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Forum topic by Todd posted 02-02-2015 10:45 PM 1394 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Todd

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02-02-2015 10:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I have a Craftsman Band saw model 119.224010. The predecessor to the current BAS350.

Tensioning blades wider than 1/2” requires a super grip on the tensioning knob. Furthermore there is no tension quick release on this machine.

I looked at the tensioning knob and how it interfaces.

I discovered that a 3/8” extension will fit in the hole perfectly. So I drilled a hole in the extension and epoxied a section of a #10 bolt into it.

I bought a cheap ratchet from HF and now I can tension and de-tension with ease. As a bonus the ratchet matches the color scheme of the band saw!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 11:05 PM

Nice!

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joey502

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 11:39 PM

I have a very similar model craftsman that I had the same problem with… until now anyway, good idea.

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toolie

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 02:48 AM

nice modification to a really undervalued 14” bandsaw.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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