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1080 days ago
Seems like whenever I do a band saw related search on the internet the search engine corrects me. if I search “Band Saw” is asks “Did you mean bandsaw” But if I type “Bandsaw” it wants to know if I meant the other way. I can’t seem to get it right. so let’s settle this once in for all- What the heck is the correct way to spell it?
Of course that wasn’t the only reason for this thread. I want to talk about Band Saw/Bandsaw quick release mechanisms. Carter makes a nice one for about $150- which is an outrageous price. And since there has been a long debate over weather they are necessasary at all, I thought I’d ask the community.
I am filming one of the upcoming episodes of the Stumpy Nubs Show which will include my own design for a homemade quick release, but I wanted to know if anyone really even wants one.
Here’s what i see as the two sides of the issue:
ONE SIDE SAYS- Leaving your blade tensioned all the time causes it to develop a “memory” and will leade to reduced flexability and shorten it’s life. It can also cause flat spots of the tires. A quick release makes it easy to release tension between uses, and also makes blade changes faster.
THE OTHER SIDE SAYS- That’s a bunch of whooey! People have left their band saw tensioned for generations and those things rarely happen. If you change blades a lot, or have a hundred and fifty bucks burning a hole in your pocket you can get one. But my tires and blades will last just as long as yours.
SO- which side do you come down on?
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