Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Aligning blade with upper blade holder

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Aligning blade with upper blade holder

    Hi all,

    Since this was not obivious to me initially, I thought I might point it out to others that are new. You experienced ones figured this out a long time ago.

    When using bottom feed, putting the blade in the upper holder without the blade binding in the feed hole causing the board to jump on startup, just use the project to move the blade directly in front of the holder, slip it in and tighten the clamp.

    As I said, to some that is obvious, but it sure sped things up for me.

    Steve - Toledo
    RBI Hawk 220VS FD Blades

  • #2
    Steve, when you tension the blade that should move the wood so the blade is straight up and down unless you are holding onto the wood. I assume you release the tension before changing holes. I am a top feeder but it should be the same.
    Mick, - Delta P-20

    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

    Comment


    • #3
      Mick,

      I like to make sure the blade is perpendicular before I tighten the blade holder. That way I know the tension is consistent. If the blade is curved somewhat before I reapply the tension (I know tensioning will move the wood into the proper position), I am afraid that variance would result in inconsistent tensions.

      Sorry I did not make myself clearer.

      Thanks for the response.

      Steve - Toledo
      RBI Hawk 220VS FD Blades

      Comment


      • #4
        Steve, I don't know what kind of saw you have but the tension on my Delta P-20 stays the same all the time unless I turn the tension knob to change it. My first saw was a bottom feeder. I have been scrolling for 14 years and always make sure I am holding the wood down when I start the saw. I stand while sawing and have a foot switch mounted at knee height on my stand. I just bump it with my knee to turn the saw on or off. That way my hands are always on the wood. Everyone has their own way of doing things and whatever works for you is the best way.
        Keep making sawdust.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

        Comment

        Unconfigured Ad Widget

        Collapse

        Latest Topics

        Collapse

        • will8989
          Reply to Source for 5-Ply poplar plywood?
          by will8989
          I do all my puzzles in 3/4” wood, mostly poplar but some cherry or walnut....
          Yesterday, 10:57 PM
        • millwab
          Reply to Source for 5-Ply poplar plywood?
          by millwab
          Understandable for your baskets Betty, but in my experience 1/4” solid wood for puzzles tends to not hold up very well. Especially the small locks....
          Yesterday, 08:57 AM
        • will8989
          Planer do
          by will8989
          Should read planer Died yesterday. But Bruce got out his instruction book and google and got it apart. Needs new belt, plastic cover and pulley gear. Ordered from eBay and should have by Monday. Of course all work on dough boards stopped. $55 is much cheaper than a new planer. Oh well, on to the next...
          Yesterday, 08:48 AM
        • will8989
          Reply to Source for 5-Ply poplar plywood?
          by will8989
          My customers won’t buy anything cut from plywood. I’ve spoiled them. I use poplar for all my kid puzzles. With Bruce volunteering at the County Park antique sawmill, I have an endless supply of poplar. My current batch is green and white striped. I make cases for all my puzzles and back them with...
          Yesterday, 08:43 AM
        • will8989
          Reply to Wood supply
          by will8989
          I have enough of that. I bought 3 sheets of 1/8 and 1/4 a few months back. Bruce was at the sawmill yesterday and the superintendent of the Park told them they were getting over 50 oak trees from various county parks. The trees have sort of bug that is killing them . They will be quarantining them in...
          Yesterday, 07:40 AM
        Working...
        X