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How to Choose Bandsaw Blades

Make your bandsaw perform like a champ by using the correct blade for each task.

 Learn to coil a bandsaw blade for easy storage.

A bandsaw will make many cuts with precision and speed—when equipped with the right blade for the application. But which blade for which task? Before we answer, you need to know how different attributes of a bandsaw blade affect the cut.


Read reviews of bandsaws, blades, and accessories. Bandsaw blades differ in thickness, width, length, and tooth configuration. Length varies by machine, but the size of your saw’s wheels typically determines thickness and width: Smaller machines (9–12" wheels) need thinner blades to prevent breaking the welds. They also accept only narrow blades, often 12
" or less. Larger saws usually can handle thicker and wider blades with no issues.

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