Jet 5×6 Bandsaw pulley tensioning spring

Yesterday I mad the first modification to my saw. I didn’t like the door hinge method of tensioning the pulley belt. Don’t get me wrong, the stock method is fine, but I don’t want to get a wrench out every time I want to change speeds.

I learned about this mod on the home shop machinist forum. It’s really simple and requires no unalterable modifications to the saw. All you need is a length of angle iron a spring and an eye bolt.

jet 5×6 bandsaw stock pulley tensioning bracket

jet 5×6 bandsaw pulley tensioning spring

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