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Old 06-24-2014, 11:35 PM
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Seems Enco does not carry the Starrett 5' 4 1/2", 1/2" wide, .025 thick, 10-14 band saw blades anymore. Anyone know any place I can find them?
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:30 AM
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I know MSC has Lennox Diemaster and I think Starrett blades as well in that size. I recently got a Lennox 10-14t.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:13 AM
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Just bought 240-4930 -- nice 10/14 blades!

Irwin -- not cheap, but cutting everything from 6061 to 4340 with it.
List $27.99 Sale $14.99, snagged a 20% off & free ship $11.99

Check back in a year for full feedback, but nice blade (someone here recommended them... sorry, don't remember who)
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:07 AM
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Just bought 240-4930 -- nice 10/14 blades!

Irwin -- not cheap, but cutting everything from 6061 to 4340 with it.
List $27.99 Sale $14.99, snagged a 20% off & free ship $11.99

Check back in a year for full feedback, but nice blade (someone here recommended them... sorry, don't remember who)
Ordered 6. Think it was Dubby that gave the recommendation. Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:11 AM
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Interesting, I ordered 4 from enco not a month ago.

edit: I recant my statement. After looking at invoice I got the irwins mentioned for the price mentioned on sale and free shipping for spending enough money.
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I need to order some myself... I've been having my own 6T made here in town but I'm just to the point of tired of it. Matter of fact, I'm sick of replacing blades altogether and really starting to eye some of the high-dollar, heavy-duty ones. My biggest fear there is that I'll end up in the same position--the metal breaks long before the teeth wear out
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:53 AM
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I need to order some myself... I've been having my own 6T made here in town but I'm just to the point of tired of it. Matter of fact, I'm sick of replacing blades altogether and really starting to eye some of the high-dollar, heavy-duty ones. My biggest fear there is that I'll end up in the same position--the metal breaks long before the teeth wear out
Unlike you, I cut 99% steel with mine. The last one broke, as is normal, after the 6-9 months life span. I do a blade tension adjustment about every month or two. Use mine 2-3 times a week. I use the stick lube at least every time I make a cut.

Mine is an Enco branded saw. It does cut square up until a day or so before it breaks. All in all, the saw has performed well for me. Still looking for a better quality saw at my auctions. Saw several over the years, but it seems I am too cheap to get a better saw.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:49 PM
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Chris,

I could really use a nice 8" round capacity band saw.... Nothing like keeping drops at 35# for fixtures (I could slice in half, if I hand a band saw, but size is good as it doesn't move around!)

Best part... two of them go into one flat rate box when I'm done.
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Chris,

I could really use a nice 8" round capacity band saw.... Nothing like keeping drops at 35# for fixtures (I could slice in half, if I hand a band saw, but size is good as it doesn't move around!)

Best part... two of them go into one flat rate box when I'm done.
Lathe with a parting tool?
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Lathe with a parting tool?
That's a lot of material to part off--would take a pretty substantial machine to do it efficiently. Biggest problem would be the hangout of the parting blade...

Here's a couple pics of my solution for holding short crops in the saw. When a piece of material gets too short to grab in the vise I weld a short piece of angle or tube to it as an extension--works like a charm and the piece goes back on the rack with the angle attached till there's another need for it...
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