Band saw improvement #1: serenity at last

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Blog entry by woodklutz posted 03-26-2012 07:55 PM 1202 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For two years I used my Jet Bandsaw with frustration resawing thick wood. My blade was great and sharp but it took forever to rip. I really hated the saw. Then after reading the manual (for the first time) I discovered all I had to do was tighten the drive belt. NIRVANAH, now I can resaw easily. What was a simple fix but because of my know it all attitude almost turned me against using it.
I rip effortlessly and straight now, and I am a happy camper.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 03:52 AM

Nice discovery! Nothing makes for a better day when your tools work the way your want them to!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:44 PM

About 20 years ago I saw a picture of a computer (something like a pdp 11) with a board hanging at one of the multiple cabinet’s door saying something along the lines of:

“If everything fails try the manual”

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Brian Scott

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 06:21 PM

Sweet! No one is old enough to learn new things.

-- No one is old enough to learn new things.

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 09:10 PM

Sometimes, all it takes is going back to the basics. Glad you had freed yourself from suffering.

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