If I had just gotten a new bandsaw, the first thing I would do is get a
"riser" for it and increase the throat height by 6" (that comes in so handy
for so many things) Obviously, when you do that you need a new blade - I
agree with the "Wood Slicer" from Hightland Hardware recommendation. I have
tried others and have had none that touched the way the Wood Slicer
performs. As far as releasing the tension, I never do and have had no
excess wear on the tires. I have had the saw over 10 years I am still on the
same set of tires and they show no grooving at all at all.
I'm seriously considering getting the riser kit. I know it changes the
blade size, so I'll probably use what I've got to get a feel for how the
Does your saw get used on a regular basis? That seems to be one of the
variables no one mentions when talking about releasing the tension.
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