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Old 06-29-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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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.

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I always release the tension when I'm going to be away for any amount of time.
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I always release the tension. It takes the pressure off of all the bearings, springs etc.
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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.
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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
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everyone for the replies. Releasing the tension is what I figured, for the same reasons that the bandsaw needs to be detensioned.

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