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I have an old Grizzly 1019z 14 1/2 bandsaw, which used 98” blades.

I recent installed a 6” riser block - and purchased 111” blades - which I though was correct based off my math.

They are too big - so before ordering more I am trying to figure out the correct size. Should be be 110” or should I go even shorter then that?

Thanks in advance.


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What sort of projects are you doing? Resawing is involved, I assume... We like photos! :grin:

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Might be time to take out the ole tape measure and literally put it around the wheels...

I did a quick search and found an article that indicates 105 3/4"...although it refers to it a bit left-handed (no offense to lefties)

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You could get them shortened. You'll have to check around your area to see who can do it. Lee Valley sells a splicing kit. Some of the outfits that sell blades might have that too.
 
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You could get them shortened. You'll have to check around your area to see who can do it. Lee Valley sells a splicing kit. Some of the outfits that sell blades might have that too.
We have a saw sharpening shop that will do it for $12.00.
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110" is way too long, look at that link I posted the correct length is listed, if you scroll down to the specifications for that riser block kit.


Get the most from your band saw by increasing its cutting height capacity from 6" all the way up to 12"! Upgrade for 14" band saws. Increases blade requirements from 93-1/2" to 105". Comes complete with everything needed to convert your saw quickly and easily. Kit includes: Riser block, blade guard assembly, guide post, mounting hardware and instructions. Must be used with 105" band saw blade.



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I have a Porter Cable 14" and I believe it's the same saw sold under many names... It's a 93-1/2" blade like Herb's. Are you sure your saw took a 98"?
 

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I have a Porter Cable 14" and I believe it's the same saw sold under many names... It's a 93-1/2" blade like Herb's. Are you sure your saw took a 98"?
The castings for these old style 14" band saws are all made in the same factory. The havn't changed from the 1940 Delta's.

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The castings for these old style 14" band saws are all made in the same factory. The havn't changed from the 1940 Delta's.

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Something on them has changed. Looking at Grizzly's website, the older 14" Band Saw, G1019Z, does indeed spec out to a 98" blade. Grizzly's current line of 14" Band Saws (G0555 line) uses a 93.5" blade. In either case, if adding a 6" riser to the band saw, you will need a blade that is 12" longer.
 

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Something on them has changed. Looking at Grizzly's website, the older 14" Band Saw, G1019Z, does indeed spec out to a 98" blade. Grizzly's current line of 14" Band Saws (G0555 line) uses a 93.5" blade. In either case, if adding a 6" riser to the band saw, you will need a blade that is 12" longer.
My Mistake, you are right, @sunnybob was right you will need a 110" blade. The G1019 was 93 1/2" and the G1019Z model is 98" blade. You can get a blade off Amazon, Supercut blades are good blades, I use them all the time. They will even make them to length too.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...es&rh=n:228013,k:110"+supercut+bandsaw+blades

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My Mistake, you are right, @sunnybob was right you will need a 110" blade. The G1019 was 93 1/2" and the G1019Z model is 98" blade. You can get a blade off Amazon, Supercut blades are good blades, I use them all the time. They will even make them to length too.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...es&rh=n:228013,k:110"+supercut+bandsaw+blades

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I have not heard of Supercut blades. We live so far back inthe hills that the sun don't come up till about 1 PM. :wink:
 

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Just twice the height of the riser block you added. But my Delta 14" used 93" bladed before I added my 6" block. Now it takes 105" blades are you really sure your saw uses 98" blades? I think it would then have more than a 14" throat.
 

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OK so if it is easy to take the table off take it off after unplugging the saw. Take a good heavy piece of string and run it around the two wheels. You need to adjust the tension to about half way through its travel. Mark the place where the two pieces of string meet so that the string is tight but not stretched. Mark the place where they meet and then remove the string and layout on the floor. Measure the distance between the two marks. Bingo you have your blade length.

Many blades are already made in standard sizes like 93.5 and 105. If you do not find your exact measurement made in the standard sizes then you can order the type of blade you want from many sources and they custom make it to the length you need.

I get my blades from spectrumsupply.com and they take about a week to make and send me my bandsaw blades. There are many suppliers that make what you need to order. I get the Lenox CT carbide blades for resawing and they really do last.

If your measurement matches the ready made sizes then get them from amazon, woodcraft, peachtree or highland woodworking. if your measurement is not one of the popular sizes then order them, they do not cost any more custom made from the right supplier.
 
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