Bandsaw blade suppliers

Hi everyone
I have been using bandsaw blades from ChesterUK for my Chester H80
Bandsaw. Size of blade 1300 x0.63 x12.5mm. Who do you recomende for
replacement blades. I pay about =A38 per blade at Chester. I am looking
for long life over cheapest price. Cutting is 80% steel 20%
ali.Sections vary from 10 x10mm up to 100x100mm. What sort of blades
should I be using,and most inportantly how tight should I be running
the blade.? just tight enouth to stay on or as tight as I can get it?
Any help welcome.
Mike
Reply to
Mike cole
Loading thread data ...
In message , Mike cole writes
Mike, I use Lenox Diemaster 2 blades from J&L...
formatting link

Current price is about £14.50 + VAT but I am getting excellent life from them.
Regards,
Reply to
Pat
Hi
I have used Dragon Saws for my bandsaw blades and found them very good and reasonable.
I dealt with a guy called Ian John who was very helpful and knowlegable. No Copnnection other than a satisfied customer.
snipped-for-privacy@dragonsaws.co.uk
Dragon Saws Ltd Unit 13 Duffryn Business Park Ystrad Mynach Caerphilly CF82 7RJ
Tel 01443 819910 Fax 01443 819911
Reply to
Paul M
Try Dakin Flathers of Featherstone, too!
Reply to
Anglia
Sadly Dragon Saws is no more! The bank pulled the plug on them a couple of weeks back. AFAIK Ian John is considering setting up again from out of the ashes of the dragon (Phoenix Saws??) I hope they keep their temper - lol If I hear anything from Ian ,via another forum where he announced the demise of Dragon, I'll post here.
Bob
Reply to
Bob Minchin
Hi Bob
Thanks for the info - a pity as I found Dragon Saws really good.
Paul
On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:39:24 +0100, Bob Minchin
Reply to
Paul M
Yes it is a real shame. Obviously even worse for Ian. I have had cracking good service from directly from ian - lots of free advice and next delivery blades for my 18-s-1 Startrite. I hope he will get the backing to start up again. I've no idea how many blades per day make a business for Ian though - I guess he needs more than enthusiastic amateurs ordering in ones and twos though!
Bob
Reply to
Bob Minchin
Thanks for the replies, I think I an going to get some stock and make my own up
Mike
Reply to
Mike

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.