|Review by Brad_Nailor||posted 12-30-2010 01:36 AM||3275 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I was lucky enough to receive one of these for Christmas this year. It is really well made like all the other Carter products. The instructions were concise, with lots of pictures. It’s pretty straightforward to install. You have to disassemble the whole top of the bandsaw, but it’s easy. The tricky part was lining the toggle assembly up parallel to the tensioner, and marking the holes. You drill two holes to mount it and they even include the drill bit! Then you just put the saw back together and put the arm all the way up, and tension the blade like normal. It works flawlessly, and its well made and feels quality. Almost every new bandsaw made these days has a tension release arm like this one, and I think this although a pit pricey, is a great way to upgrade a basic bandsaw to a great bandsaw! Overall, I give it 5 stars…It’s well made, relatively easy to install, and functions as advertised. Here are some more pics of the installed device..