Lenox - 1/2-in. Bandsaw Blade Pro ILenox offers a wide range of bandsaw blades for wood and metal.
To test bandsaw blades for resawing, we selected 1/2-in.-wide blades, a size well suited to resawing on a 14-in. bandsaw. The same saw (Delta model 28-241) was used for all of the tests. When it comes to resaw blades, most woodworkers have only three demands: that the blade be reasonably fast and that the cut be both reasonably flat and reasonably smooth. To measure speed, we timed low long it took to cut through a section of 9-1/2-in.-wide soft maple, with short times equating to fast-cutting blades. To measure flatness, we measured the amount of barreling on the test block using a straightedge and a set of feeler gauges. To find the smoothest cutters, we measured how much sanding had to be done to remove the blade marks. The Lenox Pro I did very well when it came to flatness, with only 0.002 in. of barreling on the test block.