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Hi, I've heard really good things about your Woodslicer blades and after reading your info find that I'm confused! I have a Jet, 18" bandsaw that calls for a 137" blade. In your PDF it seems that the 1/2" blade would be as good and maybe even better than the 3/4". I'm currently using another brand 3/4" but would you recommend the 1/2" for resawing?

Thanks in advance.
John G. Eugster



We've only sold the 3/4" wide Wood Slicer for the past few years. The 1/2" Wood Slicer has been the blade our customers have used quite happily for close to 20 years. The 3/4" band became available and we offer it as a choice to our customers with larger capacity saws who kept requesting a wider Wood Slicer band for their machines. The 1/2" & 3/4" bands are identical in every respect except for width.

Our tests on a Delta 14" saw with a riser kit showed that the 3/4" Wood Slicer performed exactly the same as the 1/2" wide Wood Slicer. You can spend more money on the wider Wood Slicer, but you may find the 1/2" works just as well as the 3/4". If the Wood Slicer is new to you, whether it is the 1/2" or 3/4" wide blade, after you’ve used it and it comes time to replace it, you could consider switching to the other width as a trial. You can then compare how your saw cut with the new width blade, versus the history of previous width blade. This benchmark for your own saw will help you determine which blade width to stick with. For those who haven’t yet purchased a Wood Slicer, you may want to start with the 1/2" width blade (hey, it costs less) and once dull, splurge on the 3/4" and note if the extra cost translates into a worthwhile increase in cutting performance on your saw.

Ed Scent
Highland Woodworking


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