It is essential that the saw band be correctly tensioned in order to obtain maximum accuracy and
Band tension is applied by tuning the removable handcrank located below the saw heed. Tighten
the band to the proper tension indicated on the band tension indicator on the machine column.
The figures on this scale are recommended tensions and are based on the most common gages and
pitches used. When using bands with coarser pitch or lighter gage, reduce tension. Increase the
tension when using heavier bands.
A new band may stretch slightly as it is being used. It is important to check the tension of the
band so that it does not become too slack.
TRACKING THE BAND
To facilitate tracking the band on the wheels, the upper wheel is tiltable in and out, as
well as adjustable up and down.
(1) With the wheel doors open, jog the start/stop pushbuttons and observe how
the band tracks.