Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: MM-16 Blade length?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sterling, Virginia
    Posts
    557

    MM-16 Blade length?

    Good afternoon. What length blades are other owners running? I purchased a MM-16 vintage 2003. I looked at the label on the column and ordered a blade 143". Of course it will not go on. So by calculation and tying a string around the wheels I get a range of 144 1/8" to 146 7/8". I am now thinking 145" is good. Advise please Thanks, Walt
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Posts
    27,649
    Wow! There is a significant difference between your MM-16 and my MM-16! The sticker on mine says 151.18" MIN to 154.33 Max. I ordered 154" and have been using them. I wish I'd ordered something closer to mid-range!
    Ken

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sterling, Virginia
    Posts
    557
    I was wondering if it has to to do with age. 154" is what is called out on Sawblade.com.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    In the foothills of the Sandia Mountains
    Posts
    15,741
    Band length has changed a few times as Minimax has bumped up the resaw capacity.
    My 2004 MM16 has a Min of 146.4 and a Max of 149.6
    Please help support the Creek.


    During the middle ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Does anyone know if there is anything planned when this one ends?

    ---

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Posts
    27,649
    Walter, if I was in your shoes, I'd take the middle of your string measurement as you suggested in your first post.
    Ken

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    57,013
    If you have the 12" resaw version like I do, the blade length I use is 145".
    --

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sterling, Virginia
    Posts
    557
    I should have checked it out more when I saw the large difference on the web site. I am going to reorder at 145". My big wonder is why their sticker on their saw is so far off.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    In the foothills of the Sandia Mountains
    Posts
    15,741
    Are you positive the band you ordered is what you ordered? It wouldn’t be the first time a band was made undersize, particularly if the person making it had a bad weld or two.
    Please help support the Creek.


    During the middle ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Does anyone know if there is anything planned when this one ends?

    ---

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sterling, Virginia
    Posts
    557
    I will check it at work Monday but I think it's probably what I asked for. Even then it's 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 small to the machine. $ 28.00 lesson. Thanks

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Posts
    183
    I bought mine in 2005 and uses a 149” blade.
    Cheers, Bill Fleming

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    57,013
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fleming View Post
    I bought mine in 2005 and uses a 149” blade.
    You have 16" resaw. The version that the OP and I have is the older 12" resaw version. Shorter band.
    --

    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cedarburg, WI
    Posts
    183
    No mine has a shorter re-saw. Previously I thought the 2005 versions had the same re-saw as previous ones but a slightly larger motor. But maybe they were odd by having a slightly larger re-saw (still less than full 16”) and a larger motor. Anyway mine has a 146.45” to 149.60” sticker. The Carbide re-saw blade that came with the saw had a tag that said 149” and so that is the size I’ve ordered For other blades.
    Cheers, Bill Fleming

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Meredith, NH
    Posts
    132
    I have the same vintage MM-16 and use 144".

    PCG

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    weaverville, ca
    Posts
    325
    i had to edit this one -

    early generation mm16 - 145"
    jerry
    Last edited by jerry cousins; 02-10-2019 at 2:38 PM.
    jerry

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •