Review: Lenox Diemaster 2 Bandsaw Blade

My bandsaw is the center of my shop. I don’t own a table saw, so the bandsaw gets used a lot.

I have tried Timberwolf blades, generic blades, from a local shop, Olson MVP blades, and the Lenox Diemaster 2. I always come back to the Lenox.

The blade I use for nearly everything is 1/2" wide, 4 tpi, and 0.025" thick. It’s a bi-metal blade, which lasts much longer than a traditional carbon steel blade. Also important is that my Jet 14" bandsaw with a riser block can tension this blade so it performs well.

I have gone through 3 or 4 of these blades now. I have not had to adjust for drift with any of them. I highly recommend them. If you just bought a bandsaw, don’t go buy a zillion blades like the books recommend. Buy one of these and maybe one 3/8" or 1/4" carbon steel blade for cutting curves.

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