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Woodstock W1672 Instruction manual
MODEL W1672
14" BANDSAW
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Phone: 1-360-734-3482 • On-Line Technical Support: tech-support@woodstockint.com
COPYRIGHT © 2001 BY WOODSTOCK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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Table Of Contents
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INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................2
ABOUT YOUR NEW BANDSAW ......................................................................2
WOODSTOCK SERVICE AND SUPPORT ..............................................................2
WARRANTY AND RETURNS ..........................................................................3
MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................3
SAFETY FIRST! ..............................................................................................4
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................4-5
BANDSAW SAFETY ....................................................................................5
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................6-7
AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES ..................................................................8-9
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ..............................................................................10
BOX CONTENTS ......................................................................................10
STAND ..................................................................................................11
BANDSAW BODY ......................................................................................12
MOUNTING MOTOR ..................................................................................13
QUICK CONNECT CORD..............................................................................13
MOUNTING TABLE ....................................................................................14
MOUNTING DUST PORT ............................................................................14
FENCE/RAILS ..........................................................................................15
ADJUSTMENTS ............................................................................................16
LOCATION OF CONTROLS ..........................................................................16
SPEED CHANGES ....................................................................................17
BLADE INSTALLATION/REMOVAL ..................................................................18
BLADE TENSION ......................................................................................19
TRACKING..............................................................................................20
WHEEL ALIGNMENT ..............................................................................21-22
BLADE GUIDES ....................................................................................23-24
TABLE ADJUSTMENTS ..........................................................................25-26
FENCE ADJUSTMENTS ..............................................................................27
BLADE LEAD ..........................................................................................28
OPERATIONS ..............................................................................................29
GENERAL ..............................................................................................29
TEST RUN ..............................................................................................29
RIPPING ................................................................................................30
CROSSCUTTING ......................................................................................30
CUTTING CURVES ....................................................................................31
RESAWING ........................................................................................31-32
STACKED CUTS........................................................................................32
BLADE SELECTION....................................................................................33
MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................34
GENERAL ..............................................................................................34
TABLE AND BASE ....................................................................................34
LUBRICATION..........................................................................................34
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ..........................................................................35
MAINTENANCE NOTES ..............................................................................35
WIRING DIAGRAM ....................................................................................36
CLOSURE ....................................................................................................37
DIAGRAMS AND PARTS LISTS ..................................................................38-42
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INTRODUCTION
ABOUT YOUR NEW BANDSAW
This new Shop Fox® Bandsaw has been specially designed by Woodstock International, Inc. to provide
many years of trouble free service. Close attention to detail, ruggedly built parts and a rigid quality control program assure safe and reliable operation.
The Model W1672 Bandsaw is capable of a wide variety of cutting operations in wood. The tilting table
allows sawing angles from 10˚ left to 45˚ right of the blade. The precision ground table ensures dependable accuracy and the quick release lever for the blade makes changing blades a snap. The W1672 is
packaged with a blade, motor and paddle switch with removable safety key.
Woodstock International, Inc. is committed to customer satisfaction in providing this manual. It is our
intent to make sure all the information necessary for safety, ease of assembly, practical use and durability of this product be included.
If you should have any comments regarding this manual, please contact us at:
Woodstock International, Inc.
P.O. Box 2309
Bellingham, WA 98227
WOODSTOCK SERVICE AND SUPPORT
We stand behind our machines! In the event that a defect is found, parts are missing or questions arise
about your machine, please contact Woodstock International Service and Support at 1-360-734-3482 or
tech-support@woodstockint.com. Our knowledgeable staff will help you troubleshoot problems, send out
parts or arrange warranty returns.
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WARRANTY AND RETURNS
Woodstock International, Inc. warrants all SHOP FOX® machinery to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for a period of 2 years from the date of original purchase by the original owner. This
warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents,
lack of maintenance, or to repair or alterations made or specifically authorized by anyone other than
Woodstock International, Inc.
