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Tasselhoff

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03-01-2019 01:35 PM

I spent a couple weeks searching for a manual for this band saw. Finally Harbor Freight was able to find it for me. They did inform me that they no longer sell parts for it which means it is going to be hard to find since the parts listing in the manual does not have any dimensions nor actual part numbers. I have found several sites that sell tires and belts specifically for this model so that is easy. Any bearings you need to replace you are going to need a caliper to the bearing width, outside diameter and the inside diameter of the mounting hole. If you need the manual please email me through this site and I will send it to you. I am refurbishing mine and as I get new parts I will add to this.

-- Shane S Gratton


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#1 posted 03-01-2019 02:47 PM

Is it the three wheeler? If so you may find that some parts for the delta or sears 3 wheel models are available and may fit. Also you may want to stick with blades specifically designed for a three wheeler due to the smaller wheels.

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#2 posted 03-02-2019 01:26 PM

Yes it is a 3 wheel. As far as the blade goes, the manual does tell you the dimensions you need for the blade but it is in metrics, which is not a problem since after converting I can find blades that are close enough to work with one exception. The thickness of the blade the manual calls for is thinner than most of the ones that are commercially sold. I am not sure if it would be safe to run them since the pulley’s are small and I think it could cause stress to the blade, snapping it easier. Not sure about that though.

-- Shane S Gratton

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#3 posted 03-15-2020 12:48 AM

I also have this band saw and just broke my blade today. Did you ever find one? I’d like a copy of the manual if you could please send it to me.

Also, thanks to another poster, I came across this link for tires and a belt:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-MAX-BAND-SAW-TIRES-THRUST-BEARINGS-AND-DRIVE-BELT-CENTRAL-MACHINERY-725-SAW/263573255951

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#4 posted 03-19-2020 01:51 PM

I am sorry it took me so long to reply, I have the manual if you would like it. I tried to attach it as a message but have not been able to figure it out. I will figure it out but I just wanted to let you know.

-- Shane S Gratton

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#5 posted 03-19-2020 01:52 PM

I think I figured it out.

-- Shane S Gratton

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#6 posted 03-19-2020 01:53 PM

Will try it again tomorrow.

-- Shane S Gratton

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#7 posted 03-19-2020 08:07 PM

No hurry.. thanks for the effort

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#8 posted 06-01-2020 11:52 AM

I came across this post while I was looking for a new blade and tires for my Central Machinery #725 last year. Figured I would add my own experience since the 725 is such hard saw to find any information on. I found an exact match for tires from a seller on ebay ($30). The blade was more difficult. I ended up taking measurments from wheel to wheel to wheel and came up with a length that made sense. 69-5/8” to 70-1/4” The only problem…I couldn’t find one! I then found a website that will custom weld the length I needed. So I ordered one 69-5/8”($30 with shipping). It fit tight with the tensioner extended all the way. I was worried about snapping and sure enough 1 year later it snapped clean at the weld. I read into these saws a little more and am going to try a new blade from a different company that is 70” and a bit thinner.
The customer service at toolcenter.com was not very helpful when I told them about my sawblade breaking. They asked me for my model # to verify the correct size, which it did end up being correct. I then asked for a discount on my next order because I had only used the saw for a total of 30 min over the course of a year and never received a reply. Not even a “no sorry we don’t do that.” I have read that a thinner blade will work better on a 3 wheel machine and that the blade must be more flexible than usual to avoid stress.

Here is a link to the blade I tried that snapped for future reference:

https://www.toolcenter.com/85211FLB51770.html

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#9 posted 12-05-2020 09:23 AM

I just bought this saw also. Was wondering if I could get a copy of the manual.
I would be very helpful. Thank you.

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#10 posted 12-05-2020 03:25 PM

#Update# – a couple months ago i had 2 blades custom made for my 14” bandsaw. I found a company online that was willing to cut them both to 69-7/8”. I had to request the specific length on my order form. It was still a tight fit with new rubber tires. It did fit but i was unable to test because of a goof on my part. I wanted to see how flexible the weld was and it snapped when i compressed to 45°. Same thing with the second blade. I may try a 70” blade in the future at some point but my patience with this project has run out for now.
https://www.magnate.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=B70W38H6

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#11 posted 12-06-2020 07:13 AM

I was able to get an Olsen band saw blade 70 inches .018 inch thick. Went on well even with new rubber tires.
Ran it a few times. Hasn’t broken yet. Once I use it more I’ll let you know if there is any change.
Purchased on ebay from someone in Florida.

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Xanderklp

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#12 posted 12-06-2020 01:47 PM

I just ordered that same blade yesterday! How about that. If it holds out i may get another as a backup. As far as that manual you were looking for, there is a free one online somewhere. I came across it in my research but i don’t remember which site.

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#13 posted 12-07-2020 03:24 AM

Hello, I get all my bandsaw blades locally from Nevada Carbide. Made to order, and very reasonably priced. Typical 1/2” blade at 131.5” was less than $20. Been about a year since I bought any blades though. I tend to get 2 or 3 of the sizes I use at once.
He seems to have it all, But I have never asked about shipping. Check him out if you like.
http://www.nevadacarbide.com/

Let him know about the thin blade that you need. I would be curious to see what he has on that line.
And it would surprise me if he didn’t have it.
good luck.

-- John

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#14 posted 12-07-2020 04:31 AM

Just a thought….I have the Craftsman 12” three wheeler bandsaw ( as a Back-up..) and found out the Dirt Devil drive belts actually fit my wheels….a nice TIGHT fit. I think the blade size on the saw is the 59-and a fraction…..might be an 1/8”? Might be closer to 67-69”....been a LONG time since I bought any from Sears….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 04-07-2021 03:24 AM

I was given a 725. I need a manual and a drive belt.
Can anyone help me?

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