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Posted on Where do you install your blade on your band saw?

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 09:05 AM

Derosa often the flex is caused by over tensoining the blade. The blade tension scales on the tool are not accurate. most of the time people feel the need to over tighten because they want to push the material through to fast. We had several big band saws one was a 48” old iron that we got for 200.00 dollars because the blade kept jumping off the wheel. The fellow worked at a Dplant where they resawed material for trim and he was just feeding the saw to fast which changed the tracking on the upper wheel to the point that the blade would come off. we happily took his problem off his hands and ran the saw for years. the usual blade was 3/4” but we did run all the way down to 1/4” for cutting small circles and some 1” for resawing.

We had to build it into a platform because the table was so high it originally set into the floor. it also had wooden wheels with iron spokes. People would back up when it was turned on cause it was scary if you weren’t used to it. the blade would just whistle and the spokes disappeared.

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