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I have a 7 1/2 band saw SPECTRA made by wilton blade broke i am in a wheelchair and am having one hell of a time getting new blade to stay on. can you direct me to someone in my area ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA THAT I CAN CALL FOR help . thank you from a disabled 73 year old man peter kurimai 10841 50th ave n st petersburg fla 33708 tel# 727 392 4613 e mail mkurimai@tampabay.rr.co. again thank you

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Here are two stores in your area which I hope will help. I would ask for someone in the electric tools department.
Lowes- 7301 Park Blvd
, Pinellas Park, FL
‎ - (727) 547-9335

Ace Hardware_ 9137 Oakhurst Rd, Seminole, FL‎ - (727) 593-1984

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