Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade Reviews and Kudos!
We recently received these comments from our woodworking customers and we're so proud of our Wood Slicer band saw blade that we wanted to share them with you:
I recently purchased a 3/4 inch Wood Slicer blade. It certainly is everything you claimed it to be. My 18 inch bandsaw always frustrated me. I was never sure if it was the blade, the fence, or the guides. The saw now performs as it should, at a much lower decibel than before. The blade set-up instructions are informative and well written in layman's terms. Thank you for a quality product. — Dennis
The Wood Slicer is a dream and certainly lives up to its reputation!! WishI had been using it earlier in life. Thanks, — David King
I just recently purchased your wood slicer 3/4" resaw blade and it is great. I mean for the price, it beats the heck out of my 1" carbide blade. Thanks, — Mike
Several weeks ago I purchased a 1/2" X 105" Woodslicer bandsaw blade from your company for my Grizzly G0555 band saw with riser block. I have used this saw set up per Carl Bilderback's 2006 article in Popular Woodworking. I cannot be more pleased with this blade's performance! I have read all of your set up instructions and comments about the Woodslicer and find them all true except for one item. You fail to mention that this blade seems to self feed. Happy, Happy in Troy, OH — Jerry
Received my Wood Slicer order yesterday, installed it today and it ran beautifully. Best blade I've ever had. Where have you guys been all my life? — Jerry
Do I have a bone to pick with you! Your Wood Slicer 1/2 inch Resaw Bandsaw Blade that I just purchased works exactly as advertised. I followed your instructions and either I got lucky or they were correct but I couldn't help but smile as I resawed through lengths of some gnarly 6" red oak that gave the previous blade fits. I'm not sure it even needs a cursory pass through the planer as the cut is so clean. Seriously, thanks for the great product. I have never written to compliment a company before but these cuts were sooo nice I had to let you know. — Steve
Just got a 1/2" Wood Slicer for a project. Put it on, re-tuned the band saw and POW! Right out of the box I'm slicing off veneers of hard maple that measure consistently .030". I'm impressed, gentlemen. The blade is everything it's cracked up to be, sharp, consistent, quiet and it leaves a surface that a couple strokes of a scraper will take care of. I'll be back for more. — Doug F
I am amazed at the difference between the Wood Slicer and my old blade. The Wood Slicer is fantastic. I used it on my not-so-top-of-the-range 14 inch Chinese Band Saw to cut 80mm wide Pink Beech into 8mm slices. It is like using a top end machine...the blade went through the beech like a hot knife through butter. I was going to buy a better band saw but now this one has a new lease of life. Thanks a lot! — Graham
Highland Woodworking, I would like to thank your company for sending me my Wood Slicer Blade so promptly! The blade is outstanding. It does everything you have advertised it would do. It is much quieter than its competition, the cut is smoother, and it cuts very straight. I cut a 1/16" slice of purple heart off a four inch block very easily. — Thanks, Doug
I had to tell you how pleased I am with this saw blade. I was skeptical but also hopeful. This saw blade is as good as you claim. I resaw wood for my scroll saw projects and have had a difficult time in the past trying to sand out the back side. I used hard maple for my first test and was impressed. It only needed a light sanding. Thank you again. — Paul Longawa
I must say I could not believe the way my new Wood Slicer saw blade cut through a 10" birch log. I have used several other types of blades and I am able to cut up a whole 48" x 10" log in less time with these blades than it took to make one cut with the others. Thank you for having such a great product. — Lloyd Gibson
Primarily I'm a turner and bought a bandsaw to cut the corners off blocks but also planned to use the tool for other tasks. Struggling with the factory blade and other blades purchased I found that "drift" was more like "undertow" and that resawing for segmented turnings was more like a wasteful way to check the grain direction. I decided to take one last chance before selling the expensive paperweight, and I purchased the Wood Slicer blade. I couldn't believe the feed rate and accuracy. I literally felt sick. Why did I wait so long to buy one? Why did I put up with a tool that made it harder to work rather than easier? I had wasted more wood than the blade cost. I would say to anyone that is struggling with their bandsaw .... stop and call. — Mike
