Sawing Versatility (continued)
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14-1. The Bandsaw can be mounted on (A) the MARK
V or (B) on a Shopsmith Power Stand.
up your bandsaw, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual
that came with your bandsaw.
work with the bandsaw, you'll find that it has several special
bandsaw can be mounted on the Mark V or a Shopsmith Power
Stand (Figure 14-1).
cutoff capacity is 10-1/2"
-the distance across the machine's throat. However, with
the blade offset 30° right, you can cut off (freehand) any
length of stock up to 3-7/8" wide. The bandsaw will cut
stock up to 6" thick.
bandsaw accepts continuous-loop blades 72" long and 1/16"
to 5/8" wide.
Bandsaw blades are mounted on two wheels, 11" in diameter.
Both wheels are covered with rubber tires to protect the
teeth of the blades and provide traction. The idler (upper)
wheel revolves on needle bearings, while the drive (lower)
wheel revolves on sealed ball bearings. The blades are tensioned
by adjusting the position of the idler wheel.
table surface is 11-3/4" (front to back) by 12" (right to
left). The table can be tilted from "0" to 45° right (away
from the frame). It has an adjustable positive stop at "0."
If this stop is removed, it can be tilted an additional
mounts on the power mount end of the Mark V. Warning:
You can run the bandsaw together with a disc or drum sander
as long as you remember that the dual setup must run at
14-2. The bandsaw/disc sander is a logical dual-purpose
setup, but the speeds used must be that of the bandsaw,
not the disc sander.
can supply extra support for long stock by setting up the
Mark V worktable and the rip fence as shown in Figure
14-3. Since the carriage can be positioned anywhere
between the power plant and the end of the machine, you
can adjust to supply support where it is most needed.
14-3. You can get extra support for long workpieces
by using the MARK V worktable and rip fence this
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