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Blog entry by Joshua Howe posted 06-08-2009 07:15 PM 6745 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay I have a question my band saw apparently takes an odd size blade 92 inch.
So my local woodcraft doesn’t carry this size but they offered to have it made and sent to my house.
I haven’t done this yet because I want to put a spacer block in the band saw. My thoughts are that I can fabricate a spacer to the height I would need to run a 105 inch blade. So if I am running a 92 inch blade how
large of a spacer block do I need to get to 105? And I was also wondering if anyone has ran an oak spacer I was planning on making one out of wood first to make sure every thinking lines up properly but if I didn’t have to pull out the welder then awesome!

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 07:24 PM

You need to divide the difference of the new blade minus the old blade by 2. 105-92/2=6.5.

What bandsaw do you have?

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 07:46 PM

It is a 1985 RAM Machinery 14” band saw. My dad gave it to me it was made in twain. He got it from his brother. He thinks it was bought at harbor freight but we are not really sure I have searched the web for the brand and have came up with nothing. Well I found an old post on routerforum that has pics of the same band saw. One of the stranger things about the machine is the motor pulley and drive pulley they both are step pulleys as if it was variable speeds but it runs 2 v belts. Im not real sure on whether or not it is suppose to have 2 belts or if it is variable speed and someone just didn’t understand that it was and put two belts on it. But as far as the machine itself I have had harbor freight tools before and it runs much better than and thing from harbor freight. It is very tight and it isn’t the cheap thin metal that you would normally get from them.
Here is the routerforum page but you have to log in

topic title: any bandsaw experts

-- Wood,clay,metal, and stone are all just materials, until an artist's hand touches them.--TreeFormDesign

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