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#1 posted 04-30-2008 11:02 AM

I just purchased a Jet bandsaw and I have almost gotten it completely together and aligned. I have heard some vague mumblings about blade tension and how important it is. Am I to understand that I need to release the tension when the saw is not in use? Does just loosening it from 3/4” to 1/4 or 1/8” do the trick? I would appreciate input. Thanks

-- kein Schaden ohne Nutzen

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#2 posted 04-30-2008 12:19 PM

Hi Out2sea71,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and interesting part of your woodworking journey.

With regards to your question it would be better to post it as a forum topic since it will get more views there but in answer to it yes you need to release the tension on the blade when you are finished using it for the day. Unless you are planning to use it every day then detensioning the blade at the end of your woodworking day will reduce stress on the blade and the saw.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-30-2008 01:46 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#4 posted 04-30-2008 03:25 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 04-30-2008 05:36 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-01-2008 03:17 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 03:05 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 03:44 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 05-04-2008 07:59 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 05-04-2008 08:03 PM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 02:08 AM

Congratulations! In the next few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 04-24-2010 01:15 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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