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Thread: MM 16 bandsaw blade

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    MM 16 bandsaw blade

    I have an older MM16 with a 145" blade. My 1" Trimaster blade just broke and I am trying to figure out what to replace it with. I'll mostly be using it for resawing and ripping. I tried a woodslicer and had a hard time getting it to track straight. I'd rather go with a thicker carbide blade. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Steve

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    Lenox woodmaster CT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Buxton View Post
    Lenox woodmaster CT
    Thanks Jamie. Would you go with 1.3tpi or 2tpi?

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    I mostly resaw. I use the 1.3.

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    Steve ... BEWARE the 'thick' CT band. I was running a CT .037 x 3/4 x 145 3 TPI in my 16" Laguna ... it cut wonderful for about 10 months. Then it just broke. When I took it out I could see that there was a crack at every gullet. I've been running a CT .025 x 1/2 x 145 x 3-4 TPI for about 14 months ... no problems.

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    Repeat after me: “Thou shalt never keep carbide blades under tension on the machine when not in use”.

    I sold about eleventy-million 1.0” Lenox Tri-masters for MM16’s back in the day and never had issues unless someone violated the above rule.

    Erik
    Felder USA Territory Representative: Central & South Texas

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    Another vote for the Woodmaster CT 1" x 1.3 tpi. Alternatively, the 3/4" x 2 tpi is a little more versatile and easier to tension.

    John

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    i've been running a 1" laguna resaw king on my mm16 (after several years of the trimaster) specifically for resawing veneers- it has been a great blade. i do de-tension each time after use.
    jerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Loza View Post
    Repeat after me: “Thou shalt never keep carbide blades under tension on the machine when not in use”.

    I sold about eleventy-million 1.0” Lenox Tri-masters for MM16’s back in the day and never had issues unless someone violated the above rule.

    Erik
    I was religious about de-tensioning the blade after every use. I must have had a bad one. It did last quite a while though and always performed well.

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