Starrett Bandsaw 73 x Â½ x .025, 4 Skip
Cuts well, doesn't last
Have had four break within a very short time of fitting.
Guides (in perfect condition), tension, tracking all set correctly but blades have all failed after a highly unacceptable amount of use. Broken blades are all still perfectly sharp but have snapped (not on the weld).
Have had the (INCA) saw for over thirty years, so have a pretty good idea of how to set it up! Will try narrower blades (3/8") to see if these will perform better, as think that perhaps the 1/2" versions cannot flex well enough to handle 250mm band wheels. Alternative suppliers will be tried for the 1/2" width blades.
22 Apr 2014
Quality bandsaw Blades
Replacement bandsaw blade for a previous similar purchase. The previous blade lasted well in cutting MDF, Chipboard, Ply and natural timber up to 25 mm thick and occasionally beyond. The replacement blade cuts smoothly and accurately and is particularly useful for long ripping cuts on MDF up to 25 mm. Can highly recommend.
27 Mar 2014