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Re: Shaping metal without milling or using lathe??? new [Re: whirlpoolm51]
      #5658856 - 02/02/13 08:17 PM

do they make bimetal blades that fit the 4x6, I know the 7x12 will take the .035 thk bimetal blade.

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don clement
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Re: Shaping metal without milling or using lathe??? new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5658894 - 02/02/13 08:42 PM

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do they make bimetal blades that fit the 4x6, I know the 7x12 will take the .035 thk bimetal blade.




I use a Starrett 14-18tpi bi-metal blade cat no 99188-05-04-1/2 on my 4x6 bandsaw.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/64-5-5-4-5-x-1-2-x14-18-M42-Bimetal-Band-Saw-Blade-/1... 14-18 pitch is too fine for Aluminum. Works really well on SS though.

Don Clement


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Re: Shaping metal without milling or using lathe??? new [Re: whirlpoolm51]
      #5659614 - 02/03/13 09:43 AM

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I also hinted to the wife when we were at harbor freight about the large horizontal/vertical metal cutting bandsaw!!! only 250 for the 4" x 6" model!!! the 1 hp 7x12" hydrolic feeed one sitting right next to it is mighty tempting thought but the price isnt!!! hahaha



The 4x6 bandsaw is a great tool at a reasonable price, I've owned one for at least 10 years and use it constantly. More recently I purchased a 7x12 but have had a lot of trouble with it breaking blades (see earlier in this topic).


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Re: Shaping metal without milling or using lathe??? [Re: don clement]
      #5659709 - 02/03/13 10:45 AM

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do they make bimetal blades that fit the 4x6, I know the 7x12 will take the .035 thk bimetal blade.




I use a Starrett 14-18tpi bi-metal blade cat no 99188-05-04-1/2 on my 4x6 bandsaw.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/64-5-5-4-5-x-1-2-x14-18-M42-Bimetal-Band-Saw-Blade-/1... 14-18 pitch is too fine for Aluminum. Works really well on SS though.

Don Clement




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