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    I’m relatively new at scrollsawing and I have a question. I use Mike’s Flying Dutchman blades (I really do think they are the very best) and I was wandering if the tension on the blade should be left tight while not using the saw for a few days? Or should I take the tension off the blade? I usually take the tension off. :-/ ???
    -Bill

    My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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    Re: blade tension

    Don't know if it's right or wrong, but I always release the tension on both my scroll saw and band saw. Have been doing it for years and haven't had a problem. Hope it stays that way.

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    • #3
      Re: blade tension

      I release the tension on my everytime as well

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      • #4
        Re: blade tension

        Ditto, ditto and yes, it's important! Not only does it keep you saw in good shape, the 'wrong' person can't 'accidently' turn on the saw and have it ready to cut.

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        • #5
          Re: blade tension

          Thanks, I'll keep on leaving the tension off.
          -Bill

          My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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