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Blade width on No Name Mill
« on: November 12, 2020, 04:39:48 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I have a No Name mill that came with a 1" blade of which I'm having trouble finding replacement blades. Most manufacturers deal only with 1-1/4" blades.

How would I know if this mill will accept a 1-1/4" blade?

Below are a couple of pictures of the wheel and blade guide assembly.

Thank you very much,
SD



 



 

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 06:31:17 PM »
Id try to see if a blade supplier would send a pack of 3 to 5 1.25 blades and see how they work.  You might have to adjust tracking a bit but finding blades you can use would be worth it
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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 07:28:26 PM »
Member @cutting_edge will sell a small number of blades. Dont know where youre located, so he may be in your region - or not. (Probably a good idea to fill in your profile so we can provide better answers. )

Looks to me like that machine will handle 1.25 blades though. If not, you can always get any blade stock made to any length. 

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 08:51:36 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I have a No Name mill that came with a 1" blade of which I'm having trouble finding replacement blades. Most manufacturers deal only with 1-1/4" blades.

How would I know if this mill will accept a 1-1/4" blade?

Below are a couple of pictures of the wheel and blade guide assembly.

Thank you very much,
SD


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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 08:55:29 PM »
Looks like it would be fine with a 1 1/4.  Just make sure you have enough clearance between the covers and the wheels to get the band on and off.  
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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 11:07:41 PM »
It looks to me like that mill may have "B" type belts. If so, they usually run 1-1/4" blades on them. If the shaft size those pulleys are mounted on are at least 1-3/8" diameter, then they will take the tension required by 1-1/4" blades.
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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 04:11:39 PM »
Thank you everyone,

To reiterate, the blade that came on the saw is 161x1x.35 and I've called Cooks who can make replacement blades but they also need to know the Minimum & Maximum spread. At the moment it's pouring outside and so that measurement will have to wait.

Figure that I'll order a 5 pack with at least 1 of a 1-1/4 blade and see if it works.

It'll be a week or two before I have blade but will keep ya'll posted.

Thank you again,
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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 08:47:38 PM »
When you check your minimum, if 158 will work , its a common size and they wont have to be custom made. Probably will lose a little on your cut width though. If you fill in where your from , maybe someone would have one you could try on before ordering. Im in Augusta ga.

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 09:59:09 PM »
Also you have to look at your blade guides if you change widths and where the guide rollers run on the blade, can't be to far out on the tips. so when you get your new blade aligned on your band wheel be sure to check your guides.

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2020, 06:48:55 AM »
Your guides (bearings) would work better, if the surface area they contact were wider, especially for 1-1/4" wide blades.  

Pay attention to the bearings that run behind the blade... Tracking should keep the blade forward 1/8" of that surface.  Running the back edge against those is a quick way to break a blade.

1-1/4" wide blades will serve you best.  Blade thickness is best determined by bandwheel diameter for longevity vs. cut quality.



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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 12:24:20 PM »
When you check your minimum, if 158 will work , its a common size and they wont have to be custom made. Probably will lose a little on your cut width though. If you fill in where your from , maybe someone would have one you could try on before ordering. Im in Augusta ga.
Hi Trimguy,
After measuring carefully the Minimum blade size is 160.5" and the Max is 161.5", so it looks like a custom order is the way to go.
SD

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2020, 12:27:58 PM »
Your guides (bearings) would work better, if the surface area they contact were wider, especially for 1-1/4" wide blades.  

Pay attention to the bearings that run behind the blade... Tracking should keep the blade forward 1/8" of that surface.  Running the back edge against those is a quick way to break a blade.

1-1/4" wide blades will serve you best.  Blade thickness is best determined by bandwheel diameter for longevity vs. cut quality.
Hi Iwawoodwork & Cutting Edge,
I'm reinstalling the original blade today (had it off for measuring) and will look to get the alignment as you've instructed. I took the entire wheel assembly apart to figure out exactly how it works and am now much more confident in ensuring the alignment.
Thank you,
SD

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Re: Blade width on No Name Mill
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 08:13:58 PM »
Hi Everyone,
Purchased Cooks 5 blades (1x160.5+) and a 1.25 to try.
Haven't installed yet but reasonably confident in the measurements.

Thank you to all,
SD



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