Over the past few years I have been getting used to British bandsaw blades because living in the US I wasn’t as familiar with them as I was say those sold by Highland Hardware of the brand name Wood Slicer.
There are several makers out there around the UK but I think by far the best pound for pound blade is the Axcaliber range of blades.
I have been using their standard blade range as a general use blade and found it to have consistent hardness and good resistance to wear. A blade lasts me about a month or so but this will of course vary according the amount of use, the type of work and the material being cut. My band sawing needs are most likely less than most but I do require exactness in the cuts and expect consistency. It’s unlikely that I will switch to another maker now that I have found the quality I like.
Here are some of the package details for you to peruse. After I have tested out their M42 Premium blades for a few more weeks I will let you know what I think. Axminster have earned a high reputation for quality and customer care. One that indeed parallels Lee Valley Veritas in Canada.