|Forum topic by rogerw||posted 04-07-2011 12:34 AM||4828 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-07-2011 12:34 AM
I bought a ryobi bandsaw a short while ago. I knew up front it wasn’t the best one out there but my use is for small craft-type stuff and I found a refurbished one so the price was good. The reviews I read just about all said the blade that comes with it sucks. Well it cut pretty good until today when, during a cut on a piece of trim for my dollhouse, it started making that infamous “thump,thump,thump” sound and the snapped. I was reading the manual and it said the tension can shorten the life if it is too tight. I don’t know if that was the case but I’m a little confused at the instructions for setting it. It said to pluck it like a guitar string and it will make a sound like a musical note. Yeah… which note??? There are 7 notes with several octaves.
SO…. what is the way to properly adjust the tension so when I bring home a new blade it will have a chance of lasting, hopefully longer than this one did, without having to decide which musical note sounds good?
As always, I appreciate y’all’s opinions and expertise.
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