Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Well To a point NO. this is what I have found in the 20 plus years of owning 2 old band saws and one hobby unit. When I bought my 2 old BS one didnt come with a blade, so I set the tension wheel in the middle of it's travel, and measured it for a blade. Well I couldnt find one that had the same measurement. But I did find one 1" taller and bought it, Fits like a charm and cuts like a razer. My 2 older saws have about 2 inches of travel on the wheel tensioner. So as long as a blade will fit and tighten up with a little extra for blade stretch, buy it, and get back to cutting.
I have an early 50s Delta Rockwell 10" and a middle 50s Craftsman 12" and cheep plactic craftsman 10". The cheep one I got new when I was about 17 years old.
Collector of Old Tools
Fixer of all things broke
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Last edited by Handyman; 03-26-2008 at 06:56 PM.