Blade tensioning system.
As the lever at the rear of the saw is turned it raises or lowers
the long bolt that in turn raises and lowers the upper wheel.
Tensioning handle on top of saw
Blade is tensioned here. The lever pressed Tension is released here. The saw will not start.
against a small micro switch and allow the
saw to run. The micro switch is from the
door of a dishwasher.
The blade guide design was copied from my 4 x 6 metal cutting bandsaw.
The bearing studs are on a cam so the bearings can be adjusted for
Lower bearing assembly
This is looking into the rear of the saw.
The saw sits on 4 rubber wheels.
The motor is 1 1/2 HP.
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