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    Hi all, we have an atlas/craftsman horizontal bandsaw. It is a good little saw but it is getting hard to find blades that will hold up. I have tried the ones from sears but they are poor quality. The teeth are bad and dull rapidly. The ones I could get before from them lasted a long while. I have tried others too but even though the quality is good the blades break in the weld. I'm sure this is because the blades are .025" instead of the .020" that is recommended in the manual. Do any of you have a good source of blades for this saw? The blades are 1/2" x 60". The saw is a model 108.22921. I would be grateful for any help, thanks.

  • #2
    Hi Chips,
    http://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/p...products_id/34

    Choose the 5 foot long X .020" thickness bimetal lennox diemaster.
    I have the exact same saw that I've modified a bit.
    Mike Green

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MGREEN View Post
      Hi Chips,
      http://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/p...products_id/34

      Choose the 5 foot long X .020" thickness bimetal lennox diemaster.
      I have the exact same saw that I've modified a bit.
      I concur. Lenox Diemaster

      I will add you want to have ideally between 6-12 in cut at any time, and
      at the extreme never less than 3 teeth and never more than 24 teeth, if
      you do you will strip teeth.

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      • #4
        What material are you cutting?

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        • #5
          http://www.lenoxtools.com/Pages/Home.aspx

          http://www.lenoxtools.com/Pages/BladeSelector.aspx

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          • #6
            Mike
            how about posting your mods so the rest of us owners can benifit
            George from Conyers Ga.
            Remember
            The early bird gets the worm, BUT it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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            • #7
              You may want to take a look Haltbar band saw blades. Quick delivery and good quality blades.
              if you can't take criticism, do the right thing.

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              • #8
                I just get the Lenox from MSC, but someone else might be cheaper.

                The blades eventually break, unless they get dull first, but that's life.

                Do all the Atlas take the same size? I have a 4353, and IIRC it takes a 62" blade.
                1601

                Keep eye on ball.
                Hashim Khan

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                • #9
                  Hi George,
                  See this thread from a while back
                  http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...ghlight=mgreen

                  Recently, I made a new bronze bushing for the upper wheel and I have ordered new tires for
                  both wheels.
                  When I get them I'll mount them and report back.
                  Mike Green

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                  • #10
                    Regarding tires for these saws. I replaced mine with flat vacuum cleaner belts I got at ACE Hardware two years ago and they are still working great. Best part is they only cost a couple of bucks each.

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                    • #11
                      THANKS everyone, I am very grateful for all the information. Mike thanks for the info. on your saw. I am cutting mild steel, thick wall rounds 3/16 -1/4", flats 3/16 - 1/4" and tubing 1/8 - 1/4".

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                      • #12
                        Better get the finest blade then.... to keep 3 in the cut at 1/8", the pitch can't be over 0.040".

                        You can cut bigger with fine teeth, but you need to slow the feed a bunch. I've cut 4" with a 10 tooth blade.

                        You cannot cut thinner with big teeth, no matter what. Not without risk, and very careful hand feeding of the blade. I say that only because I know you "can do it", but it's not remotely recommended.
                        1601

                        Keep eye on ball.
                        Hashim Khan

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                          Better get the finest blade then.... to keep 3 in the cut at 1/8", the pitch can't be over 0.040".

                          You can cut bigger with fine teeth, but you need to slow the feed a bunch. I've cut 4" with a 10 tooth blade.

                          You cannot cut thinner with big teeth, no matter what. Not without risk, and very careful hand feeding of the blade. I say that only because I know you "can do it", but it's not remotely recommended.
                          Yeah that is the challenge with narrow blade your pitch choices are limited. I started out
                          with a small 4x6 Jet Bandsaw 1/2 blade ran Lenox Diemaster's, then picked up an almost
                          new 7x12 Jet ran that into the ground with production cutting while I was running my
                          welding business, when that machine was spending as much time being rebuilt as it was
                          cutting I again upgraded to an Ellis 1600, that 1" wide blade gives me a lot a pitch choices
                          and a solid machine to cut with, Those little saws really go through blades. You do have
                          to be willing to change blades though if you go between solids or heavy wall and thin wall
                          stuff. I mostly cut solids and heavy sections, recently got a 2-3 pitch blade for cutting 6
                          inch solid round and solid square aluminum for a good friend of mine who is building a
                          opposed piston 2-stoke engine. He also just put a turbo on his Banshee.

                          I digress, Chip, I do not know what you are cutting most just keep in mind with the 1/2"
                          blade you are very limited in what you can cut with them. Nature of the beast. We all
                          have to start somewhere. if you start getting into bigger cuts you might want to see
                          about upgrading your saw. Also making your own band saw is a good shop project if
                          you have the time.

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                          • #14
                            You should check on haltbar . They have wide selection of band saw blades.
                            if you can't take criticism, do the right thing.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks again everyone, I will be checking with these places. I would think about upgrading the saw but it only sees use like this, maybe once in five years or so.

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