I'm about to buy a bandsaw, and want to know what the general usage of riser
blocks is ..
Is it standard procedure to install them and leave them in, or is it
desirable to remove them when the additional height is not needed ?
Rephrased, does the use of riser blocks cause increased tuning / adjustment
My thoughts are that I am eventually (soon) going to want to do some
resawing or cutting thick blocks and will require the riser blocks. Also, I
figure I should probably get the kit up front so I don't have any problem
(time or availability) when I finally do want it.
If there are no issues with leaving the riser blocks in, then I would only
need one set of blades rather than 2.
For the past 7 years I have had a sears variable speed 3 wheel 11" bandsaw.
The primary limitation has been 3 1/2" cutting height.
Recently I have not been able to tension it enough. I have yet to call
sears to price a new spring, if they still have parts, but fixing it I would
still leave me with limitations that have bugged me for 6 years. I
frequently cut plastics, which is why a new saw is desirable to be multi
If it can be fixed relatively cheaply, I will.
About the saws I am looking at - 14" multi speed capable, enclosed motor
I have narrowed it down to two, with the essential differences that I know
of so far
Delta 28-206 2 speed 16" table, , fast tension release
King KC-1433fx 3 speed, 15" table,
both have: 9 spoke wheels, enclosed motor, micro adjusts, 1 hp motor
Comments would be appreciated.
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