Different size band saw blade??

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08-26-2020 12:29 PM

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I have an older Delta 28-195 10” band saw that says to use 72-1/2” blades. I know I can order blades in that size but can’t find anything local. I can find 72” all over the place in my area and am wondering if I can get away with the 72” on the saw. I don’t do any veneer sawing, just mainly for cutting wider 6-8” boards to 2” wide.
I know this saw isn’t really up for any real heavy usage.

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#1 posted 08-26-2020 12:52 PM

If the upper wheel will lower enough to install the blade, it should be ok. You will need to try it. Highland hardware should have it or can make it.

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#2 posted 08-26-2020 01:07 PM

Should work. Lower the wheel and wrap a tape around it see what you have.

That said, I order all my bs blades online I’ve found the ones at HD or Ace to be low quality.

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