Woodstock International, Inc. will repair or replace, at its expense and at its option, the SHOP FOX®
machine or machine part which in normal use has proven to be defective, provided that the original
owner returns the product prepaid to the SHOP FOX® factory service center or authorized repair facility
designated by our Bellingham, WA office, with proof of their purchase of the product within 2 years, and
provides Woodstock International, Inc. reasonable opportunity to verify the alleged defect through
inspection. If it is determined there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within the
scope of Woodstock International Inc.'s warranty, then the original owner must bear the cost of storing
and returning the product.
This is Woodstock International, Inc.'s sole written warranty and any and all warranties that may be
implied by law, including any merchantability or fitness, for any particular purpose, are hereby limited
to the duration of this written warranty. We do not warrant that SHOP FOX® machinery complies with
the provisions of any law or acts. In no event shall Woodstock International, Inc.'s liability under this warranty exceed the purchase price paid for the product, and any legal actions brought against Woodstock
International, Inc. shall be tried in the State of Washington, County of Whatcom. We shall in no event
be liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
Every effort has been made to ensure that all SHOP FOX® machinery meets high quality and durability
standards. We reserve the right to change specifications at any time because of our commitment to continuously improve the quality of our products.
Machine Specifications
Max. Cutting Width............................................................................131⁄2''
Max. Cutting Height ..............................................................................7''
Table Size ..................................................................................14'' x 14"
Table Height ......................................................................................42"
Blade Speeds ....................................................................2300/3200 F.P.M.
Blade Size Range ............................................................................1⁄8" - 1"
Blade Length ....................................................................................101"
Motor Size ............................................................1 H.P. 110/220V, 12/6 amps
Motor Speed ................................................................................1720 R.P.M.
Power Transfer ........................................................................V-Belt Drive
Bearings ....................................................Shielded & Lubricated Ball Bearings
Switch ............................................Paddle ON/OFF Switch, w/ Safety Lock Key
Weight ........................................................................................215 lbs.
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SAFETY FIRST!
READ MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING MACHINE
FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL
result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD
result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY
result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against
unsafe practices.
NOTICE
This symbol is used to alert the user to useful information about proper
operation of the equipment.
1. Thoroughly read the instruction manual before operating your machine. Learn the applications,
limitations and potential hazards of this machine. Keep manual in a safe, convenient place for future
reference.
2. Keep work area clean and well lighted. Clutter and inadequate lighting invite potential hazards.
3. Ground all tools. If a machine is equipped with a three-prong plug, it must be plugged into a threehole electrical outlet or grounded extension cord. If using an adapter to aid in accommodating a twohole receptacle, ground using a screw to a known ground.
4. Wear eye protection at all times. Use safety glasses with side shields or safety goggles (that meet
the national safety standards) while operating this machine.
5. Avoid dangerous environments. Do not operate this machine in wet or open flame environments.
Airborne dust particles could cause an explosion and severe fire hazard.
6. Ensure all guards are securely in place and in working condition.
7. Make sure switch is in the “OFF” position before connecting power to machine.
8. Keep work area clean and free of clutter, grease, etc.
9. Keep children and visitors away. All visitors should be kept a safe distance away while operating
unit.
10. Childproof workshop with padlocks, master switches or by removing switch keys.
11. Disconnect machine when cleaning, adjusting or servicing.
12. Do not force tool. The machine will do a safer and better job at the rate for which it was designed.
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13. Use correct tool. Do not force machine or attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
14. Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose clothing, neck ties, gloves, jewelry, etc.
15. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches before turning the machine on. Make this a habit!
16. Use proper extension cord. When using an extension cord, make sure it is in good condition. Use
extension cords 100' or less in length that are rated Hard Service (grade S) or better, and that have
a conductor size of 16 A.W.G. A drop in line voltage, loss of power and overheating can result when
using an undersized cord. The extension cord must have a ground wire and ground plug pin, as well.
17. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
18. Do not leave machine unattended—wait until it comes to a complete stop before leaving the area.
19. Perform machine maintenance and care. Follow lubrication and accessory attachment instructions
in the manual.
