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Old January 19th 06, 07:37 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Hello
This is my First post to this group so I hope I am asking in the right
place,
And do excuse me if this question has been raised before.
Can anyone help me locate a source of Metal cutting bandsaw blades in
the UK at a resonable price.
I am looking for length: 1715mm :width 1/2 inch 14TPI .I have a need to
cut some 1/2 thick
aluminium plate any advise on this would be welcome .

Cheers

Ron Priest



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Old January 19th 06, 08:53 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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I get my blades for the common cheapy bandsaw 4.5" as sold by
Machinemart in my case from www.jlindustrial.co.uk
http://jlindustrial.mrcx.com/ct/8ASM56/G7RK3K19/*http://www.jlindustrial.com/index.jsp?redirect=UK&cm_mmc=UK0601BB-_-17-PT25W-_-ALL-_-BottomLink
but these are 1615mm (5' 4.5"), are you sure yours is 1715mm. Apart from
that I have http://www.accurate-cutting.co.uk/blades_doall.htm
bookmarked but have not contacted them, I was looking for diamond edged
bandsaws at the time. If yours is about 1615mm (5'4.5" ) then you might
also look at warco http://www.warco.co.uk/

ronpriest wrote:

Hello
This is my First post to this group so I hope I am asking in the right
place,
And do excuse me if this question has been raised before.
Can anyone help me locate a source of Metal cutting bandsaw blades in
the UK at a resonable price.
I am looking for length: 1715mm :width 1/2 inch 14TPI .I have a need to
cut some 1/2 thick
aluminium plate any advise on this would be welcome .

Cheers

Ron Priest



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Old January 19th 06, 09:41 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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David Billington wrote:
I get my blades for the common cheapy bandsaw 4.5" as sold by
Machinemart in my case from www.jlindustrial.co.uk
http://jlindustrial.mrcx.com/ct/8ASM56/G7RK3K19/*http://www.jlindustrial.com/index.jsp?redirect=UK&cm_mmc=UK0601BB-_-17-PT25W-_-ALL-_-BottomLink
but these are 1615mm (5' 4.5"), are you sure yours is 1715mm. Apart from
that I have http://www.accurate-cutting.co.uk/blades_doall.htm
bookmarked but have not contacted them, I was looking for diamond edged
bandsaws at the time. If yours is about 1615mm (5'4.5" ) then you might
also look at warco http://www.warco.co.uk/

ronpriest wrote:

Hello
This is my First post to this group so I hope I am asking in the right
place,
And do excuse me if this question has been raised before.
Can anyone help me locate a source of Metal cutting bandsaw blades in
the UK at a resonable price.
I am looking for length: 1715mm :width 1/2 inch 14TPI .I have a need to
cut some 1/2 thick
aluminium plate any advise on this would be welcome .

Cheers

Ron Priest





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Old January 19th 06, 09:51 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Yes Dave the nominal blade size is 1700mm I can get 1715mm for wood
from most
anywhere its quite a common size but cant seem to find any metal
cutting blades this size
Ive a job to do which involves cutting some 1/2 alum plate been advised
to try 6-10 TPI wood blades however I tried a brand new 14 TPI wood
blade last night this lasted for 3 or 4 straight cuts then the cut was
like spagetti junction.So i would rather get the tool for the job .The
ajustment range is not enough for 1615mm and I can see that this is a
common size for metal cutting from your web links. Think I will have to
find somewhere that will make half a dozen up for me.
Ron

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Old January 19th 06, 10:07 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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I would try http://www.accurate-cutting.co.uk/blades_doall.htm as that
seems to be what they do, weld blades to spec. I found them from a
search. Also I rechecked the details and the the 5' 4.5" is actually
1640 ish so must have misread somehow.



ronpriest wrote:

Yes Dave the nominal blade size is 1700mm I can get 1715mm for wood
from most
anywhere its quite a common size but cant seem to find any metal
cutting blades this size
Ive a job to do which involves cutting some 1/2 alum plate been advised
to try 6-10 TPI wood blades however I tried a brand new 14 TPI wood
blade last night this lasted for 3 or 4 straight cuts then the cut was
like spagetti junction.So i would rather get the tool for the job .The
ajustment range is not enough for 1615mm and I can see that this is a
common size for metal cutting from your web links. Think I will have to
find somewhere that will make half a dozen up for me.
Ron


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Old January 19th 06, 10:33 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Hi Ron,
I can recommend Axminster Tools in - yes, Axminster, Devon who make up
blades to length & type required. They have a branch in Kent but I
think its much smaller, however with the surname Priest I suspect you
may be in Cornwall so will use the Devon base. Axminster also welcomes
overseas customers according to the catalogue.
I get my metalworking bandsaw blades from them after having some
trouble with Sealey blades, & their blades seem to last much longer and
certainly cost less. Axminster will give you free technical advice
(for the cost of the call I guess) on 01297 33656, phone orders on
Freefone 0800 371822 or email . Their website is
www.axminster.co.uk. They will send you a superb tool & machinery
catalogue and although their range focusses on the woodworker, they
seem to be expanding their metalworking tools section.
Regards,
Ian

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Old January 19th 06, 11:25 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Hello Ian
Yes I am very familiar with axminster tools and have an account there
but did not realize they made metal cutting blades up to your spec I
have recently purchased a lathe and small milling machine from them ,
and am very happy with them and have always had good service from them
in the past.
I will mail them and see what they charge.
Perhaps the answer is under my nose :-)

Cheers

Ron Priest

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Old January 19th 06, 11:48 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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OH by the way Ian I am in Coventry ,West Midlands


Ron Priest



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