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« on: August 20, 2014, 05:22:55 pm »

Well, it happened.  Rock slipped in the vice and the 16" blade has a few lazy s curves in the edge and is toast.
The saw is an old HP Model J2, "solid as a rock".
Now the question.  I want to replace the blade with an 18", which the saw is designed for, and am asking for opinions on which type of blade to get.  So far I am looking at the BD301 (notched) and the BD303 (segmented).  Other options are on the table.   I would like a blade that gives smooth cuts, and will cut anything from soapstone to hard agate/jasper, reasonably quiet operation, and a good blade life (hobby cutting, not production).
What are the pro's an con's of each type? 
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 06:28:51 pm »

The bent blade can be repaired.  I have posted the blade shops location and phone number in other threads about bent blades.

I am really liking the segmented blades now that I have used one.  They seem to cut better and are easy to sharpen with a hammer too.

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