I can't seem to get my new bandsaw to tension the blade adequately. Need to
do some resawing and can't crank enough tension onto the blade. (Will have
to call Jet tech support on Monday). Why do these things always happen on
Friday night. I've tried two different blades (1/2" Vermont American and
3/4" Olson both 3tpi)
The saw has worked fine with the factory supplied blade (3/8" 6 tpi) but not
with these new blades. The saw is the new 14" Deluxe JWBS-14 with the quick
release blade tension handle. I have stuffed some plastic between the
roller and the socket on the handle and that has helped, but I'd like to
have it work right.
Need to finish a project for a charity auction. And also had planned on
using the saw to cut some tenions. Yea, I've got tension, but not in the
I just bought the same saw, and bought 2 Timberwolf (-ish) blades, so
I am very interested in what you find out.
The Timberwolf blades come with directions on tensioning them by
vibration/tuning. But these are low-tension blades. I assume your
blades are not low-tension.
Sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to this account incurs a fee of
$500 per message, and acknowledges the legality of this contract.
If you completely compressed the spring, then you might have damaged it. I
had compressed mine completely and it would no longer tension the blades.
You can buy a new tension spring for about $15 or $20 from Woodcraft or
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.