I think I got the very last bimetal 64 1/2" blade enco had a few weeks ago.
I tried to order three and they only had one.
I picked up some carbon blades in addition to the good one.
Our local tool store has some bimetal blades but they are very expensive (compared to enco)
I'd like to have a new cheap source for the bimetal if anyone knows.
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Thread: New Northern Tools Band saw
09-15-2008, 08:18 PM #11Senior Member
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09-15-2008, 08:40 PM #14Senior Member
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band saw blades
home depot sells 64 1/2", 14 or 24 tpi. i think the cost is around $10.00. fyi.
09-15-2008, 08:45 PM #15
Enco item #s
Teeth per Inch: 14 Type: Bi-Metal Material: Bi-Metal
Teeth per Inch: 10-14 Type: Bi-Metal Material: Bi-Metal
I'm using the 10/14 Blade on 16g Tubing, 1/8" Angle & Flat stock, 3/16" tubing and plate.
Remember you want to put Angle in the vise like this /\ for straight cuts.
Flat stock should be Flat- not on end.
Works for this Hobby dood
09-15-2008, 08:47 PM #16
09-15-2008, 09:07 PM #17Senior Member
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do you have a pic of your new saw
and grizzly sells bi metal blades
09-16-2008, 03:45 AM #18I guess 24 tpi would be the size for 1/8 inch material then huh. I guess that will be what I cut the most.
Are you saying if I cut 1/4 I need 12 tpi or 1/2 I should use 6 tpi?
I like to go a bit finer in general. Like 12 tpi would be fine for 1/2", and 16 or even 24 is ok for 1/4".
It depends on the material also, and blade/feed speeds are also a factor.
Of course for some materials a lube is desirable. There are a lot of variables."If you build it, they will come!"
09-16-2008, 12:16 PM #19Millermatic 212
1998 Heritage Springer
09-16-2008, 01:32 PM #20
I bought a machine similar to that years ago when I had to cut a bunch of pieces of 1" sq. CRS and all I had was a manual hacksaw.
After working up a sweat on the first piece I said "The heck with this!" and bought a used (like new condition) saw for a really good price.
The saw cut the material in no time at all (I think it took about 1/50th the time it took me manually) while I worked on something else.
One thing about my saw- it is an import, and the casting wasn't relieved enough to tension the blade fully so when in use the blade would slip off the wheel.
The guy I bought it from thought he was ripping me off (that the saw was no good) so I got it for about 20% new price and it hadn't been used at all due to the problem.
I got it home, ground a slight bit more relief with an angle grinder (2 min.) and the saw works perfectly!"If you build it, they will come!"