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05-21-2018 07:42 PM
Marco Such a good idea that someone will steal it and make a fortune
05-21-2018 07:14 PM
DonkeyHody
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Originally Posted by DesertRatTom View Post
Nice idea on the switch. But for my little bandsaw kept in the shop, a simple sign would help. Maybe attach it to a short wire so I can flip it away without losing track of it. I think you should suggest this to Laguna.
I went to Laguna's web site and submitted a message to customer service suggesting they add a stop switch on the blade tension lever. No reply.
05-21-2018 02:15 PM
DesertRatTom Nice idea on the switch. But for my little bandsaw kept in the shop, a simple sign would help. Maybe attach it to a short wire so I can flip it away without losing track of it. I think you should suggest this to Laguna.
05-21-2018 12:04 PM
charlsara Very slick! I may adopt that. I started my Laguna untensioned one time. The blade came of as soon as I started cutting. I thought I had broke the 150.00 Resaw King blade but it was OK, Whew! Now I keep a stick on the table with "blade tension off" wrote on it. I lay it aside when the blade is tensioned.
01-25-2018 03:19 PM
Cherryville Chuck I like it. Nice and simple but still very effective.
01-25-2018 02:44 PM
Nickp Nicely done...
01-25-2018 02:11 PM
Dejure Good solution.
01-17-2018 07:35 PM
difalkner Yes, I meant how well does it work but I didn't phrase that correctly, did I? I understand the electrical part.

But the electrical explanation may help someone who doesn't understand that part so good response on both counts - thanks!

David
01-17-2018 05:24 PM
DonkeyHody
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Originally Posted by difalkner View Post
Nice work, Andy! How's it work? Looks foolproof to me. Laguna should use that and pay you in saw blades!

David
How's it work?? If you mean does it work well, yes it does. The blade tension lever must be at the limit of its travel or the saw won't start.

If you mean "how" does it work, it interrupts the current to the magnetic coil that keeps the motor switch engaged. This push-button switch has 3 terminals. One is "Common", one is on when the button is pushed, the other is on when the button is released.
01-17-2018 04:38 PM
difalkner Nice work, Andy! How's it work? Looks foolproof to me. Laguna should use that and pay you in saw blades!

David
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