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    How many would prefer having a small crank on top of the bandsaw in place of the knob for tensioning?
    Would speed up tensioning quite a bit.
    \"Aarrgh, sliver me timbers\"<br /><a href=\"http://www.picturetrail.com/daviddunlap\" target=\"_blank\">www.picturetrail.com/daviddunlap</a>

  • #2
    that would be better. But using the band saw [img]smile.gif[/img] has probally saved my fingers

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    • #3
      I would prefer to see a tension quick release lever instead of a crank. I can live with the knob, but the lever would sure make it eaiser to release tension on the blade between uses. [img]smile.gif[/img]

      ....Michshooter

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      • #4
        I'm all for the quick release lever myself. It's available as an aftermarket item from Carter.
        http://www.carterproducts.com/
        Not to boast about other brands, but Look at Grizzly's new 14" bandsaw, G0555. Roller guides, quick release, and a price that drops your jaw.
        If I was in the market for a new bandsaw something would really have to tip the scales to buy the Ridgid over the Grizzly.
        I rarley release the pressure on the blade because alot of times I make quick single cuts on the bandsaw and it takes more time to fiddle with blade tension than the cut itself.
        John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>

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        • #5
          I'm just a tad bit on the short side..... ok ok i'm really short So far i haven't put my riser block extension on simply because I know it would be very difficult for me to reach the adjusting knob. I'd be all in favor of some way to remedy that

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          • #6
            Milk Crates.
            I too am not of basketball stature. I have 6 milk crates parked around my shop to reach things most people do flat foot.
            couldn't live without my riser block, and sometimes..ok, most the time.. I stand on a milk crate to use the bandsaw.
            Could always take off the leg stand and let it sit on the floor I guess.
            John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"http://www.woodys-workshop.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.woodys-workshop.com</a>

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            • #7
              I'm a 1/4" shy of being 5'5" and have already decided to modify the stands on my tools when I get a more permanent shop.

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              • #8
                Re: For Ridgid bandsaw owners

                somebody would hurt themselves or the tool by to much or to little tension

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