Huxley: Now you've got me fine-tuning how much tension to apply based on when the tires come off, as they did when I first fired up the Slicer. I could glue the tires on, I suppose, but that's such a hassle to get it on and a nightmare trying to scrape off. It just seems wrong. Also, if tension can erase blade set on the inboard side, I don't want it. Tension also puts more strain on the motor. Plus: I think there's some vibration dampening going on with urethane tires. With the 2 HP on 1" CT blade setup with a rail/sled feed I could push hard and bog down the motor but the blade would deflect and ruin the cut. Why put a bigger motor on that. To go faster I need a 2" blade THEN I want a 3or4 HP motor. For that kind of ripping you want the SAW on a rail and forget the tires because now we're talking LUMBER MILL. Slicer wants to bridge that gap between lumber mill and home shop veneer master. Did you ever put "set" and "angle" together to calculate the "set angle" of a band saw blade? Being an engineer you should love that kind of thing. It took me a month to come up with the formula, I checked it out with my brother, who is literally a rocket scientist, and he assured me it was correct. I'm not intimidated by titles. And my English is right up (or down) there with the average engineer; so if I don't exactly qualify, Do I get some points?
Last edited by falbergsawco; 09-01-2017 at 02:01 PM.