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Homemade Band sawmill #7: Updates and some improvements

07-22-2015 12:16 AM by geekwoodworker | 8 comments »

After using the sawmill for awhile I have found a few issues needing some slight improvements. The v-belt would loosen up after some use and then the belt would squeal. I added a belt tensioner to the motor mount and now it only squeals when starting. The bearings I used for the blade guides worked great except they would seize up after a while and changing them was a pain. I decided to try wooden guides using iron wood. I changed the bolt out to a threaded rod for easy changing of the guides for when they wear out. The guides have a slot in them for some adjusting. The first set lasted for 1000 bdft. The current set has 300 bdft and showing no signs of wear. I kept h...

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