Blade Holder

•The job of changing a band saw blade can sometimes look pretty comical. Ill usually start by placing the blade on the upper wheelof the band saw. Then I'll start to work the blade over the lower wheel. Butjustwhen I get the blade in place, it slips off the upper wheel.

So to avoid the Laurel and Hardy routine, I temporarily clamp the blade to the upper wheel before workingtover the lower wheel. It doesn't take much to hold it. A couple of spring clamps will do the trick.

Once the blade is on both wheels, set the blade tension. Then remove the clamps before checking the blade tracking.

Jim Engle Excelsior Springs, Missouri

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