|Forum topic by Todd||posted 02-02-2015 10:45 PM||1353 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
02-02-2015 10:45 PM
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