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    Due to time constraints, most of us can't get to the saw each day (and for me, haven't gotten to it yet!). So I wanted to know, when the saw sits idle, should the tension on the blade be released, reduced, or maintained? I know my bandsaw needs the tension released in order to prevent damage to the wheels and blade, curious if the scroll saw was similar.

    Thanks!
    Draken

  • #2
    I always release the tension when I'm going to be away for any amount of time.
    Bill

    DeWalt 788



    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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    • #3
      I always release the tension. It takes the pressure off of all the bearings, springs etc.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        Boy, you sure do learn something new every day.

        The last few times I've used my saw, when I had finished, it was an inside cut, so I just never re-inserted the blade.

        Never thought of releasing the tension, but now I'll make a point of it. It sure makes sense.
        Kelly
        "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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        • #5
          Draken, I always release the tension when I am done with the saw for the day as well as giving it a good vacuuming. Mick P-20
          Mick, - Delta P-20

          A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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          • #6
            Thanks

            everyone for the replies. Releasing the tension is what I figured, for the same reasons that the bandsaw needs to be detensioned.

            Cheers,
            Draken

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