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bandsaw blade length???

Post #33714 by blindman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:53 pm

Anyone know what blade size is used on the bandsaw. I'm planning on buying a non shopsmith blade and can't find a size in my manual. But then, I am blind
Thanks

Post #33720 by Gene Howe » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:33 pm

72".

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Post #33721 by dusty » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:42 pm

blindman wrote:Anyone know what blade size is used on the bandsaw. I'm planning on buying a non shopsmith blade and can't find a size in my manual. But then, I am blind
Thanks


No, you are not blind. I don't believe I have seen this number printed in any Shopsmith document or catalog.

You need a 72" blade if you have the 11" Shopsmith Bandsaw.

Here is one reference that confirmes the size for a Shopsmith bandsaw.

I do wonder why you are specifically lookig for a non-Shopsmith blade.

http://www.allbandsawblades.com/olson_hradBack.htm

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Post #33725 by blindman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:03 pm

Thought I would try a Woodslicer blade from Highland woodworking. I have a lot of resawing to do and have not been overly pleased with old blade 1/2 " from olson. Its getting aged

Post #33734 by charlese » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:54 pm

Don't know about that manufacturer, but for re-sawing, get a skip toothed blade.

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Post #33737 by reible » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:12 pm

Hi,

Don't have the shopsmith bandsaw but I do have this blade. Make sure you get the additional information on how to tension it from Highland and I hope it works with the shopsmith band saw.

This is a GREAT blade, best I've ever had since I've had my bandsaw (early 1970's).

Ed


blindman wrote:Thought I would try a Woodslicer blade from Highland woodworking. I have a lot of resawing to do and have not been overly pleased with old blade 1/2 " from olson. Its getting aged

Post #33745 by tdubnik » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:11 pm

reible wrote:Hi,

Don't have the shopsmith bandsaw but I do have this blade. Make sure you get the additional information on how to tension it from Highland and I hope it works with the shopsmith band saw.

This is a GREAT blade, best I've ever had since I've had my bandsaw (early 1970's).

Ed


Ed,

I bought one of these blades for my Shopsmith bandsaw and it seems to work fine with the normal tension settings. Highland did not provide any specific instructions as to tensioning it differently. I went to the Highland store as I live relatively close (50 miles) and talked with the staff at length about this blade and other woodworking topics.

What information did you receive regarding tensioning the blade?

Post #33747 by reible » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:36 pm

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/library/resaw.pdf

Ed


tdubnik wrote:Ed,

I bought one of these blades for my Shopsmith bandsaw and it seems to work fine with the normal tension settings. Highland did not provide any specific instructions as to tensioning it differently. I went to the Highland store as I live relatively close (50 miles) and talked with the staff at length about this blade and other woodworking topics.

What information did you receive regarding tensioning the blade?

Band saw data

Post #33816 by dlbristol » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:39 pm

I found the length listed on page 7 of my "11 in bandsaw" reference manual (555943) Copyright 2003. Just happened to be getting ready to do some resawing on a bed project and saw the data. Otherwise I probably would never have remembered it!!!
I have started to make a habbit of reading the manuals before I start using one of the attachments that I don't use often, like the band saw and planer. Seems to be a good idea.

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