Ordered one of your Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blades last week for my 14" Delta. It arrived in 2 days. Got a chance to resaw a bunch of red oak today and it cut through the 7in red oak like butter.Thanks for the super fast shipping and a great product. — Chris LeLong
I used to cuss my bandsaw every time that I tried to do any resawing, however I bought a Wood Slicer blade last year and it wasn't the band saw that was the problem, it was the inferior band saw blades that I was using. The Wood Slicer worked right out of the box the first time, it is sharp, quiet and very smooth cutting, the best ever. — Jeffrey Murray
I purchased one of these blades several months ago but it was just lately that I installed it on my Jet 18” band saw. I did a resaw on some cherry from 1” down to 1/2” and you could have knocked me over with a feather. I have never had a band saw blade that cut so easy and straight, with such little effort. I did 6 or 7 more pieces of cherry just to make sure I was not dreaming. In the past I have had so much trouble trying to get a good cut while resawing that I was about to abandon the band saw. I had been using my table saw but that wastes so much wood due to the thicker blade. Just had to let you guys know how satisfied I am with this blade. I am going to buy another just to have on hand. — Don Emmerling
I received the wood slicer blades I ordered several weeks ago. This week I needed to cut some 3 inch Red Oak, 10 inches wide. I was surprised how awesome it cut with just one pass through the drum sander! — Kenneth H.
Probably most of us think of the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade in terms of re-sawing fine lumber for things like furniture or musical instruments, but I gave one a new life over the weekend: I was building a rustic outdoor staircase using halved utility pole sections for treads. I mounted up a Wood Slicer that I'd previously "retired", and it went through those 10 inch diameter sections like gas through a funnel! What a great blade! — Peter
Six months ago I purchased your Wood Slicer blade for my 14” bandsaw but I never got around to putting it on my saw. Today I was cutting some 7” stock with my old blade and was very frustrated that I couldn't get a quality cut. I was about to give up when I decided to put the Wood Slicer on and try one more time. I was completely shocked by the results. The saw tracked perfectly, it took no effort to push the stock, there was no bowing, and the finish cut was very smooth. My bandsaw has never given me results like this in the past even when I tried numerous other new blades. I don't know how you did it, but you have a truly terrific product. Thank you! — Kipp Lanman
I just received your 3/4" resawing blade. Wow that thing is awesome!! I think I'll throw away all my other blades. — Gil Blais
I have owned 4 band saws since 1948. And none has been totally satisfactory for re-sawing, including my current Heavy Duty 17" floor model — until now. I recently saw your Wood Slicer Blade and warily bought ONE. I had been using a good solid 1" X 3T blade, which did OK but nothing special. I had some doubts about your narrower and thinner blade, but I was willing to try it. I did — on a Russian Olive limb. I could not believe the first cut!!! Effortless. Smooth. Straight. Perfect!!!! I have rarely acquired any tool that lived up to its hype this well. It is the best bandsaw blade I have ever used! I am well pleased. Thank you for this wonderful product. — Rob Smith
I just tried my first Wood Slicer. It will not be the last. I am amazed at the quality of cut. – Skip Evans
I've been using the Wood Slicer for a few years, and of course it's awesome. I also bought your Woodturners Bandsaw Blade. It cut through dried walnut like butter. I haven't tried it on green wood yet, but I will soon. I have some green walnut that I need to turn into bowl blanks. Can't wait to see how it works! – Larry
Just purchased the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade from you folks. WOW!! Amazing blade at an amazing price. – Home Construction & Improvement
I thought I would write and say that I really enjoy dealing with Highland Woodworking. A few days ago I spoke by phone with a representative from Highland. I had questions with regard to my bandsaw (Delta 14" 1 HP) having enough go power to do re-sawing of veneer. I was assured that it did, provided it was tuned up properly, had a good quality blade and to watch my feed rate. He then suggested that I use the Wood Slicer 1/2" blade. So I ordered two of the blades, tuned up the saw and installed one on the saw. Checked the drift, set up my fence and began slicing off perfect 3/32" veneers. I could not be happier. Highland Woodworking is now my go to place to shop. Thank you — Larry Kemp
