Essential Bandsaw Blades
With this basic kit, your bandsaw can tackle any task
Synopsis: Choosing the right bandsaw blade need not be confusing. While the number of combinations possible with different tooth pitch, tooth profile, and blade size are endless, a set of three blades gives you enough versatility and performance to get any job done well. Roland Johnson says a 3⁄8-in.-wide, 6-tpi hook-tooth blade, a 1⁄4-in., 10-tpi regular tooth blade, and a 1⁄2-in., 3-tpi hook-tooth blade are all you need in the shop.
Bandsaws are the most versatile power tool in most woodworking shops. They can rip, resaw, cut circles and curves, and even crosscut without the risk of dangerous kickback. The key to getting the best results is picking the right blade for each job.
The choices can be confusing. you must understand how the blade width, the number of teeth per inch (tpi), and the tooth geometry all affect the cut you are trying to make. On top of…