Ransomes Bottom Blades
I don't seem to be able to locate a Bottom Blade for my Ransomes Sixteen. Can anyone tell me if a Ransomes 18 inch or 20 inch bottom blade cut down would fit?
The holes in the Sixteen are set in 1 inch from each end then the intermediate studs are at 3.5 Inch centres (There are 5 studs all together)
If anyone can suggest a solution I would appreciate it.
Had a look and 3.5" is the standard spacing for the old Marquis 18 and 20" machines and also the Twenty Four. The first hole in the 18 and 20 inch blades is nearer 3/4 of an inch to the end so if you wanted to cut a 16" from one of those it would be a little short at one end but if you used a 24" blade from the Twenty Four you could get it exact. Always assuming, of course, that the profile of the Sixteen is similar.
However if you don't already have any of those blades to hand it's probably far less hassle to get the proper thing from Garfitts !
Thanks for the info Angus. I might just be better going for a new one rather than fiddle about.