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.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain