Good bandsaw blade for cutting 1" mild steel?

I would like to get a good bandsaw blade for cutting mild steel. At
present, the blade that came with my Jet 5x6 is akin to using a dinner
knife on pine.
Any favorites?
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Louis Ohland
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I've had very good luck with a Morse blade from Grainger. We used to rub the teeth off of the carbon blades and the thinner blades. I decided to try the .035 weight blade. We've had the same blade on for well over a year.
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DanG
See how the .025 blade does.
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Louis Ohland
Lennox Bimetal blades are #1, with Starrett bimetal blades a distant 2nd.
A 14/10T or a regular 14T with "raker" tooth forms, would be appropriate.
A smaller tooth count...such as 14, 16T or 18T will last longer, work better on thin stuff, but cut slower.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
Starrett Hard-Back:
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Richard J Kinch
That import stuff is the next thing to banding iron. Get a good Lenox bimetal blade. 14 TPI should work, you might be able to go coarser and/or get some of the fancier tooth forms if this is a production thing and cutting speed is an item of interest. I keep 14, 18 and 24 TPI blades on hand, one pitch just doesn't do it all. Cutting wax stick helps with some of the tougher stuff.
Stan
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stans4
The OP said bandsaw and 1" mild steel.
Use a 6/10 or 8/12 blade.
I use a 6/10 balde permanently on my import 5x6 bandsaw. For material less than 5/8" in diameter, I use a hacksaw.
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
Mark Rand wrote: >>> I would like to get a good bandsaw blade for cutting mild steel.
I got the Lennox Powermatrix II 10-14 TPI blade. When it gets here, we'll see the results.
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Louis Ohland

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