20. Keep machine away from open flame. Operating machines near pilot lights and/or open flames creates a high risk if dust is dispersed in the area. Dust particles and an ignition source may cause an
explosion. Do not operate the machine in high risk areas, including but not limited to, those mentioned above.
Additional Safety Instructions For Bandsaws
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Do not operate bandsaw without wheel covers, pulley covers or blade guards in place.
2.
Blade replacement, machine adjustments and maintenance are to be done with machine turned
off and unplugged. Allow all moving parts to come to a complete stop before doing any of the
above.
3.
Never position fingers in line with blade. Use push sticks or other safety devices whenever possible.
4.
Never back the workpiece from the blade while bandsaw blade is in motion. Turn off machine
and wait for blade to come to a complete stop before backing workpiece out.
5.
Unplug the machine and test blade tracking and tension before starting the machine. Blades that
are loose or not tracking correctly can come off and cause serious personal injury.
6.
Workpiece should be well supported leading into and out of the cut. The use of extension tables
is recommended.
8.
Use relief cuts to ease operations in tight corners and safely remove waste during long cuts.
9.
Never reach under table while blade is in motion.
10. If at any time you are experiencing difficulties performing the intended operation, stop using the
machine! Then contact our service department or ask a qualified expert how the operation should
be performed.
11. Habits – good and bad – are hard to break. Develop good habits in your shop and safety will become
second-nature to you.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
110V Operation
This equipment must be grounded. Verify
that any existing electrical outlet and circuit you intend to plug into is actually
grounded. If it is not, it will be necessary to
run a separate 12 A.W.G. copper grounding
wire from the outlet to a known ground.
Under no circumstances should the grounding pin from any three-pronged plug be
removed or serious injury may occur.
The Shop Fox® W1672 Bandsaw is prewired for
110 volt operation. The motor supplied with
your new bandsaw is rated at 1 H.P. and will
draw approximately 12 amps. When choosing an
outlet for this machine, consider using one with
a 15 amp circuit breaker or fuse. Keep in mind
that a circuit being used by other machines or
tools at the same time will add to the total load
being applied to the circuit. Add up the load ratings of all machines on the circuit. If this number exceeds the rating of the circuit breaker or
fuse, use a different circuit.
Extension Cords
When it is necessary to use an extension cord,
use the following guidelines:
•Use cords rated for Hard Service
•Never exceed a length of 100 feet
•Use cords with 14 ga. wire or bigger
•Insure cord has a ground wire and pin
•Do not use cords in need of repair
Figure 1A. Never remove the grounding pin!
Grounding
This machine must be grounded! See Figure 1B.
The electrical cord supplied with the W1672
comes with a grounding pin. Do not remove it.
If your outlet does not accommodate a ground
pin, have it replaced by a qualified electrician
or have an appropriate adapter installed.
Please note: When using an adapter, the
adapter must be grounded.
Figure 1B. Typical 110V 3-prong plug and outlet.
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220V Operation
The Shop Fox® W1672 14" Bandsaw can also be
operated at 220 volts. To do this, consult with
the wiring diagram in the back of this manual.
Also, you will need a NEMA-style 6L-15A plug and
outlet.
This equipment must be grounded. Verify
that any existing electrical outlet and circuit
you intend to plug into is actually grounded.
If it is not, it will be necessary to run a separate 12 A.W.G. copper grounding wire from
the outlet to a known ground. Under no circumstances should the grounding pin from
any three-pronged plug be removed or serious injury may occur.
The motor supplied with your new bandsaw is
rated at 1 H.P. and will draw approximately 6
amps during 220 volt operation. When choosing
an outlet for this machine, consider using one
with a 15 amp circuit breaker or fuse. Keep in
mind that a circuit being used by other machines
or tools at the same time will add to the total
load being applied to the circuit. Add up the
load ratings of all machines on the circuit. If this
number exceeds the rating of the circuit breaker or fuse, use a different circuit.
Extension Cords
We do not recommend using an extension cord
for 220V equipment. Instead, arrange the placement of your machinery and installed wiring to
eliminate the need for extension cords. If you
must use an extension cord, make sure it is
rated Hard Service (grade S) or better. The
extension cord must always contain a ground
wire and plug pin. Always repair or replace
extension cords when they become worn or
damaged.
