|Forum topic by shipwright||posted 07-06-2013 11:01 PM||1000 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
07-06-2013 11:01 PM
I was in the shop today trying to design a mod to kiefer’s bandsaw sharpening jig to accommodate variable pitch blades (woodslicer). As is often the case with me I got sidetracked. In this case I decided, while I had the blade off the saw, I would investigate why my tension gauge had never worked.
Here’s what I found:
Because of fixed points inside the saw it seemed to me that the only way to remedy this would be to shim above the spring by the appropriate amount to bring the little critter down to where it belongs. I added a 1 1/4” piece of heavy wall pvc pipe to see.
Before you ask, I put a similar piece in my metal vice and submitted it to far more pressure and it held up fine. Anyway all re-assembled it was clearly a required part. I should have made it 1 1/2” but it was hard to measure accurately when the little red tab was bent up in the case at the top. In this photo it is showing 1 1/4” when properly tensioned for a 3/4” woodslicer. A 1 1/2 ” spacer would make it show 3/4”. You can also see the crumpled up decal at the top where the indicator used to go.
Has anyone else had this problem? (Delta 18”, 2004 model)
I’ll be interested to hear your answers. Thanks
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