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Forum topic by MLK posted 2269 days ago 961 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MLK

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2269 days ago

I just finished assembling my new Jet 14” Band saw with the riser block. went toghter real easy with some help. I also bought a ¼” Timber Wolf blade. I thought I would install the Jet blade that came with the riser block assembly for practice. The problem I have is the blade seems to be to short and won’t go around the wheels; I completely released the blade tension. Does anyone have a suggestion?


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GaryK

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#1 posted 2269 days ago

I’m pretty sure that the blade should be 105” for the Jet. You should measure it to be sure. Just start from the weld.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 2269 days ago

I have that saw with the riser. It is a 105.

HTH

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Dano

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#3 posted 2269 days ago

I have the same set up and have had some problems like you mention. It will fit but the best I remember I had to start the blade on the wheel and then roll it on by turning the wheel by hand. It is a tight fit, I also suggest you invent some new words while working on it. They won’t help the fit but they seem to help your attitude.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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Doug S.

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#4 posted 2269 days ago

I used to have a 14” Jet+riser but sold it about 3 years ago. If I recall I had a similar problem after installing the riser. I think I had to loosen up the top wheel to get the blade on. Not the tensioner (tho that needs to be as loose as possible too) but the one on the back side #91 on the parts diagram http://woodworking.jettools.com/PartDetails.aspx?BDID=409
then readjust after getting the blade on.

-- Use the fence Luke

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motthunter

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#5 posted 2269 days ago

First, it is a 105 blade.. second, you will have to loosen to lower the top wheel to get the blade on. I had the same challenge with my powermatic. Powermatic is the same saw but comes with arter guides and tension system.

-- making sawdust....

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Al Killian

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#6 posted 2246 days ago

Any chance of getting a blade that is a 1/2” longer? This would give room to slide it on and adjust it? Not sure if this would work, but maybe a good solution.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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