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Posted on a few bandsaw questions about blades..

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 04:36 PM

That’s a standard type cast frame 14” saw. Normally
they take blades between about 92.5” and 93.5” well.

When you think about it, that’s only 1/2” of movement
on the tension widget, so you can probably run slightly
shorter blades too. Narrow blades especially are prone to
breakage and can be soldered back together with a slight
loss of length.

The marks are just a rough guide, assuming the tension
spring isn’t fatigued. Some people swear by replacing
the spring with an aftermarket one – they say it makes
the saw run much better even if the OEM spring is
brand new.

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