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Old 12-11-2016, 12:01 AM
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I needed to order a few new band saw blades for the little 4x6 saw, so went to MSC and tried to log in with my Enco info. NADA!! First bad sign. Then created an account with MSC and looked up the blades. I am looking for the Starrett 64 1/2" 10-14 bi-metal. Price is $49.22. I used to get them from Enco for around $18.

I can buy them off Ebay for $25.95 So much for the old Enco prices.
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I needed to order a few new band saw blades for the little 4x6 saw, so went to MSC and tried to log in with my Enco info. NADA!! First bad sign. Then created an account with MSC and looked up the blades. I am looking for the Starrett 64 1/2" 10-14 bi-metal. Price is $49.22. I used to get them from Enco for around $18.

I can buy them off Ebay for $25.95 So much for the old Enco prices.
I purchase a $20 chinese one in that size for my smaller bandsaw and that blade works as good as the expensive ones. was very happy

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Are these the blades? (my price at MSC)
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I purchase a $20 chinese one in that size for my smaller bandsaw and that blade works as good as the expensive ones. was very happy. Bi Metal Bandsaw Blade 18 TPI Threads Per Inch
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:55 AM
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Are these the blades? (my price at MSC)
Those are the right ones, but wrong maker. I tried one Starrett and decided it wasn't worth the cost. The Lenox is decent and the Irwin are iffy. Iffy everything goes okay, they'll cut a bit longer than most. There's no guarantee.

I've been buying Morse blades from McMaster-Carr and seem to get about the best life out of them if I keep them waxed and the rollers covered in snot. I don't break blade teeth off, the whole thing develops stress cracks and eventually snaps. Cleanup and removal/installation is nasty, but it seems to get me a bit more cut time (~180 cuts per blade 1.25" aluminum round vs ~150 without the wax).


Link to McMaster blade listing *didn't work as planned. You'll still have to filter it down to proper length 64 1/2", 1/2" wide.
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For the Starrett my price is $26.99 If I log out the price is $49.22
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When I made my new account it was made as a X Enco account holder.
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When I made my new account it was made as a X Enco account holder.
So how did yo do that? Did you have to call and have them set it up?
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Yes I called them to bitch about their so called low prices
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Yes I called them to bitch about their so called low prices
Guess I'll have to do that. Thanks.
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