Figure 2. Typical 220V 3-prong plug and outlet.
NOTICE
Grounding
Never replace the circuit breaker with one
rated at a higher amperage, or damage to the
circuit may occur.
This machine must be grounded! See Figure 2.
The electrical cord supplied with the W1672
does not come with a 220 volt plug. Use a plug
with a ground pin. If your outlet does not
accommodate a ground pin, have it replaced by
a qualified electrician or have an appropriate
adapter installed and grounded properly. An
adapter with a grounding wire does not guarantee machine will be grounded. Ground source
must be verified.
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AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES
Figure 3. Unplug saw before changing blades.
Figure 4. Never start motor with covers open.
Figure 5. Remove safety key when not in use.
Figure 6. Use push sticks whenever possible.
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AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES
Figure 8. Never place hands in line of cut.
Figure 7. Use push blocks when necessary.
Figure 9. Use relief cuts for tight curves.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Figure 10. Components laid out for identification.
The following is a description of the components shipped with the Shop Fox® W1672 14" Bandsaw. It is
recommended that the components be laid out in a similar fashion to those in Figure 10. This will help
in identification before beginning assembly. Should any part be missing, examine the packaging carefully to be sure none are among the packing materials. If any key parts are missing, contact Woodstock
International, Inc. at 360-734-3482 or tech-support@woodstockint.com.
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Bandsaw Body
Cabinet Stand
Table
Fence
Fence Rails (2)
Motor
Motor Pulley
8. Trunnion Support
9. 3⁄8" Bandsaw Blade
10.Table Insert
11.Miter Gauge
12.V-Belt
13.Dust Port
14.Bag of Hardware (see next page for detailed
contents)
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Hardware
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Do not connect the
machine to power at this
time. The machine must
remain unplugged throughout the entire assembly
process. Failure to do this
may result in serious personal injury.
Wear safety glasses during the entire assembly
process. Failure to comply may result in serious
personal injury.
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Carriage Bolts 3⁄8"-16 x 2"
Flat Washers 3⁄8"
Hex Nuts 3⁄8"-16
Carriage Bolts 5⁄16"-18 x 1"
Phillips® Head Screws 10-20 x 1⁄2"
Flat Washers 5⁄16"
Lock Washers 5⁄16"
Hex Nuts 5⁄16"-18
Hex Bolts 5⁄16"-18 x 11⁄4"
3mm Allen® Wrench
5mm Allen® Wrench
12mm Open End Wrench
Setscrew 1⁄4"-20 x 1⁄4"
Hex Bolt 3⁄8"-16 x 21⁄2"
Knob 5⁄16"-18 x 1" (stand)
Lock Nut 5⁄16"-18" (stand)
Knob 3⁄8"-16 x 1" (table)
Pin 3 x 10 (table)
Cap Screws M6-1 x 30 (fence)
Knob 3⁄8"-16 x 3⁄4" (fence)
Spacer Sleeves (fence)
While the main components of the Shop Fox®
W1672 14" Bandsaw are assembled at the factory, some assembly is required. The following is
the recommended sequence best suited for final
assembly.
Stand
The W1672 Bandsaw stand (Figure 11) should be
placed on a hard, flat floor. There should be
enough area surrounding the bandsaw to allow
proper working clearances. Make sure to place
the stand so the cabinet door is in front.
Figure 11. Bandsaw stand.
With the door open, insert the 5⁄16"-18 x 1" knob
into the door of the stand. Thread the 5⁄16" lock
nut onto the knob. Leave enough play so you can
still rotate the knob to tighten/untighten the
door to the stand body.
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Bandsaw Body
The bandsaw body represents a heavy load.
Seek assistance before
beginning this step.
1. Seek assistance and place the bandsaw body
next to the stand. Rotate the bandsaw body
so the access door on the bandsaw body is
facing the same way as the cabinet door.
Figure 12. Lifting tensioning handle.
