Bandsaw blade substitution
Hello all. I have another non-router question.
My son has an old Craftsman 10" bandsaw that uses 56 7/8" blades. He's just learning to bandsaw and is having problems cutting a tight radius with his 1/4" blade. I recommended going to a 3/16 blade. He is having trouble finding a 3/16 in the 56 7/8 length. You can order them from Sears, but they're on back order.
A couple of places locally have 3/16 in a 56 1/8 length. Has anyone any experience with substituting a shorter blade (3/4" shorter) and taking up on the blade tension? I haven't looked yet to see if there's enough adjustment left to take up that much. Thanks. Jim
P.S. I'm also asking this on a couple of other forums, so if you see it again, disregard.