The blade that I recommend using for this sawmill is the 1-1/4″ x 0.042″ x 7/8″ pitch
To break that down, the 1-1/4″ refers to the width of the blade
.042″ refers to the thickness of the blade
7/8″ refers to the distance between the teeth.
The next piece of information you will need is the length of the blade. If you are using a brand name, mill you probably have that info from your manufacturer. If you have just built your own mill, your going to need to get this info.
Take a piece of rope or string that will not stretch and run it along the wheels as the blade would go. Mark the rope and then measure the rope with a measuring tape. It is easiest to measure the rope with the tape by nailing one end of the rope to something stationary. Then hook your tape measure on the nail and pull both back until you reach the end of the rope.
(Note: you should take this measurement with your sawmill in the middle of it’s blade tension adjustment range to give room for error. )
Sourcing the Blade
If you want to order online, head on over to the Homemadezone.com store and browse the “Blades” Category: