|Forum topic by Charlie75||posted 02-24-2014 06:49 AM||687 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-24-2014 06:49 AM
I am always at a loss as to how much to tension a band saw. I know there are a lot of theories out there. I am a tad paranoid I guess having broken one blade and not anxious to repeat the experience.
If memory serves me I even read a statement (not on this forum) that it would almost impossible to tighten a blade with the normal knob enough to break the blade. I have my doubts about that.
Just for information I am talking mainly about a 3/16 blade on the Chraftsman 14” saw. I have a Carter stabilizer on this saw also. I might add that on occation the blade with jump out of the track in the stabilizer. Any thoughts?
-- Charlie75, Alto