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Forum topic by Bob Costello posted 03-22-2010 06:41 PM 5774 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Costello

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03-22-2010 06:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw hf harbor freight wood slicer highland woodworking

I just got a HF 14” bandsaw based partly on the reviews here . . . decent bang for the buck since it was on sale and, of course, I was armed with my 20% off coupon. I want to get a Wood Slicer resaw blade which I figure is a good upgrade for $30 (there goes 1/2 my 20% discount!). The HF bandsaw “manual” lists the blade at 92.5”. The Wood Slicer (Highland Woodworking) site only lists 92 and 93.5 blades. Does this mean a custom size blade is needed?

I may just get the 6” riser block and get a 105” replacement blade. I kinda wanted to live with a 6” resaw capacity for now to see if that was really all I needed.

Anyway, anyone know if the 92.5” blade is a non-standard size or what?

-- Bob Costello


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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 06:51 PM

Usually the blade length is the Maximum length that can be used. You should be a ble to loosen the tensioner enough to use the 92 ” Blade. My Powermatic 14” says 95” maximum length. I can go down as far as 93 1/2” with out too much trouble. I would guess you could probably use one down to about 91” and get away with it. It depends on how much adjustment you have in the tensioner.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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fredito

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 06:55 PM

if you google band saw blade 92 1/2 you get some links to some places that sell them….looks like they run $11-30 a blade…if you need help feel free to pm me

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dustbunny

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 07:24 PM

Check the Grizzly website here. It says 92.5”-93.5” blade for their 14” bandsaw. They sell 93.5” blades and for the matter of an inch in diameter you need only adjust your tensioner a bit more than for a 92.5” blade. I am not sure the HF saw will adjust this much but it’s worth checking.
Timberwolf blades are well recommended.

Lisa

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 07:42 PM

I will check when I get home. I have that saw, I just installed a new 3/4 blade from woodworkers depot, I think it was a 92” blade

-- Ray

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 07:42 PM

I will check when I get home. I have that saw, I just installed a new 3/4 blade from woodworkers depot, I think it was a 92” blade

-- Ray

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