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Band Saw Blade Tension

Posted by Bill Schaefer on November 12th, 1997 11:45 AM

I have a Craftsman band saw which had an electronic readout of the blade tension. The electronic sensor broke; the replacement part is expensive, and a Sears power tool salesman advised me that I really didn't need a tension guage and that he never used one, he just tightens the blade until the tension feels right. I have been doing this, but have had two blades to break recently, so it seems I am applying too much tension. Is there a good "seat-of-the-pants" method of setting tension?

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  • Tension? by Chris Stone  11/16/97 05:43 PM

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