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Forum topic by DevilDogNurse posted 08-12-2012 10:29 PM 5561 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2012 10:29 PM

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Hey all,

I recently picked up this Craftsman bench top bandsaw. I know it’s not exactly top quality, but for $40 i’m not going to complain….. much.

Issue #1 – It is set up for a fence, but one wasn’t included. (I purchased it used) I looked up the manual on-line, and a fence wasn’t included originally, and isn’t even an option! Not much I can think of to do about this, except gripe. I’m going to try and make a table and fence system I saw on-line…..

Issue #2 – Blade Tension. I can’t seem to tension the blade enough. I’ve read the instructions through and through…. I dunno. Maybe I bought a blade that was just slightly too big?

Any suggestions?

-- Marine, Nurse, Dad.

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 10:56 PM

The correct blade length should be in the specifications section of the manual. And you probable have a arrow that indicates the porper tension for the blade width. Incidently I recently replaced the Craftsman cool blocks on my floor model of the late 70’s and tuned it along with an Olsen blade and it now performes better than it ever has. Hardly any drift at all even when resawing 5” material. Keep looking. Sears customer service may be of assistance. Russell

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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