|Project by Paul||posted 11-03-2015 12:25 AM||903 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This project started with me getting tired of cranking the hand wheel on my bandsaw every time I was done with it. I had a 12” HF F clamp that broke and I simply cut it to size, drilled 2, 1/4” holes in the hand wheel and the repurposed bar clamp iron, added an oak handle and called it good.
I call it “quick” tension relief because I have not found a real quick tension relief lever on the market yet and I have not found time to hack into my bandsaw yet to make a real one.
It does work quite well however, It provides approx. 5-1 revolutions per turn opposed to the stock hand wheel.
Thanks for looking,