I can't fit my blade on my bandsaw (Laguna 18BX). I have lowered the top wheel through releasing tension both through bottoming out the blade guide adjustment hand wheel and the quick-release blade tension lever and I can't get my 145" blade to fit.

I even used a clamp to try and pull the wheel down. Things are well made, but I'm at a total loss.

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    Did you look at the Owners Manual? You might consider contacting Laguna support. Perhaps the unit is assembled improperly or you have an incorrect blade.
    – jwh20
    Dec 14 '20 at 12:42
  • Have you compared new blade to old? Or did you chop the old one up already?
    – Solar Mike
    Dec 14 '20 at 12:46
  • That's a nice band saw (you have my envy)! Is this brand new and the factory supplied blade doesn't fit, or is this a replacement blade? If it's brand new, it might, as painful as it sounds, be a manufacturing defect. If it's old, maybe the blade was mismarked as 145" when it's actually shorter (the docs say a minimum of 143-3/4").
    – FreeMan
    Dec 14 '20 at 13:57
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    Using a clamp to pull on parts of a $2,000 saw is highly dubious, and may have expensive consequences. RtM and/or call support, indeed.
    – Ecnerwal
    Dec 14 '20 at 13:58
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    I would measure the blade in my experience a most high end bandsaws can handle a fair difference in blade length, they may have shipped the wrong one.
    – Ed Beal
    Dec 14 '20 at 14:16

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