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Old 07-31-2013, 05:07 PM
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Diamond bandsaw blades

I searched the archives and spent the day calling around.
I'm looking for a source for 93.5 x 1/4" blades.

The only supplier I have found for this size is Denver glass machinery. I'm sure they don't manufacture the blade themselves. I'm in the middle of a job that requires literally thousands of cuts that can only be achieved using a bandsaw. I will go thru some blades for this job and would love to find a better source with possible multi blade discounts.

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:29 PM
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Did you try North Jersey Diamond?
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I have been pleased with the blades that I have gotten from these folks.

http://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/b...and-saw-blades
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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Thanks

I tried jersey diamond and although they don't normally sell bandsaw blades Mark said he would look into for me. Still it would be weeks out.

Bandsaw direct only sell 1/2" I really need 1/4" for this application.
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Are diamond bandsaw blades welded like normal metal/wood bandsaw blades?

Seems like the process would have to be slightly more precise to avoid having a bump or divot at the weld, since the diamond is more continuous and less textured than saw teeth.

But I wonder if there's somewhere that would sell a bunch of 1/4" diamond coil stock, and then you could take it to your local bandsaw guys and have them weld it for you.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:23 PM
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Sky,
I don't know of anyone that makes a 1/4" bandsaw blade. How thick a piece do you need to cut? And how many? I believe most Ring Saws only have a 1.5" throat height, and at that thickness I think it would be really slow going.

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Are diamond bandsaw blades welded like normal metal/wood bandsaw blades?

Seems like the process would have to be slightly more precise to avoid having a bump or divot at the weld, since the diamond is more continuous and less textured than saw teeth.

But I wonder if there's somewhere that would sell a bunch of 1/4" diamond coil stock, and then you could take it to your local bandsaw guys and have them weld it for you.
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have you tried www.kentsupplies.com they list a 94.1" X 1/3" for $146.
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www.ukam.com/diamond_band_saw_blades.htm
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