2. For safety, remove the bandsaw blade. To
do this, open the upper and lower doors on
the bandsaw body. Lift the tensioning handle up and carefully remove blade. See
Figure 12. If the blade is hard to remove
with the tensioning handle up, rotate the
handle counterclockwise to release the
pressure. See Blade Changes section for
more details.
3. Lift the bandsaw body with the help of an
assistant. The foot of the bandsaw body will
fit into the pocket in the top of the stand.
Do Not lift from the foot
of bandsaw body. Your
fingers would be at risk
of a pinch injury should
the bandsaw be placed
in this way.
Figure 13. Securing bandsaw body.
4. Secure the bandsaw body as in Figure 13
with the (4) 3⁄8"-16 x 2" carriage bolts, 3⁄8"
hex nut and flat washers provided.
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Mounting Motor
1. Make sure the key is in place in the keyway
on the motor shaft. Align the keyway and
slide the motor pulley onto the motor shaft
as far as it will go. Figure 14.
Figure 14. Installing pulley on motor.
2.
Align pulley with the hole in the back of the
bandsaw body. Slide the motor until mounting
holes align with those in top of the stand.
Figure 15.
3.
Secure the motor with the (4) 5⁄16"-18 x 1" carriage bolts, 5⁄16" hex nuts, lock washers and
flat washers provided.
4. Line the motor pulley up with the lower
wheel pulley and tighten the setscrew with
the Allen® wrench provided.
Quick-Connect Cord
To eliminate troublesome wiring, the motor for
your bandsaw has a quick-connect cord that
leads from the motor to the switch. The receptacle end of this cord comes out of the bandsaw
body near the motor and the plug end of the
cord is already attached to the motor.
1. Locate the two plug ends and connect them
together as shown in Figure 16.
Figure 15. Installing motor.
2. Do Not become confused with the switchto-power cord. It will not fit in the quickconnect receptacle. Do Not plug the switchto-power cord into the power source at this
time.
Do not rely on quick connect cord when making
adjustments to bandsaw.
Always unplug directly at
the power source.
Figure 16. Plugging motor to switch.
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Mounting Table
The table is secured to the bandsaw by two
trunnions mounted to its bottom surface. These,
in turn, have threaded studs that work to lock
the table’s angle with respect to the blade. In
order to mount the table, you must first mount
the trunnion support.
Secure the trunnion support with the (2) 5⁄16"-18
x 11⁄4" hex bolts and 5⁄16" flat washers as shown in
Figure 17.
Positive
Stop Goes
Here
Next, partially insert the positive stop bolt (Hex
Bolt 3⁄8"-16 x 21⁄2") with a 3⁄8" hex nut threaded
halfway up the length. The location for the positive stop bolt is shown in Figure 17.
Figure 17. Attaching trunnion support to body.
To mount the table:
1. You should have removed the bandsaw
blade as stated in step 2 of the “Bandsaw
Body” assembly instructions. If you haven’t
done this, do it now.
2. Rotate table until the table pin points away
from the bandsaw body.
3. Look under table and align threaded studs
with holes in the table support. Allow table
to rest on the trunnions, making sure the
studs go through the support.
Figure 18. Securing table with the hand knobs.
4. Secure table as shown in Figure 18 with the
two hand knobs provided.
Mounting Dust Port
There is a vent in the body of the bandsaw
directly under the table. Attach the dust port
over this vent with the (4) 10-24 x 1⁄2" Phillips®
head screws as shown in Figure 19.
Figure 19. Installing dust port.
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Fence/Rails
The fence is secured to the table with 2 rails.
The rails are fastened to the front and back
edges of the table with 4 socket head cap
screws and spacer sleeves. The fence is most
often used between the blade and the bandsaw
body upright, so place the rails as shown in
Figure 20.
To install the rails and fence, follow the
instructions below:
1. Start a socket head cap screw through the
hole in the end of the rail, then add the
spacer and thread into the hole on the outside, back edge of the table as shown in
Figure 21. Do not tighten at this time.
Figure 20. Rail placement.
2. Secure the rest of the rail by placing a socket head cap screw through the remaining
hole, add the spacer and thread into the
hole in the back edge of the table as shown
in Figure 22.
