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dustynewt

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931 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw craftsman blade 116 inch 80 inch

WANTED: Band saw blades, (Sears model 9 26591) 1/16×80” for an old Craftsman 12” bandsaw.

For years I passed these by, thinking that they would be easily broken. I finally broke down and tried them. They are great! and now Sears is not stocking them!!! Can anyone help me locate a supply of these?

I use them to make these; http://www.dustynewt.com/

Peace in Wood, Scott

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/


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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 930 days ago

Olsen ~ http://www.olsonsaw.com/ ~ (top left side button ~ then 80”)
Olsen catalog ~ http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-16765698503918/Olson-cat.pdf
Timber Wolf ~ http://www.suffolkmachinery.com/silicon-steel-carbide-blade-selection-chart/
Shopsmith ~ http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/bandsawpremiumblades.htm

Great video showing your technique and skills. Wish I could cut with no pattern like you do. Very nice!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 930 days ago

Hey Rod, Thanks for your research and for your compliment. I emailed each of the above companies, so we will see. I have about 10 hours into hunting for these blades so far. Even the shops that do custom blades do not have the 1/16” coil stock to weld them up. I may have to relearn my craft on a scroll saw.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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dustynewt

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#3 posted 930 days ago

I just found 12 of these blades at Olson. It seems they were the last to manufacture them and quit 10 years ago. They made them for Sears and Shopsmith, as well as other companies. They are too costly to produce is what I am told.

I got the last 12 they had in stock. So I guess I need to brush up on my scroll saw skills for when this supply runs out.

If any woodworker reading this thread has one (or fifty) of these blades, kicking about their shop, I will buy them. Email me at scott@dustynewt.com

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Woodbutcher3

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#4 posted 930 days ago

Scott,

Maybe if everyone from LJ e-mails Olsen, they’ll restock them.

Here’s another site: http://www.pswood.com/home.php
They seem to have a large selection.

I got this info off the side of the Bandsaw my Dad left me before he passed. He wrote the info on the casing so he’d know where to order more. I save the magnetic biz cards or calendars and glue paper on to write info for my tools and stick it on the tool some where. Good for settings info, tool size requirements ( l ike ~ use a 3/8” wrench), and tool company info – parts or spares ordering info (like my Dad did).

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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dustynewt

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#5 posted 930 days ago

That is a great idea. I will have to remember to start doing that. There is a lot of info to keep track of. Thanks for your help, Rod.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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#6 posted 915 days ago

I found them at www.sawblade.com they see to work I had great customer service

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