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Measuring Bandsaw BladesEvery wood and metal workshop is dependent on bandsaw blades for various tasks. If you are not familiar with these blades at all, any nearest workshop can help you out regarding this. But you can also measure a blade at home with some tools that are easily available in every household. In this article, we have tried to cover up all the methods that are convenient for measuring a bandsaw blade all by yourself.
Things You Will Need
- Bandsaw blade
- Measuring tape
- Marking pen
- Scotch tape
Step 1 – Measuring WheelsIf you are just getting the bandsaw blade of your cutting machine for the first time, there is nothing to worry about because you can still get the measurement from the bandsaw wheels.
Step 2 – Determining the Starting PointWhile measuring the bandsaw blade, make a mark on the blade from which you will measure it. Use a tape on the floor, and mark on it to determine the starting point so that the blade can come back to this mark.
Step 3 – Rolling the BladeCreate one rotation of the blade on a straight line. Hold it with your feet to secure the blade at one place, and mark that point by putting another tape.
Step 4 – Final MeasurementNow measure the distance between those two marks on the tape, and you will get the length of your bandsaw blade.
Final WordsBy taking the precise measurement, you can get the right blade for a specific task. You may have the best bandsaw but if you cannot fix the right length of the blade you have to face problems during using it for a specific task. Hopefully, these step-by-step procedures made it easier for you to understand how to measure a bandsaw blade by yourself.
I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.