Hands down...vari-tooth... IMHO
Originally Posted by Hotfoot
When I had small saws like years,years ago,the 10/14 vari-tooth is all that I used and they were great.Now I have a large Kalamazoo H9AW that use a 1" wide x .035" thick x 130 1/2" blade and switch back and forth between a 5-8 blade or a 6-10 blade for heavy solids,depending on thickness and an 8-12 for thin stuff,with no problems at all.I would never stray from the thickness that is reccomended by the saw manufacturer,because in my experience,you would just be asking for trouble.In the plant,we used a 1-1/4" wide blade in our big fully automatic marvel saws and used a 4-6 blade for the bulk of our sawing,with no problems.You will find that the larger the mass of the blade,the less problems you will have with it,even when sawing thin matereals.The larger blades will track better,keep cool better and are just generaly more durable and with the price tag on these larger blade,you will tend to be much more carefull with it.I have just purchased a cold saw,but plan on going to a 1-1/4" blade in a semi-automatic version,for my next band saw purchase.
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