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Tugboater78

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02-12-2013 09:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw bandsaw blade question


Can anyone help me find parts and mainly blades for this particular bandsaw? I recently “inherited” this ftom my grandfathers shop. Its in decent shape and would like to get some use out of it. The tires look a bit dry rotted and when i tried using it after recovering it, the blade broke. It had been sitting for about 10 years tensioned since my grandfathers passing. The guide blocks are also basically useless. I have been searching web for months trying to find info but havent found out much more than it was made by emerson electric and that Sears doesnt seem to have parts. Only place ive found that could get me a blade was Fastenal who would custom make me one for 45 dollars..which seems a bit steep. Any help would be appreciated, hoping some on here may have the knowledge i need.

P.s. love my grandmas hoarding addiction overwhwlming his old shop..i had to dig this and other tools out of that mess….

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"


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dbol

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:46 AM

goto OWWM.org. They will be able to help you out over there, but do some research first. I bet you find what you need.

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racerglen

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 12:06 PM

Justin, blades shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
lay out the broken one and measure the length, “forget” the brand of your saw, just take the length as your guide for replacements.
A lot of the big retailers stock standard size blades, simply use the length to get what you need.
I’m a tad spoiled here, I have a shop that makes up custom blades for everthing from the big sawmill resaw type to my wee 60” hobby blades.(they charge me under 20 bucks for two )
I have a much older saw than yours, it may be a Delta..or not, old enough it has Babbet bearings and oilers for them.
Good luck !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Surfside

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 05:11 PM

Well, there are now weld to order bandsaw blades. I think it would be an issue. Try to check this link : http://bandsawparts.com/CraftsmanCeramicBandSawBladeGuides.cfm

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Dallas

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 05:35 PM

That model number comes back to a table saw not a band saw. Are you sure you posted the correct photo?

It doesn’t even look the same color as the band saw.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Tugboater78

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 05:58 PM

@dallas now that i look through my phones galleey i realize that could be wrong pic. I remember i was lookin at a tablesaw on CL and that could be tag for that. Not sure where the pic is of the bandsaws number. Ill have to get a new one yomorrow when i get home off this boat. I did find this one though…well it wont load but says its K king-Seeley

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Dallas

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 07:52 PM

If that is a Craftsman – King Seeley 103.24300 it takes a 3/16” or 1/4” or 3/8” blade 62” long.

Parts are no longer carried by sears, (of course), but they do list the part numbers >>>>HERE<<<<

Tires: (Taken from a thread on Woodworking.com): Anyway, my saw also needed tires. So, I went down to the local vacuum
cleaner shop and bought three each of the biggest vacuum cleaner beater bar
drive belts that they had. Just like with regular bandsaw tires, it wasn’t
easy to stretch them on, but they worked great! If the ones you get are too
wide, you might have to trim their width down after you install them on the
wheels.”

Blades: http://www.grizzly.com/products/62-x-3-8-x-025-x-10-TPI-Raker-Bandsaw-Blade/H8506

http://www.toolcenter.com/062_Band_saw_Blades.html

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Tugboater78

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 04:09 AM

Thanks all for the info thus far, wanna get some use out of this machine and every little bit helps.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Tugboater78

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 03:36 PM

Thanks for the info peeps, havent had a chance yo che k things out..got home and had to jump in on a bathroom reno at my brothers.. soon i hope to get thia going again…sigh

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 03:54 PM

check with a local saw sharpening shop a lot of them custom make blades. also keep in mind there may be a quality difference over what you buy in a store. you may pay more and get a better blade. but 40$ seems out of line. next time you go in there ask them if they have a gun under the counter, when they ask why tell them when your being robbed you would feel better about it if you had a gun in you ribs.

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