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Dieseldoc

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Timberwolf blades are good blades and I use a few. My favorite blades are Lennox. https://www.lenoxtools.com/pages/lenox-lenox-bi-metal-band-saw-blades.aspx Guess you are planning on cutting metals.
JT:
I have been talking to Tom Davies VP of Timberwolf and have used his blades but they only have 1/4 and not 3/16 I. Bi-Metal blades. Have a Lenox blade coming which I going to give a try. What I need. Bi-metal for is to cut radius in my blanks that have G-10 infills. G-10 infills eat up a req blade and will not work. It seems the. G-10 fiberglass and epoxy after it cures is very abrasive and need a diamond blade for cutting or BI-Metal blade. I use diamond wheel on my Byrnes saw to cut infills, it cut the G-10 like butter.
Now turning a blank I use easy wood tools with round carbide cutter on a sheer mode. Interesting also for epoxy System Three T-88 has failed and now I use G-flex which is made for boat work and It has not failed. G-10 is a pain in the back side but it only.015 thick and is nice to use for three layer infill.
 

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You may need a carbide blade. but at 3/16" that may not be possible. I think 1/4" is smallest you can get. The only other possibility I can think of if you have a scrollsaw and use Jeweler's blades or they have diamond blades also. Good luck.
 

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Give Iturra Designs a call at (904) 642-2802. Ask for their catalog while you're at it. They are a great source for all things bandsaw. Unless things have changed recently, they do not have a web presence.

Bill
 

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Give Iturra Designs a call at (904) 642-2802. Ask for their catalog while you're at it. They are a great source for all things bandsaw. Unless things have changed recently, they do not have a web presence.

Bill
Bill:Thanks I have been in contact with them, smallest width is 1/4. in Bi-metal.

How ever I found out that I can get a scroolsaw blade in BI-Metal and diamond wire that will cut metal and epoxy fiberglass. Got scrolsaw blades ordered both Bi-metal nd diamond wire.
 

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I believe you will find scroll saw is the way to go, as John mentioned. Anything with glass fibers in it is tough on blades. We (meaning I speak from experience) tend to forget that glass is, well, glass. I was once involved with designing a feed system for a gantry style robot to feed glass fiber from a spool to a gun which chopped it and mixed it with resin for coating forms for fiberglass tubs/showers.

The glass fiber off the spool would cut everything it touches. Except porcelain. A run to the farm store for some of the round porcelain fence insulators for corner posts on an electric fence and the problem was solved very economically. Love redneck engineering.
 

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Testing with scroll saw and. Bi-metal blades failed due to the lack of finding a blade that would be used to cut small radius. Found a diamond blade but it was to thick leaving more of a void in the blank for the infills to fill.

Bottom line. G-10 and can be used when you cut large radius with the smallest. Bi-Metal band saw blade which is 1/4 inch.
G-10 material is so hard that it eats up any blade that is not diamond or Bi-metal, even with Bi-metal , blade life is short. so going to find other material for thin infills.
 

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Testing with scroll saw and. Bi-metal blades failed due to the lack of finding a blade that would be used to cut small radius. Found a diamond blade but it was to thick leaving more of a void in the blank for the infills to fill.

Bottom line. G-10 and can be used when you cut large radius with the smallest. Bi-Metal band saw blade which is 1/4 inch.
G-10 material is so hard that it eats up any blade that is not diamond or Bi-metal, even with Bi-metal , blade life is short. so going to find other material for thin infills.
My goodness there is a ton of materials. I could not understand why you want to use something that is so hard to cut. It will take its toll on your turning tools also. But who am I??
 

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My blade of choice is carbide, though I would imagine I use my bandsaw differently than most (cutting pen blanks). I believe mine was from Timberwolves, 1" X 132".
 
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