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Forum topic by Llarian posted 12-20-2009 07:51 AM 1302 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Llarian

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12-20-2009 07:51 AM

So I just got a new bandsaw in the mail yesterday, got it all setup with the riser, and started running through the initial steps with a new 105” Timberwolf blade.

And, just like the guy in this review (http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/424), the instructions for initial tensioning don’t work with a riser, so I bent the riser bracket trying.

Does anybody have the manual PDF he mentions that says how to adjust the tensioner with a riser block? I bent the bracket straight again, but I’d like to figure out how to tension things correctly when I go to use it again. =)

-D

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com


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#1 posted 12-20-2009 05:05 PM

The link provided doesn’t work. I bought the carter tension spring to replace the undersized stock one when I added a riser block to my rigid 14” bs. What I like to do it to set the tension for the next thickest blade. So if I am using a 1/4” blade I will set it to the tension of a 3/8” blade. This method has worked fine for me and I have used it quite extensively for resawing tall stock.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Llarian

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 07:33 PM

Link should have been: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/424

The spring might be underpowered, but that’s sorta secondary to the fact that the tensioner mechanism itself has to be adjusted after adding the riser block. The review I tried to link to explains what happens and alludes to some instructions for this saw on how to do it. =)

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 07:40 PM

Hm, nevermind. I should’ve read the comments more closely. Its in the new manual, there’s just nothing in the riser block instructions saying where to look. I’ll try that out this afternoon.

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com

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