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My Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw Journey #6: Safety Addition

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Blog entry by Hoakie posted 01-31-2010 09:14 PM 1610 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I was looking at band saws one of the things that the Powermatic listed as a pro is that when the blade is detensioned, the quick-tensioning handle is in line with the blade so you will see it before turning on the saw. This gave me the idea to implement something similar for my Rikon. Using a little cloth and a magnet I fashioned the following

View from the front when blade is detensioned

and from the back

Alternative detensioned views

View when blade is tensioned

Thanks for looking

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]



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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 02:46 AM

that’s smart!

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Jeison

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 03:13 AM

thats a dang good idea

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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dlmckirdy

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 04:51 AM

Good idea. Shouldn’t the flag read “REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT”?

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 02:00 AM

Pretty cool idea

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 05:47 PM

Hoakie;

This is a great idea. I have the same bandsaw and always de-tension the blade after use. I have almost started the BS with blade de-tensioned a couple of times now.

Thanks for the idea.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 06:10 PM

Great idea! My saw runs off of 220v. As does my planer and table saw. I have only one outlet in my shop so I use an extension cord. When I shut down the band saw I hang the saws cord over the tension bar to remind me to tighten it before I start it…
About the lamp, did it come with the saw or did you add it?
Thanks,
Tom

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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Hoakie

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 09:06 PM

@Gentile,

The lamp came as part of the saw. However, the neck was pretty flimsy and wouldn’t stay where you put it so I fixed that issue by using a conduit bracket to minimize the travel the neck has. I don’t have as much range for the light, but at least now it stays where I put it

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#8 posted 06-15-2014 08:07 PM

BRILLIANT!!!

I will be implementing this on my Rikon 10-325 14” Bandsaw.

Thanks for posting your very clever safety upgrade!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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