I picked up a "Springfield Cast" 12" bench bandsaw, at an auction.
It's model 20412.
I have never heard of this brand of tools, or who sold them.....
But for $6, I thought I'd give it a try. When I got home, I plugged it
in, and it runs fine. It even has a variable speed knob, which is
something I have never seen on band saws.
Actually it seems to be well made.
The blade is still good, but sooner or later I'll need one. I'd like to
look for a spare blade BEFORE I need it.
There is no address, phone, or website listed on the tool. In fact I
googled the brand and did not find anything.
So, how do I determine the blade size needed? Yea, if I take it off, I
can probably get a rough length measurement, and it appears to be about
1/2" wide. (I believe the thickness matters too, or am I wrong???).
Why it's called 12" is beyond me. That blade is much longer than one
foot. And the saw is also bigger.
I've used band saws but not much, and I have never had to buy a blade
for one. Are there universal blade sizes?
I'll probably have to buy blades on Ebay, unless I can get them at
Menards or a local hardware store.....