3. Tighten both screws and repeat for the
other table edge.
4. Loosen upper knob on fence and hook the
other end of fence onto the fence rail.
Install the adjustment knob.
Figure 21. Rail assembly.
5. Slide the fence on the rails (See Figure 23),
beyond the hole in the table where the
blade will go.
Figure 22. Securing rail with cap screw.
Figure 23. Starting fence on rail.
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ADJUSTMENTS
Tensioning
Handle
Location of Controls
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the
controls of your new bandsaw. They will be frequently mentioned throughout the instructions
in this manual, and the better you know your
machine, the better you can make it perform.
Figures 24, 25 and 26 point out the key controls and their locations.
On/Off
Switch
Wheel
Cover
Door
Handles
DO NOT adjust the bandsaw while it is running.
Wait until the machine is
turned off, unplugged
and all working parts
have come to a complete
stop before proceeding!
Rear Fence
Control
Figure 24. Model W1672 14" Bandsaw.
Blade Guard
Tracking
Knob
Upper Blade
Guide Assembly
Guide Post
Knob
Front Fence
Control
Trunnion
Knobs
Figure 25. Front location of controls.
Lower Blade
Guide Assembly
Adjustment
Hub
Figure 26. Rear location of controls.
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Speed Changes
The speed diagram in Figure 27 is included to
help illustrate belt positions necessary to produce the available speeds. Select the proper
speed for the job at hand and move the belts to
the desired location.
There are three factors in determining necessary blade speed: the type of blade, the material being cut, and the feed rate at which the
material will be cut. Harder wood should be cut
at a slower speed with a fine blade. On the
other hand, a coarse blade at a faster speed will
clear sawdust more effectively.
Figure 27. Diagram of speed options.
Unplug the bandsaw
before changing speeds
to avoid accidental start
up. Failure to do this may
result in serious personal
injury.
Unplug the bandsaw before changing speeds.
The bandsaw has 2 speeds: 2300 and 3200 F.P.M.
Decide which is practical for your specific
needs.
1. Loosen the motor mount bolts and slide the
motor toward the wheel to loosen the belt.
Figure 28. Speed pulley
(lower wheel removed for clarity).
2. Move the belt in the desired direction.
Rotate the pulley (See Figure 28) to force
the belt into the next groove.
3. Slide the motor away from the wheel to
tighten the belt. Make sure the belt is tight
enough so it won’t come off or slip on the
pulley.
Never operate bandsaw
with belt cover in the
open position. Your hand
may become trapped in a
belt and serious personal
injury will occur.
4. Secure the motor mount bolts back to the
body of the bandsaw.
5. Close the cover.
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Install/Remove Blades
DO NOT investigate problems or adjust the bandsaw while it is running.
Wait until the machine is
turned off, unplugged
and all working parts
have come to a complete
stop before proceeding!
To remove the blade:
1. Remove the table insert as in Figure 29.
2. Pull out the steel pin at the end of the
blade slot in the table.
3. Loosen the guide blocks by turning the
thumbscrews counterclockwise and retract
guide blocks away from the blade.
4. Lift the tensioning handle. Turn the handle
(counterclockwise) if the blade is still too
tight.
5. Put on leather gloves to protect your hands
from the blade teeth. Carefully remove the
blade from the wheel. Work it through the
blade guard and guide assemblies.
Hint: It may help to slowly spin the wheel by
hand as you are pulling the blade. This will force
the blade off if there is slight pressure.
To install the blade:
1. With the table pin and insert removed,
open the upper and lower wheel covers,
then put on leather gloves.
Figure 29. Removing table insert.
2. Ensure the teeth of the blade point down on
the right hand side, then slide the blade
through the table slot as in Figure 30.
3. When the blade is in the center of the
table, rotate it directly in front of both
wheels.
4. Fit the blade through the blade guard and
between the upper and lower guide blocks.
5. Place the blade along the bottom wheel and
fit as much as you can on the top wheel. If
it is a little tight, loosen the blade tension
until it fits.
