a direct link if able...
- Looks like their resaw blades are only for 1" and wider
I just spoke w/ Union Grove and they do not carry Lenox blades but rather Sterling & Sterratt. Anyone have experience with their blades for resawing ?Look at one of our sponsers, Union Grove Saw. When John at Woodcraft Bands retired, they took over his business. Been using Lennox Diemaster on Delta 14" BS for years to cut out TFT car bodies. First blade only lasted 14 years. It fatigued to death, but was still sharp.