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Does anyone have any recommendations on a good video or read on setting the tension on a bandsaw blade?  I have tried a few different ways but not really sure I am getting it right. Is there a way to tell from the saws performance how good the tension is on the blade? 

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Try this:

 

If tension (and other aspects of setup) are right, the saw will perform much better. One thing many users fail to grasp is that not all bandsaw frames are stiff enough to properly tension a wide blade, also that wide blades are not strictly necessary.

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I bought this guy and it's helped me get good results on smaller blades. I'm not sure i trust it for 3/4" blades. There i still use the blind guess method.

https://www.eztension.com/buy-one-now/eztension-bandsaw-tension-gauge

If your using carbide tipped bandsaw blades stay away from Alex Snodgrass's method and use the manufactures method. I have 5 broken carbide tipped blades from using that method.

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