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Forum topic by normrep posted 761 days ago 708 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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normrep

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761 days ago

Greetings All! I’ve been looking at the Big Horn Bandsaw Tension Crank @ at the following address: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Horn-14330-Tension-Crank/dp/B001C4UOVS Wondered if any of you are using this item especially with an older Jet bandsaw. I have a 1992 Jet JBS-14. Some of the reviewers suggest the supplied nut didn’t fit the groove properly on their Jet saws. I contacted customer service at Big Horn and at Jet and both said they don’t know if this item will work with my saw or not. So…no help there. I think this could be great if it worked and came with the right hardware. Any of you Jet owners using it successfully? Thanks for the input! Norm


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#1 posted 761 days ago

I bought one for my 14” Jet – What a piece of junk it was! Save your money! The very first time I tensioned my bandsaw after installation the threads stripped out on the threaded rod. I was about 80% tensioned as indicated by the indicator spring on the saw. Not worth the price of purchase and shipping in my case.

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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normrep

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#2 posted 760 days ago

Thanks for the reply knothead. It’s hard to wade through all the gadgets not knowing what really works and what doesn’t. I like your postscript – so true: “So much wood – so little time.” Like most of the good things in life – not enough time to enjoy it. Keep making sawdust…

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