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Forum topic by Grinder posted 01-11-2010 04:56 AM 1228 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Grinder

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01-11-2010 04:56 AM

Hello. I have model # 28-275 Delta 14” band saw and when I tension the blade the tension spring bottoms out and there is no adjustment left.The blade when I pluck it just does not seem to have that correct ping sound to it. Could the spring need replacement or am i doing some other thing wrong. Thanks For Your Time.


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#1 posted 01-11-2010 05:52 AM

I read somewhere that even though there are special springs available, the original springs rarely need replacing. Check the “frog”- the part the moves up and down when you adjust the tension- for cracks or being bent.

Also, make sure the blade you have is the proper length. My band saw originally called for a 92 1/2” blade but I can only get 93” blades (stock). It doesn’t make too much difference but the built in tension gauge is not accurate- if it ever was.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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