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Proper Band Saw Blade

I have a Sears Band Saw 720.24250 and need an owner's manual. The saw is a table top model and has 3 pulleys. The electic Sears motor to it is a 1/6 hp model no. 113.23430. The pulleys are 6 in diameter and the blade I had made for it doesn't stay on the pulleys. I think I need a thinner more pliable blade.

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I was just on Sears website and if you go to the bottom of page you can link over to Sears Parts Direct and type in your model number and you should be able to get it online. Good luck

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Please can you tell me how to fit a new blade. Is there an information leaflet any where to be found.


well you didn't mention a model or even mfg. so all I can give you is a general method of changing a blade on a std bandsaw

1st: locate the table cutouts , there are sometimes two of these , slide them out to leave a gap in table
2nd open top and bottom blade cover , swing back (this is a good time to clean this out)
3rd locate the blade tension knob this is always on the opposite side you stand on to use saw(reason is next)
4th slowly back off tension of saw blade , till blade falls off top or bottom wheel Or both
5th carefully feed the old blade out of saw guides top and bottom till blade comes out free, careful even old blades can still cut you
6th remove new blade from package (caution !!! spring steel) do not k-##-k the blade get it till teeth of blade are all on one side, might take a bit of fenniest to do so
7th slide new blade into saw guides(teeth out towards operator position) , top and bottom , I use a bit of sticky tape to hold mine there (it's 179 inches long) position the new blade to top and bottom pulleys (again sticky tape helps a lot)
8th slowly tighten the tension pulley (top) till the blade stays there all by itself No tape , remove all tape now , hard to do later
9th slowly turn the pulleys over by hand as you tension the blade , this produces a even tension and your less likely to break the new blade , continue till blade rides in center of both pulleys or it's pretty tight , I flick it with my fingernail if it rings (like a guitar) then its tight enough (I know the sound well)
10th ck all your saw guides for proper clearance , I use a piece of note paper , u should just be able to get it in along the side , but blade cant be aloud to twist at all , there are usually three guides on both top and bottom
11th close all covers up replace table cutout and run saw if it walks the blade off then ck your pulley alignments and the tires on rim of them ,tires do go bad every 500 hours or so keep a set on hand 4 fast swap out

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Manual for 1.3 hp Craftsman band saw


The blade length of the saw is 70.5" . You can get custom length blades on www.sawblade.com . You may visit sears site to get manual for that saw.

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Sears manual model103.24550


Check this informative article about installing band saw blade . However, I am in doubt if that article could really help you in properly replacing the blade. But you may use it as your reference. I can refer you also to sears support site or to vintagemachinery . I am not sure how old your band saw is , you may also visit owwm.org or make posts on different forum sites. If you have questions, you can post your comment to this thread.

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Setting the proper tension on a Craftsman 10" band saw model 124.214000.


Hope this blog will help you http://bandsawblog.com/blade-tension/ .
What's your band saw blade? I am using Haltbar blades and never got problems tensioning.

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How long is the band saw blade on model 113.24330C


I can't find a Sears model 113.24330C but there is a 113.243300 so hopfully part of the last 0 got worn off. That model is a 12" bench top band saw that uses a 1/4 X 80-inch blade.

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Why doesnt the wheels on my band saw turn when I turn the saw on?I can't even turn them when the saw is off.


Most likely the blade has come out of position and jammed. One place to check is at the guides just above and below the table.
To be sure the guides are correct, Google on "adjust band saw" to find out how to adjust them.

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I am looking for a manual for a Craftsman 10" Band Saw Model No. 103.0101


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I need a manual for an old Sears Band Saw Model #534.01120


Does it look like this? Unfortunately, they don't have a manual that I could find. But you might like to post your request in the forums there, as they get some traffic from aficionados of old tools with wile and know how.
It might help you also to google Dunlap & PowerKing for the manual.
As far as tuning it up goes...
Check each of the wheels' "bearings" to begin with, to ensure they are running smoothly and as true as possible, without end play or wobble. Then use straightedges and flat jointed boards to line up the three pulleys as much in a single flat plane as possible, by shifting shims, etc. (It may behoove you to remove the table out of the picture to begin with, if possible, so you can get the wheels lined up well with one another, then replace the table once the blade will track.)
The adjustments on a three wheel system can be a little more delicate and temperamental than on a standard 14" bandsaw, so be moderate in your tracking adjustments, and crank the wheels by hand to begin with as you work the tension up on the blade, checking constantly to keep the blade running as close to the center of all three tires as possible. Don't worry about the blade guides at all until you get the blade running on the wheels well. Then move the backed off guide blocks and backing bearings into place. They are meant, after all, to keep the blade from deflecting, not to force it into position.
That's my quick advice for how to tune it up.
Good luck. It looks like a beaut!

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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