I don't know much about bandsaws, only that when you turn them on they are suppose to cut what you want cut. I was given an older 10 in. Shopcraft bench top saw and have used it some. I wanted to do some cutting and the blade broke. Since I have no book on it and the saw isn't made anymore I need to find out how the blades are sold. The blade from my saw measures 57 inches laid out flat, is this the size or is it when it is still together in a loop. Any help will be appreciated.