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Blade Tension

Blade tension is a term used to describe how tight a bandsaw blade is on a bandsaw and is expressed in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI). In order to consistently produce straight and uniform cuts, bandsaw blades require tension. Before installing a bandsaw blade, the first thing to do is to put tension on the wheel to hold it firmly in place. This should be done each time a saw blade is replaced┬áto insure accurate cuts. Most bandsaws come with a gauge tension meter, which will indicate the amount of┬átension required based on the width of the blade. This is …

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