TM 9-3405-206-14 & P
TILTING THE TABLE
The table on this band saw can be tilted 45 degree to the right and 10
degrees to the left. To tilt the table, loosen the two star wheels (A) Fig.
11, tilt the table
to the desired angle and tighten the two star wheels (A).
90 DEGREE TABLE ADJUSTMENT
The band saw is equipped with an adjustable stop to insure that
the table is at 90 degrees to the blade.
1. Tilt the table to the right slightly.
2. Place the stop (A) Fig. 12, on the adjusting screw.
3. Tilt the table until it is at a 90-degree angle to the blade,
making sure by placing a square on the table and against the
4. When the table is at 90-degree angle to the blade, the stop (A)
should come into contact with the bottom of the table. If an
adjustment is necessary, loosen nut (B), Fig. 12, and turn
adjusting screw until the stop (A) contacts the table.
5. It is necessary to remove the stop (A) Fig. 12, when tilting the
table to the left.
ADJUSTING BLADE TENSION
On the back of the upper wheel slide bracket there is a series of
graduations. These indicate the proper tension for various widths of
blades. With the blade on the wheels, turn the star wheel (A) Fig. 13, to
raise or lower the wheel, until the red fiber washer (B) is in line with the
proper graduation for the size of blade being used.
The graduations will be found correct for average work and are not
affected by rebrazing of the saw blade. We urge you to use these
graduations until you have become familiar enough with the operation of
the Band Saw to vary the tension for different kinds of blades or work.
Over-straining is a common cause of blade breakage and other
unsatisfactory blade performance. Relax the tension when the machine
is not in use.