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Forum topic by javaboy posted 10-06-2012 05:28 PM 1598 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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javaboy

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10-06-2012 05:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I have this BS on order, should be receiving it soon. Specs state blade length at 156 and 3/4 inches—how critical is that length? My previous bandsaws did not require fractional size blades so this is uncharted territory for me.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Karl

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Bill White

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 06:05 PM

My Grizz uses a fractional size (93 1/2”). No probs finding incremental sizes here.
Bill

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 06:18 PM

Concurring with Bill’s comment – virtually all 14” BS have the 93.5” blades; the Hammer will use industrial-size blades, just because it’s in the next (several) steps up from the high-end pro-consumer tools like the Grizzly & Delta (mine). Having said this, you will not find these at Home Depot …; my guess is you’ll have to order these from a manufacturer – which is usual and customary for them – no bid deal – think Lenox, Timberwolf, ...

MJCD

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 06:48 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice!

Karl

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 08:46 PM

Order a Starrett blade. You won’t regret it. You will have to order it through an industrial supplier; most WW’er stores don’t carry Starrett blades; tools, yes.

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#5 posted 10-06-2012 09:28 PM

Regarding ‘criticality’, you must use the exact size recommended by the manufacturer – other Forum Members please correct me if I wrong on this. Otherwise, the blade tensioning system won’t work properly.
MJCD

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#6 posted 10-06-2012 10:20 PM

You can custom order blades from several vendors, think you order by feet, inches, fraction or 13’, 0”, ¾”. Just tell folks what band saw ordering for and mush have 156 ¾” blades. There are more places but here is just a few.

http://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/
http://www.suffolkmachinery.com/contact/
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/woodslicer34resawbandsawblades105to166.aspx

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 02:55 AM

When you get the chance, please post a review of the 4400. I wish my wife could afford the Felder line-up – I know that I can rationalize the expense; but then, I’m not the BOSS.

MJCD

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