Bandsaw Table, what the pin for?

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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 10-31-2011 04:58 AM 5035 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2011 04:58 AM

This seems like a silly question to me but what is that pin for sticking in the side of my Band Saw table? The one that you have to remove to change the blade.

I know it has a purpose or Delta wouldn’t have spent the money to add it.


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#1 posted 10-31-2011 05:00 AM

it keeps the tables flat together
so the wood doesn’t catch if they warp slightly

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 05:02 AM

Ah I see. I knew there was a reason why I hadn’t tossed that pin in a drawer yet, but it was getting close. lol

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 05:07 AM

I have a delta band saw that was missing this pin when I bought it (used). I noticed that it was missing and actually made a new on from an old broken drill bit.


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#4 posted 10-31-2011 07:33 AM


NO…...that’s not the reason they put that pin in the side like you described…....they put it there just to annoy you, cause they know you’ve got to go hunt up a pair of pliers or a pair of vice grips to pull it out everytime you change blades…..don’t ever use a hammer to tap it in…you’ll be in trouble…..:)).

Chunky: David is actually right…..I was just pulling his pin..:) I just barely push mine in to remove it easliy.

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#5 posted 10-31-2011 07:41 AM

I use a flat head screw driver from the bottom side near the end to free it quite easily.

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#6 posted 10-31-2011 02:59 PM

Mine was designed with a 1/4” set screw in it ,easy to remove.

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 05:00 PM

I’m sure they added it specifically so it would poke me in the side whenever i try to walk by it.

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