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As some may know Tuffsaws is not taking any orders, and even if it was it wouldn't take mine as it's not shipping outside of the UK anymore(insert sad crying face). I need to find somewhere that sells Good!! small blades(1425mm or 56 1/8 ") for a bandsaw and ships them to Portugal without costing an arm and a leg in shipping. Can someone give suggestions? Websites are welcome too. I checked Axminster but the blades there cost almost 1.5 of what they cost in Tuffsaws(which I have nothing but love for)
 

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Can anyone help? It's a real problem finding a good reliable source here in Portugal
 

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I'm in exactly the same boat. Someone here very kindly gave me the following link, but I haven't bought anything from them yet:

They certainly look look the part, but my german is nonexistent.
 

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I'm in exactly the same boat. Someone here very kindly gave me the following link, but I haven't bought anything from them yet:

They certainly look look the part, but my german is nonexistent.
Pm @AES
 

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I have used Beverstock blades Ltd and the blades are very good and they ship to Europe.
Unfortunately it seems that all UK purchased good attract extra duty, plus admin fees. It's odd, because I can buy any amount of stuff from anywhere else in the world without extra charges and often do. If I was uncharitable I might think the EU were doing it on purpose - but let's not turn this into a Brexit thread.
 

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Hi Domingos, no is the simple answer. I'll pm him as he lives in Switzerland and has good language links. Maybe he can help with translation for the German site. In the mean time maybe use Powertools suggestion?
 

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Google translate works well on the site - just paste the link into Google translate and then click the answer:

 

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Hi

Perhaps @MikeK may be able to assist with the lingo as he resides in the Germany.
My German is not what it should be, but here is a translation of the terms used on the Sägeblatt-Shop site:

Bandsägeblätter = Bandsaw blades
Länge = Length in mm
Breite = Width in mm
Dicke = Thickness in mm
ZpZ (Zähne pro Zoll) = Teeth per inch
Zahnabstand = Distance between teeth points in mm (alternate unit of measurement for teeth per inch)

Schwedenstahl = Swedish steel
Uddeholm = just what it says
Hartmetall = Carbide steel
Holz = Wood
Baugewerbe = Construction (building materials)
Fleisch = Flesh (for the meat industry)


M42 blades are available, but they are in the metal section, not the wood. In the wood section the choices are Flexback carbon steel and Uddeholm.

I priced out some blades for my Record Power BS350S bandsaw, which takes a 2630mm long blade. Listed below are close equivalents of 3/4, 1/2, and 3/8-inch blades based on the menu selections. Some blade width and thickness selections had only one or two TPI choices.

M42 (minimum purchase of five blades):
20mm wide, 0.9mm thick, 3 teeth per inch
€103.06 (about €20.61 each)

13mm wide, 0.65mm thick, 6 teeth per inch
€103.06 (about €20.61 each)

6mm wide, 0.9mm thick, 6 teeth per inch
€84.61 (about €16.92 each)

Uddeholm steel:
20mm wide, 0.8mm thick, 8mm tooth spacing (about 3 teeth per inch)
€16.50 each

12mm wide, 0.5mm thick, 6mm tooth spacing (about 4 teeth per inch)
€16.32 each

8mm wide, 0.5mm thick, 4mm tooth spacing (about 6 teeth per inch)
€16.32 each

Carbon steel:
20mm wide, 0.8mm thick, 4 teeth per inch (only choice available for width and thickness selected)
€17.53 each

13mm wide, 0.65mm thick, 6 teeth per inch
€16.15 each

8mm wide, 0.65mm thick, 6 teeth per inch
€15.37 each
 

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What are the main differences between Carbon, m42 and Uddeholm(which I imagine to be a company)steels? I usually cut wood up to 2 inches thick and with curves
 

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The carbon steel blade is the most common type of blade, and is what normally ships with bandsaws. There are variations of the carbon steel blade that have hardened points for longer wear, but these can't be resharpened or set when they start to wear down.

The M42 blade is a bi-metal construction that has a layer of M42 tool steel welded to a flexible backer. These are normally used for cutting metal, but work great for wood and last three to five times longer than normal carbon steel blades.

I've never heard of Uddeholm steel, but assume its a version of the Swedish steel. Based on what I have read, these blades are better than carbon steel blades.

I was fortunate enough to be one of Ian's (Tuff Saws) last European customers last year and bought a lot of M42 blades for my saw.
 

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