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What's everyone using?

I'm using a 1/4 wide by 18TPI presently, and it seems to be a little too wide to comfortably make the radius cuts for an adjustable comb. I tried 1/8" in the past and that was difficult to control and get a straight cut, so I'm thinking about splitting the difference and trying 3/16" this time, finest TPI I can readily find is 14, which should be OK. My current blade is cooked and I need to cut a comb on a rifle stock soon, so I'll be ordering something shortly.
 

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What's everyone using?

I'm using a 1/4 wide by 18TPI presently, and it seems to be a little too wide to comfortably make the radius cuts for an adjustable comb. I tried 1/8" in the past and that was difficult to control and get a straight cut, so I'm thinking about splitting the difference and trying 3/16" this time, finest TPI I can readily find is 14, which should be OK. My current blade is cooked and I need to cut a comb on a rifle stock soon, so I'll be ordering something shortly.
We've always used a 1/4" 14 TPI "raker" and it's always worked fine
 
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Just ordered a 3/16 x 10TPI as an experiment, 13.55 delivered from Amazon, be here Saturday, I have to cut some off the butt of a stock so that'll be a decent experiment. I read elsewhere here that someone thought 3/16" was what Devault said he used.

I got a flexback blade (not really by choice, that's just how the one I spotted that roughly fit my specs came), which may help with the curve cuts, and may let me go back to a 1/4" blade. Really I just need to segregate a blade for stock work, and replace my blades more often.
 

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What's everyone using?

I'm using a 1/4 wide by 18TPI presently, and it seems to be a little too wide to comfortably make the radius cuts for an adjustable comb. I tried 1/8" in the past and that was difficult to control and get a straight cut, so I'm thinking about splitting the difference and trying 3/16" this time, finest TPI I can readily find is 14, which should be OK. My current blade is cooked and I need to cut a comb on a rifle stock soon, so I'll be ordering something shortly.
Specifically for combs, I use 3/16, 18tpi. I've used them for 40 years.
 

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Asked Dennis Devault one time, he said 3/16, 14 TPI. I found it hard to cut straight on the long runs though, even with everything set correctly. 1/4" blade seems to be better even when a sharper radius (Krieghoff) turn is involved so that the straight runs are better. Wax the back end of the blade to prevent burning.
 

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Asked Dennis Devault one time, he said 3/16, 14 TPI. I found it hard to cut straight on the long runs though, even with everything set correctly. 1/4" blade seems to be better even when a sharper radius (Krieghoff) turn is involved so that the straight runs are better. Wax the back end of the blade to prevent burning.
I鈥檝e never seen anyone get a Krieghoff cut using a bandsaw. You鈥檒l need a blade like this and a Milling machine to do it correctly

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I鈥檝e never seen anyone get a Krieghoff cut using a bandsaw. You鈥檒l need a blade like this and a Milling machine to do it correctly

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I agree you won't get the exact sharp angle cuts in the corners, but you can cut the angles and get pretty close to the same look. I cut this with a 1/4" blade. You have to take just a slight bit off the inside corner to get around for the straight cut.
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