Band Saw Tension Problem!!

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Forum topic by Woodworker101 posted 12-28-2015 09:58 AM 403 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2015 09:58 AM

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Hi LJ’s,

I recently bought a Laguna 14 twelve Band Saw for Christmas. I’m having trouble with releasing the tension using both the quick-release tension blade lever and the blade tension handle. You see, when I tension the blade using the quick-release tension lever, it tensions the blade nice and tight which isn’t a problem. The problem is when I deactivate the quick-release blade tension lever to change the blade, the upper wheel stays in the same position without lowering still applying tension to the blade. It is only until i rotate the blade tension handle a few times that I’m able to then push down on the wheel to release the tension and remove the blade from the machine. I know that pushing down on the upper wheel to get the blade off isn’t good for the machine, so that’s why i have stopped using it until i can resolve this issue.

Can somebody pleeeease help me with this???

Best Regards,


-- Jackson, Australia,

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 12:12 PM

Sounds like something is hanging.

Why don’t you call Laguna Tech Support?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 03:18 PM

Can’t help much. When I release the lever, the wheel goes down.
Laguna support can help. Always been helpful. Good luck.

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 06:24 PM

Take the blade off and operate the quick release up and down and watch what’s going on to figure what’s hanging.

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