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

        • handibunny
          Reply to Question about tilting head saws
          by handibunny
          It doesn’t matter whether the saw table tilts or the saw arm tilts. Either can be used for any project cut at an angle, and there’s a learning curve for each.

          I actually prefer the tilting table because the blade remains vertical. I find that at really steep angles, like 40 or 45 degrees,...
          Today, 02:10 PM
        • will8989
          Reply to What you find when cleaning out a cedar chest
          by will8989
          This is the tapestry I found in the cedar chest. We can’t identify where the pictures are from. Two among many. I also forgot to mention dad was also in the army Fife and Drum Corps and also played with a big band when he was discharged. Have to find that info....
          Today, 12:34 PM
        • will8989
          Reply to Bruce doing great
          by will8989
          What a morning. The therapists were quite pleased with what he could do. He took the wrap off today and he can walk with the walker with very little pain. It’s getting the leg completely straight that is hard to do. It’s when his brother stopped in that things went off rails. Rolf, we are talking...
          Today, 12:19 PM
        • Sandy Oaks
          Reply to Question about tilting head saws
          by Sandy Oaks
          If you are referring to 3D Compound cutting, the blade is 90 degrees to the table and not tilted. I use the tilting head for things like inlays and Carole's bowls. If you want a tilting arm, be sure it is rack and pinion. Look at other features that may fit your needs. As a Pegas dealer, I can help...
          Today, 11:32 AM
        • Jim Lowder
          Reply to Need Advice Refurbishing Somerville Excalibur 30
          by Jim Lowder
          I think the foot release was an option. I don’t see the pulley for it on the back of yours. Although it may have been removed. It is a very simple concept, it’s a cable attached to the back of the saw to release the arm
          Today, 10:10 AM
        Working...
        X