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NewDog

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08-08-2011 03:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blade bandsaw question

Hi.
I’m new to the site and somewhat new to woodworking. I purchased a Proxxon MBS 115E band saw. The blade broke. The blade I removed was 42”. Is it possible/advisable to use a 44” blade and tighten the tension?
Thanks for any assistance.

-- Sharla, Virginia Beach


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NewDog

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 07:01 PM

I have. I was just seeing if I could get one locally first. Thanks.

-- Sharla, Virginia Beach

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rance

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 07:11 PM

Some places like WoodCraft can order to fit any length. They aren’t the best blades, but they’re good for some work.

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 06:18 PM

A lot of industrial supply houses have the capacity to make up bandsaw blades to any length and you might find one of these near you. If you find one of these, there are two problems I expect you might encounter. One is the availability of these very small blades (I finally resorted to buying a full 100 foot roll of 1/4” fine tooth metal cutting blade (which ain’t cheap) and silver brazing the blades together myself) and the other will probably be having the supply house re-heat the just welded blade to the correct temperature to temper it. They are used to making up wider blades and often over-heat the tempering on these small blades leaving a soft joint. When you find a supply of blades I suggest laying in a good stock of them.

Planeman

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