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jimcal 07-23-2013 09:37 PM

Delta Band Saw model 28-185
I'm a new member of this forum. I have the above band saw I bought several years ago at a garage sale. Recently the blade broke and I am trying to replace it. I purchased the right size blade, however when I go to install it I cannot get any degree of tension on the new blade no matter how much I play with the tension adjuster, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any advice you can give me.

gus1962 07-24-2013 02:46 PM

What blade did you buy? Carbide or Bi metal?

gus1962 07-24-2013 02:54 PM

You may need to adjust the quick release tension mechanism . Refer to your manual.

jimcal 07-25-2013 06:07 PM

The package doesn't say, it is an Olsen blade, the label says "wood band".

NickPolitis 07-25-2013 08:05 PM


^^^Here's the manual. ^^
According to the manual you lift the tension lever and twist it til the spring compresses. Then twist the lever an additional twist with an 1/8 inch blade,an additional 2 turns with a 1/4 inch blade and 3 turns with a 3/8 blade.
Look at page 10.
Does that help?

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