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  • #16
    Oops,

    I ordered the ABS 320 B
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Checkered Flag
      Oops,

      I ordered the ABS 320 B
      WOW !!! That is one nice saw.
      To all who contribute to this board.
      My sincere thanks , Pete.

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      • #18
        do yourself a favor. order some quality bi-metal blades NOW.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Blown S-10
          do yourself a favor. order some quality bi-metal blades NOW.

          Why do you say that?
          Two Dynasty 350's with Wireless pedals
          Victor O/A
          Profax 250 weld positioner
          Bridgeport mill
          Logan Turret lathe
          RMD tubing bender
          Enco vertical saw
          Baileigh Auto cold saw
          IR 80 Gal dual stage compressor
          Misc Fab equipment

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Checkered Flag
            Why do you say that?
            You wouldn't ask that if you'd ever made a few cuts with the blade supplied with most cheaper band-saws, then changed to a bi-metal blade. It will make you want to throw rocks at anything else! The standard issue blades work (kinda) but once you use a bi-metal, you'll never want to go back!
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            • #21
              frank865 ?

              Frank.I made a few cuts with my 9742 today and it cuts good sq. Was wondering if the blade the shipped it with was bi metal i bought some bi metal and was wondering if i should swap blades and try one i,m test cutting 2x2 3/16 angle and 3x3 1/4 tube.any suggestion on what blade too use i have 8/12 a 10/14 and a 14/18 all bi metal.thanks
              BB402D
              TB300D
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              MM250X
              MAXSTAR140
              S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
              HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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              • #22
                Originally posted by admweld
                Frank.Imade a few cuts with my 9742 today and it cuts good sq. Was wondering if the blade the shipped it with was bi metal i bought some bi metal and was wondering if i should swap blades and try one i,m test cutting 2x2 3/16 angle and 3x3 1/4 tube.any suggestion on what blade too use i have 8/10 a 10/12 and a 14/16 all bi metal.thanks
                If it works good for you, stay with it, it will dull fairly quickly though, when you replace it, use a bi-metal & you'll see the difference. I wouldn't take off a blade that was doing good. It's just that when it quits doing good the bi-metal will make you happier!
                The rule I've always heard on blade selection is, keep 2 teeth in the work, so for 1/4" wall tube the 8/10 would be best. For all around general work I'd use the 10/12 & the 12/16 for thin stuff. HTH
                Congratulations on the new saw!!!!!
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                Lincoln 200SA Diesel
                O/A Set
                Century 250A/C-D/C BuzzBox
                1.5 kVA Spot Welder
                Phoenix Electrode Conditioning Oven

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                My own shop since 1981

                Cya Frank

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                • #23
                  frank, these are the sizes i edited them in my post i made a mistake on teeth.But i get the idea.
                  BB402D
                  TB300D
                  DIMENSION652
                  MM250X
                  MAXSTAR140
                  S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
                  HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by frank865
                    You wouldn't ask that if you'd ever made a few cuts with the blade supplied with most cheaper band-saws, then changed to a bi-metal blade. It will make you want to throw rocks at anything else! The standard issue blades work (kinda) but once you use a bi-metal, you'll never want to go back!

                    yep. there really is a difference.

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                    • #25
                      A good rule of thumb for sizing saw blades is that no more then 18 teeth should be cutting metal at one time. (when cutting solid flatstock) If you run more steel then the blade is designed for the teeth's grooves fill up with shavings and your blade will wear out much faster as the teeth cannot cut properly the entire length. I got this info from an Amada service technician.

                      a good link for reference

                      http://www.tungstentool.com/pitch.html

                      Why do I know this? By day I'm a maintenance tech at a heavy fabrication plant. We have a dozen horizontal bandsaws of various brands that I service along with too many other pieces of fabrication equipment. By night I'm a hobbiest fabricator.

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                      • #26
                        Pivot head saws

                        Any problems with the pivoting head style bandsaws? I seem to need square cuts one minutes and miters the next. Constant vise changes are getting tiresome. Pivoting style might be the answer?

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                        • #27
                          good saw so far.

                          Tomsky, for the price on the saw i got i,m very impressed with the entire saw it works great i cut some 45 deg. miters in 3x3x1/4 tube steel and there right on the money.
                          BB402D
                          TB300D
                          DIMENSION652
                          MM250X
                          MAXSTAR140
                          S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
                          HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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                          • #28
                            I've had the Homier version of the Grizzly saw for a while now. It's a decent saw for the money. I have trouble keeping mine cutting accurately. The thin blade tends to want to wander around in the cut.

                            I also have an Ellis 1600 and there truely is no comparison. Both saws have swivel heads, but the Ellis is just plain awesome. It cuts smoothly, quickly and accurately each and every time.

                            I'm going to hold onto the Homier and hopefully get it dialed in a bit better. It's much more compact which is a big plus in a small shop. The only other problem I've had with the Homier is the vise sometimes does not want to engage or pops back as pressure is applied.
                            David W.
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                            • #29
                              cuts today on 4" c channel 5.4lbs/ft

                              made a bunch of cuts on channel today and this is not bad for the money it,s a lot easier to sq stuff up with these cuts.Compared too me free hand cutting w/ my plasma cutter i should have bought one of these sooner
                              BB402D
                              TB300D
                              DIMENSION652
                              MM250X
                              MAXSTAR140
                              S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
                              HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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                              • #30
                                I use a 10t bi metal for almost everything i cut except my train bridges they are a 14t carbon. I just broke my blade after 1,500 cuts. Here is the last of this bridge...Bob
                                http://www.countrysaw.com/ is where i get my blades
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                                Bob Wright

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