|Project by tenontim||posted 02-27-2008 08:33 PM||3480 views||15 times favorited||9 comments|
Tried to post this on Blake’s site, but couldn’t get pictures to load. I kicked the idea around of a device like the one Blake made, but settled on the large handwheel, usually sells for about $70. I bought the parts from Grizzley. Handwheel=$6.95 and handle=$1.50, plus shipping. The photos show how to do it. I added the acorn nut on the bottom to give the original rod the height it needed to clear the top of the saw. I also added the eye bolt to keep it from swinging around to much. A quick 5 turns and it goes from 0 tension to a setting for a 3/8” blade.