As the first upgrade to my bandsaw (before I install the riser kit), I
changed out the old tension rod/knob for this one:
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I didn't realize it at the time, but the old one had several spots where it
was worn. The new one fixed that problem and didn't cost much at all.
Plus, the handle is superior to the too-small knob. It's a simple matter
now to adjust the tension. It went from 0 tension to full tension in less
than 15 seconds.
Well, it looks cool, but I gotta ask. It seems if you have a riser block
installed, this crank might end up being too high to comfortably reach?
Especially if you are putting on a lot of tension? Tippy toes, anyone? I
could be wrong, though.
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