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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 04-23-2011 01:11 AM 899 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kanihoncho

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04-23-2011 01:11 AM

I am in the middle of changing blades on my Jet JWBS-14CS 14” bandsaw. The silver tensioner block all of a sudden will stop even though I am still turning the tension knob so the blade never tightens. Not even close, there’s still a 1/4 inch gap.

I’m assuming the spring is shot? If that is the case does anyone have a recommendation for a superior spring?
Thanks.


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#1 posted 04-23-2011 02:45 AM

I’ve got a Carter Cobra on my Delta 14. You couldn’t hurt that thing if you ran over it . I would first check my blade length though…I’ve seen over(and)undersized bands. I’d also have a look at the threads on your tensioning rod for a stripped area. Either condition would produce the problem you describe

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 03:59 AM

I had a cheapo 14 incher thirty years or so ago that I experianced a similar problem with. I found finally that the block was binding in the ways. I took it all apart, filed the ways and cleaned up the block then life was good (till the motor fried) BTW I was not suggesting that your saw is a cheapo but mine was for sure. It was an early china special and in that era they were really bad.

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