Have you actually measured the blade? if its only a fraction of an inch short it wont fit.
Normally any blade can be 1/2" or so shorter or longer and there is enough adjustment to compensate for that.I am trying to get a new 3/16" by 115" blade on my and I can't do it. I have had several blades on it with no problem. There is a steel block right behind the blade tracking adjustment knob. It has been sticking but it is all the way down. I think this is part or all of the problem but I can't figure out how to fix it.
Thanks for any help.
If you're at the absolute bottom end of the adjustment then yes, the only way you can go is longer.No way will a half inch difference still fit mine. 1/4" short and its impossible. maybe 1/2" longer?
What method did you use to measure? I've never needed to, seems like it could be tricky. In your situation I would lay a blade that I know fits the saw on the floor. The try laying the problem blade inside it, then outside it, you should be able to tell which is the shorter blade.Yesterday I measured the3/16th blade and it was 115" long.