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|06-21-2011, 10:53 PM||#21|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Michigan
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I got in the habit of releasing the tension on my DELTA P20 scroll saw because it was recomended by Delta as the saw has graphite arms. It was just a matter of flipping a lever. I have continued doing it on my Hegner also.
The way I see it like the old saying goes: IT CAN'T HURT AND IT JUST MIGHT HELP.
Stoney aka Al
Making dust with a Hegner 22V with an older (US made) Craftsman for backup
|06-22-2011, 11:47 AM||#22|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Bay, WI
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The word tension, doesn't sound like a good thing to me. I always release the tension lever. Let the metal rest, give it a break.
Taking It Real Easy
Doug's Wood Puzzles and Gallery
|06-22-2011, 04:34 PM||#23|
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Beautiful Southern Oregon
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It is an automatic thing with the band saw, turn off, cut, release tension. With the scrollsaws it is not so automatic. I remember once I forgot it and left for one off my trip and when I came back I had a seven inch scrollsaw blade. Wait a minute, do you think I am stretching the truth. Really, it is a good idea to release the tension.
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
Jean De La Bruyere...
Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw
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