I went to a local auction and bought an "Omaha Industrial Tools" O.I.T
metal cutting bandsaw, Model BSHV-45. I looked up their website and did
not find much. It appears that Northern Tool sells or sold this brand,
but it's not on their websiet either. The tool is made in Taiwan, but
it appears to be well made. The only thing I can find wrong with it, is
that the power switch is bad, and someone direct wired it. And the
plastic shroud (shield) over the gears is broken and falls off. Some
duct tape will fix that shroud, or maybe I'll make some metal bracket to
hold it in place. And the switch is just a common toggle switch that I
can buy anywhere.
But it needs a new blade. It's listed on the tag to be a 1/2" X 025 X
64 1/2". In other words, the blade is 1/2" wide and 64 1/2" long. I'm
guessing the 025 must mean the number of teeth???? [or is that 0.25),
but it looks like a common hacksaw blade).
Anyhow, I have never owned one of these. so I'm wondering where to buy
replacment blades (online, or at a store). ???? Does anyone know?
Is this a standard size blade?