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Duke Charleswor
12-25-2010, 03:15 AM
Steve After watching your execellant dvd on sub
hilt fighters. I was wondering about what size, and type your band saw blades were, you mentioned 10/ 14 teeth per inch (vari blades), and you seemed to be cutting faster thru 3/16" steel than I have ever been able to acheive with my powermactic bandsaw ,what speed were you using on your jet machine (sfm). with these blades?
Also you mentioned a new platen you had been using on your Bader (pyroceran), I believe. and where can we buy one? Thanks again for your most unselfish way of sharing your knowledge, and experience with us who are obsessed with knifemaking Duke

Go4it
12-25-2010, 10:52 PM
The best blades I have ever used are the lennox carbide blades. They are expensive, but last a good long time. I use them not just for cutting, but they are so sharp, they trim edges like nothing else I have used. A tremendous time saver and well worth the money.

JMHO

Steve
12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Steve After watching your execellant dvd on sub
hilt fighters. I was wondering about what size, and type your band saw blades were, you mentioned 10/ 14 teeth per inch (vari blades), and you seemed to be cutting faster thru 3/16" steel than I have ever been able to acheive with my powermactic bandsaw ,what speed were you using on your jet machine (sfm). with these blades?
Also you mentioned a new platen you had been using on your Bader (pyroceran), I believe. and where can we buy one? Thanks again for your most unselfish way of sharing your knowledge, and experience with us who are obsessed with knifemaking Duke

The band saw blade that I use is a Simonds bi-metal and is 1/2" wide and .035" thick and runs at 115 fpm.

I believe Beaumont Metal Works can help you with Pyrocearam, it's been a long time........

I'd like to try that Lennox carbide blade!

ARCustomKnives
12-28-2010, 03:10 PM
Tracy Mickley at USAKnifeMaker.com carries several sizes of PyroCeram for platen use. Great prices too.

I believe Ellis Knifeworks carries a few options as well.

Steve
12-28-2010, 10:02 PM
Thank you, I'd forgotten about Tracy having that. I'm getting old fast!

Duke Charleswor
12-29-2010, 04:35 PM
Thanks Steve ,and everyone for the info. on bandsaw blades and pyroceram platins
Duke

Steve
12-29-2010, 07:06 PM
Hey, hope it is of some help. Good luck!

Steve
04-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Here's a source for Pyroceram, too:

Greetings Brother Johnson

I have done some searching, through the usual sources, trying to find PYROCERAM with not much success.
I finally located a glass company on line that will custom cut any size desired in either 3/16" or 1/8"
I ordered 4 pieces of 2"x 7"x 3/16" Cost was $7.00 each plus shipping. Total for the order shipped Priority Mail to Alaska was $34.00.
Thought you might post the info on the Knife Network, I have tried to become a member but for some reason it does not like my computer!
www.FireGlassOnline.com You can order on line or by phone 217-242-2524
Have a great day

Ron

I checked Tracy Mickley's usaknifemaker.com site and he has a good listing for Pyroceram:
http://www.usaknifemaker.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=platen&x=0&y=0

Blueheeler
08-27-2012, 06:13 PM
I was wondering if anyone has a favorite supplier for the Simonds or The Lennox blades.
Thank You!
Chris

Steve
08-31-2012, 08:03 PM
I get my Simonds from Industrial Supply, Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. About $32-35.00, I believe. Of course most fo the Knife Supply outfits can help, might check them out, could give you a better price, you never know.
Call and tell them the length, # of teeth and thickness. Bi-metal, or not. If not Bi-metal, it won't last long. My blades are .035" thick with 10-14 tooth spacing.
Industrial Supply Co
1635 S 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(877) 757-5092

Blueheeler
09-04-2012, 05:57 PM
Thanks, Steve!
I'll give them a try!

Steve
09-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Good luck. Just call and tell them the length, # of teeth/inch and thickness. Bi-metal, or not. My blades are .035" thick with 10-14 teeth/in. spacing. Now, if you are a folder maker, or use 3/32" or thinner steel for blades, that 10-14 teeth/inch won't work, the steel will fit between the teeth and they will chip off. Get a finer tooth blade, ask the supplier for help if need be. Probably looking at 18 teeth/in., or so.