Blade speeds of 115, 160, 220, 335 and 3000 FPM
are available by interchanging the positions of the
motor pulley and the gear box pulley. Fig. 22 shows
the motor pulley (A) positioned on the gear box shaft
and the gear box pulley (B) positioned on the motor
shaft. Then with the long belt positioned on the
inside groove of pulley (B) and pulley (C) and the
small belt positioned to one of the remaining three
grooves of the pulleys (A) and (B) Fig. 22, speeds of
160, 220, and 335 FPM are obtained when the
shifter knob (D) is pushed in. To obtain the 3000
FPM blade speed simply pull out the shifter knob (D)
Fig. 22. Blade speed of 115 FPM is obtained by
pushing the shifter knob (D), removing the long belt
from pulleys (B) and (C) and placing the small belt
on the inside groove of the motor pulley (B) and gear
box pulley (A).
Except for the one speed of 115 FPM, both belts
may be left on the machine regardless of the speed
To change blades, proceed as follows:
1. Remove upper and lower wheel guards.
2. Release tension on the band saw blade.
3. Remove the table adjustment pin and table insert.
4. Slip the blade off the wheel and guide it out through
the slot in the table.
5. To install a new blade, reverse the above procedure.