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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Default Bandsaw Blade Tension Safety Switch

Just once, I forgot to tension the blade before turning the bandsaw on. Don't want to do that again.

For less than $10, I bought a push-button limit switch similar to the one on the blade brake. A block of wood acts as a spacer to hold the switch in the proper position. I Drilled and tapped the back of the saw case to hold the block in place. I wired the tension switch in series with the blade brake switch. Now the motor won't start unless the blade is tensioned.
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