I just received the 105" X 3/4" Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. The first thing I did was put it on my bandsaw and finish re-sawing wood for my next project. I have never had a blade that cut so quickly and cleanly as your product. The first cut I made left no saw marks on a 5" piece of mahogany. This is very impressive! Excellent product and service. Thanks — Kevin
@highlandwood Just put my wood slicer on my bandsaw and can't believe how good it cuts...like butter. Good work guys! #woodslicer – @bloodsweatdust
I needed to share my experience with you and wanted to say the blade FAR exceeded my expectations. It is an excellent blade and I'm very happy I saw it advertised on the Highland Woodworking site and glad I was able to purchase it. Thanks for selling a great product. It makes me that much more confident in any of my future purchases from Highland Woodworking. — Thanks, David Brady
A few days ago I received my wood slicer blade and talk about a happy man, I am one. I have a 14 inch rigid band saw and have had it for several years with little of no use. I was never happy with the way it cut or for that matter there wasn't a lot I liked about it. I just keep it around to do those things I couldn't do with a table saw. I have used it more these past few days than I did in the past several months. Its almost like I have a new band saw. The ease of cutting wood is now a pleasure where is use to be a pain in the butt. You have a winner with the wood slicer. I have never done any wood slicing, since I knew the band saw couldn't handle it with the blades I have been using. I plan on using the wood slicer for all my band saw needs in the future. — Tom G.
Just wanted to drop you folks a note and tell you how please I am with my new Wood Slicer band saw blade. I had a chance to use the new blade today when resawing some red oak. All of the great comments others have said about this blade are true! It cut quickly, cleanly and straight, even on my 20 year old imported band saw! My only regret is that I didn't purchase this blade earlier. You can be certain I will brag up this blade on the wood working forums! — Lewis K.
So it's been 20 plus years since I bought my 9" Delta band saw. I was really looking forward to having a saw to do shapes and just take a nick off a block of wood. So for 20 years it sat on my bench and I NEVER EVER was able to make the slightest bit of a straight cut with it. I tightened, loosened, searched the web. You name it, I tried it. Mostly it just sat there taking up space. I saw your demo for the wood slicer blade and thought that might be the trick but you only go down to 70.5". THEN I saw the Rikon 10" bandsaw on sale, watched the video demo and I bought it as well as the wood slicer blade. It arrived today. I set her up and made the prettiest STRAIGHT cut with it. Yippee! I showed it to the old Delta, and told it THIS IS THE WAY TO CUT WOOD, but it wasn't impressed. Finally I'm going to be able to use a band saw! Thank You! — Bob M.
Today my life changed for the better, I received my new Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. A year ago a friend did some resawing for me on his saw. I saw the avenues that were opened by the ability to resaw. I purchased a riser block and have experimented with mixed results in resawing. This blade makes it possible for even a guy like me to resaw in my shop. I followed the set up instructions and tried it out to my shrieks of joy. This product delivers. Thank you so much, I look forward to exploring others products in your catalogue. So nice to buy a product that does what it says it will do and this adds an important aspect to my woodworking and furniture building. — Loren W.
Finally had a chance to try your Woodslicer blade on a project and I am thrilled with the results. I am not in the habit of writing product reviews, nor of passing along glowing recommendations for very many things. I am not testing these under ideal circumstances... my bandsaw is over 40 years old, underpowered and often gives me the results that you might expect from such a machine. Your blades have brought me renewed confidence in resawing! It's the same saw, the same setup, and the same old woodworker... yet the results are significantly better. Every bit as good as your company claims them to be! And the single page, Practical Guide to Successful Resawing, that is included with the blades, is very helpful as well. Thank you for such a wonderful product. — Tom M.
