Need a manual for a sears/craftsman model #103.24300 bandsaw
Any particular reason? If general settings problem, please follow this advice:
Brand of bandsaw is of no importance, problem is... I assume that problem is with
regulation of the blade motion. Please follow these instructions, I
posted them previously for another member, they apply to any bandsaw in
existence, regardless of brand, manufacture, age or look...
I love bandsaws, they are one of best and most universal woodworking machines, used as well in food and metal industries.
what you should know about bandsaw that it have several points of
regulations and all of them must be adjusted correctly. Basic "anatomy"
of bandsaw is that it have body, in it there is housed driving wheel (bottom)
and tension wheel (top), both of these are protected by rubber "tyre"
usually crowned, that allow for better self adjustment and protect teeth on
Switch machine off and remove power plug from the socket.
Start with tension, open covers, retract top (above
the table) and bottom (below the table) guides so blade is not touching
the rear bearing or side slides.
1. rotate top wheel and see
where blade is wandering, regulate tension and tilt on the wheel till
band position itself on the centre of the top wheel, is rotating freely without wandering, and cuttin edge is
off the wheel or rubber and do not touch the wheel or raiser.
strip of paper and slide top guide towards the blade till bearing touch
blade through the paper (paper thickness is about correct distance of
bearing to the blade), allowing paper to be slided out without tension.
lock bearing guide in.
3. insert paper on internal side of the blade and slide
internal slide guide block till you can only pull the paper out, lock
4. repeat previous (3) operation on external guide block and after you slide paper out, lock it in position as well.
5. manually rotate the tension wheel, should operate freely, without wandering, without touching bearing or side slides.
6. repeat step 2 to 5 on the bottom guide
7. close the covers
8. adjust hight of the top guide suitable to cut , allowing about 2 finger breaths above the cut piece.
9. connect power, switch on the bandsaw and switch off, after it stop, check for tension, switch on and make test cut.
general rule applies to all bandsaw, regardless of brand, make,
vintage. Do remember that this is not a toy, it will cut through, wood,
metal and your fingers...
Do remember, that these operations must
be performed every time when you change the blade, do not forget to use
bit of silicone or teflon spray if you cut very sappy or green wood, do
not press and force, allow blade to slide and cut, use protection screen and googles, you have only
two eyes and there are no spares...
If you have problem with your bandsaw, not related to adjustments, please do not hesitate to ask further
questions, let us know how you get along with this info.
Aug 15, 2010 |