Hey Guys, just a note to let you know how thrilled I am with the new wood slicer blade you sent. Cuts straighter and smoother than anything I've ever used. Only one problem, I can't tell my jointed edge from the cut edge! Thanks again for another quality tool. — Doug C.
I bought one of your 3/4 inch WOOD SLICER Blades for my Band Saw...I set it up yesterday and the calibration was done in about 2 minutes, unlike the hours of issues I have had with two previous blades from your competitors...I was re-sawing some basswood for my Epilog Laser to do some of my laser art with your Wood Slicer Blade and it was like cutting like butter and very clean. This is one of the finest blades I have ever used. — Roland Brown
Just got my new Wood Slicer blade, set it up and "O-My-God" what a difference. My old blade had 11/16" drift in 8 inches. This one, I set it up straight and it resaws straight. Thank you very much. Really enjoyable. Cuts like going through butter. I've never had a blade cut so good. Ever. — Ron Klingler
This is just a quick note to tell you how satisfied I am with the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade I bought from you. Though it was somewhat of a chore to bring it to Brazil, it was worth all the effort. It cuts fast and makes a very thin kerf. Resawing has never been so pleasant. Next time I'm in the U.S., I plan to get other sizes. I would like to visit your shop in Atlanta. Thank you. — Fernando G
I normally don't write letters, but I received a Wood Slicer band saw blade from you yesterday and put it on my 14 in band saw. Boy was I impressed! 1/64" slices out of 8/4" Red Oak like butter. A super light sanding and ready for finish! What a great band saw blade! — Bob M., Nebraska
I purchased two of the 1/2" Wood Slicer bandsaw blades about which you brag.
Well, you don't brag enough. Incredible! — Harold H., Trabuco Canyon, CA
I wanted to comment on your Wood Slicer bandsaw blades. Anyone wanting to re-saw lumber, contact Highland Woodworking. I ordered my second wood slicer while resawing Oak for my Grandchildrens Jewlery Boxes. I've never seen anything like them!!! And, way to go Highland!!
It arrived at my home as fast as they cut.!!! Great blade and fast service. I'm sure glad I found a great blade and a fantastic Company to Deal with.
Thank you HIGHLAND!!!!! — Bill Stoelk, Basin, Wyoming
Just thought I would take a minute to drop you folks a note regarding my experience w/ your Wood Slicer band saw blade—It certainly has lived up to the pre-purchase accolades your sales rep mentioned while I was on the phone—I've used it to slice veneer about 2/32" thick—and to cut the top free from the bottom of the box I am making—Thanks for a terrific product. — Barrie Beaver, Sussex, NJ
I just recently purchased a Wood Slicer band saw blade for my Grizzly 14" G0555 band saw and I have to say that this blade is absolutely unreal. I have never in my life seen a blade to equal this one and I first used a band saw approximately 50 years ago. I am cutting hardwood to a thickness of 1/16" with no saw marks and no additional sanding or finishing of any kind required prior to gluing. Very little finishing is necessary prior to applying a final finish. The speed of cut with this bandsaw blade on either soft or hard wood has probably doubled, I have not timed it. I would hate to change back to an ordinary bandsaw blade but I certainly won't risk hurting this blade on ordinary work. Again, this bandsaw blade is incredible! — TC Goodner
I recently purchased three band saw blades for my 10 inch Inca 260, included in the purchase was a Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade. When I unwrapped it, I realized this was something special. I immediately installed the Wood Slicer, fired up the machine and started cutting 6 " X 6" White Oak rough stock. Results? WOW, is all I could say to myself. The cuts were so good I had to look twice to see the cut side from the machine planed face! What a blade, I have never been more pleased with a bandsaw blade and it's performance! — R. Simon
Hi. The Wood Slicer bandsaw blade you sent me is, in itself, a work of art. I was literally shocked when it cut through five inches of hard maple during a resaw attempt as if the proverbial hot knife through butter! Kudos to you and the manufacturer. I've used the broad hatchet in building my shave horse and really could not have done it without that wonderful tool. Thanks for your time. — David S.
I started using a 1/2" wide Wood Slicer bandsaw blade last night for the first time. What a joy to use! The first piece of 5" wide maple was resawn very easily. By the time I had cut a third piece of maple the edges produced were nearly as smooth as results achieved with a good jointer. The blade cut through a 2"wide knot without burn marks, negligible slowdown and very smooth results. I was extremely pleased with the results of the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. Thanks! — D.Williams.
I am not a big fan of the tool evaluations published in woodworking magazines. I wonder exactly who is buying the tools to equip the shops of these evaluators. Objectivity is elusive.
I am a semi-professional; I have a real job to support my habit, woodworker with a well equipped shop. I do a variety of styles of large case type furniture projects. Resawing has always been a problem for me. My band saw is standard Delta 14" with a 93 ½" blade. I have tried at least a half dozen types of bandsaw blades for resawing and always had marginal to dismal results.
I bit the bullet and purchased some of your Wood Slicer band saw blades. WOW! Greatest thing since pockets on shirts, sliced bread, and stuff like that. Thank you for a really great product that actually performs in my shop on my machine.— Ron P.
I purchased a 3/4" bandsaw blade for my Delta bandsaw a few months back and used your instructions on how to resaw effectively. I just wanted to tell you how blown away I am at the results. I took the time to set up my bandsaw and per your instructions, and soon was making beautiful bookmatched pieces. While your detailed instructions were terrific, I never thought the quality of the cut would be so good. With only a 1hp motor, it went through the cherry with ease. Less than a 1/16" through the planer is all that is required to smooth the surface. I am very impressed. Thank you!— Craig A.
I just shut down my shop for the night, and I feel obliged to drop you guys a line. I bought a 1/2" Woodslicer bandsaw blade yesterday and left it in my truck. I have a tendency to buy stuff and then forget about it. Well, this afternoon I started resawing stock for some faux panels on the side of a bookcase using my old standby bandsaw blade from the Orange bigbox. Darned if the saw didn't start choking on 6 inches of basswood--pathetic. I said some bad words and forged ahead. Absolutely butchered the stock, of course. The blade was screaming, the lights in the shop were flickering. It was really bad. Then I remembered my purchase, ran out to the parking lot and grabbed the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. I put it on and set up the guides, and kinda cleaned up the saw a bit. Spun up the DC, turned on the saw, and wowee! I spent the next forty-five minutes resawing various leftover hardwood scraps. I'm sold. I didn't think it was possible to get that smooth of a cut out of a bandsaw. — D. Petrides
I asked my wife for a Wood Slicer 1/2" bandsaw blade for Christmas. She did order it from you and gave it to me today after we got home from Christmas at other places. Of course I had to try it out very quickly which I did. Too bad I did not purchase a bandsaw blade from you a long time ago, it works very nice and does leave a smooth edge. My band saw only needs a little adjustment for the blade lead. As soon as I do that everything will be great and I will be looking for things to make that need lumber resawed. Thanks!— Steve M.
I purchased a new Rikon 14" 1 1/2 hp bandsaw last month. It came with a 5/8" bandsaw blade from Olson. I was quite happy with what the new band saw could do, compared to the old one I had. However, in doing a little research on which saw to buy, I kept coming across testimonials concerning a band saw blade I had never heard of--yours of course. So I decided to buy one for myself. I don't know how you do it, all I know is that everything you claim it can do, it does. Cuts smoother, quieter, faster than any other bandsaw blade I've tried. If your saw is setup right, you can resaw without the need for a drum sander. I'll be buying another blade real soon!— J.McQueen
Well my 5/8" resaw bandsaw blade finally broke after three or four years, it was time to try your Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. As you already know it does everything that you said and more. Everything I saw with it comes out the same, perfect. One light pass thorugh the planner or drum sander is all that's needed to make it smooth. And it is so smooth that on some things it could pass without sanding. It does take less power and is very quite. Keep up the good work!— Robert P.