Figure 30. Sliding blade through table slot.
6. When blade is on both wheels and not
impaired by the guide blocks or blade
guard, tighten it just enough to keep it on
the wheel. Read the next section for proper tension.
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Blade Tension
Blade tension is one of the most critical factors
in the performance of your bandsaw. The blade
must be tight enough so it does not sway during
a cut, yet stay flexible enough to bend around
the wheels.
Note: Because of the many factors involved,
there is no concrete rule for blade tension.
However, there are two common methods for
adjustment: Sound and Deflection.
To tighten your blade by sound:
Many factors determine the ideal tension for
every situation. For example, consider the width
and sharpness of blade being used, the thickness
and hardness of the material being cut and the
feed rate at which it is cut when determining
tension.
1. With the blade on both upper and lower
wheels, tighten blade moderately. Remove
the blade guard and clear the guide blocks
away from the blade.
2. Progressively increase the tension, while
plucking the blade along the way.
To adjust blade tension:
1. Make sure bandsaw is unplugged from the
power source.
3. You want to achieve a tightness that resembles a musical tone when the blade is
plucked. If the sound starts decreasing in
volume, the blade is too tight. Aim for the
clearest musical tone possible.
2. With the tensioning handle in down position,
rotate clockwise to tighten the blade.
Rotate the handle counterclockwise to
loosen the blade.
4. Keep in mind that different blade widths
will produce higher or lower tones.
To tighten your blade by deflection:
1. Raise the blade guard.
2. Tighten the blade so that it deflects
approximately 1⁄4" with moderate pressure
with your finger. See Figure 31.
3. Because “moderate pressure” may differ
with every individual, this method may not
be strictly reliable by measurement.
4. Similar to adjusting the blade by sound, this
method will require trial and error practice.
Figure 31. Checking blade deflection.
NOTICE
The tensioning handle provides extra leverage that makes it possible to over tighten
blade. Ensure you do not overtighten blade
or the blade will break.
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Tracking
Tracking the blade means positioning it on the
wheels so it will not come off during operation.
This is usually done by adjusting the tilt of the
upper wheel.
Blade tracking is one of the most important
adjustments you can make for optimal performance of your bandsaw. A properly tracked
blade produces very little vibration and heat,
and reduces the chance of binding and wandering when cutting.
Figure 32. Blade centered on wheel.
There are two ways to track the blade on your
bandsaw: Center tracking and coplanar tracking. Always make sure that your blade is tensioned to the degree that it will be used during
operation before adjusting tracking.
NOTICE
To track the blade using center tracking:
An over-tensioned blade may be the cause
of tracking problems. Adjust to proper tension prior to adjusting tracking. Excessive
tension will cause the blade to break.
1. With the bandsaw unplugged from the
power source, open the wheel covers. Move
the guide blocks and rear support bearings
away from the blade.
2. With one hand on the tracking knob (see
“Location of Controls” in this manual if you
need to identify this), slowly rotate the
upper wheel and watch where the blade
rides on the tire of the wheel. If the blade
gets too close to the edge, you may need to
adjust the tracking knob so it does not come
off when you spin the wheel. Turning the
tracking knob clockwise makes the upper
wheel tilt forward and turning counterclockwise makes it tilt backward.
3. Spin the wheel and turn the tracking knob
in the appropriate direction so the blade
rides as close to the center of the tire as
possible. See Figure 32.
4. Readjust the guide blocks and rear support
bearings.
Read the next section for coplanar tracking.
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Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is one of the most critical factors for optimal performance from your bandsaw.
Heat, vibration, wandering, blade wear, tire
wear and overall bandsaw wear are considerably
decreased when the wheels are properly aligned
or “coplanar.”
Coplanar wheels automatically track the blade by
balancing it on the crown of the wheel’s tire.
This is known as coplanar tracking.
To check if your wheels are coplanar:
1. The body of the bandsaw does not allow you
to place a regular straightedge across both
wheels at the same time. We’ve found a simple way to overcome this situation. All you
need is a 43" x 2" x 4" board and a saw. After
you are certain that the board is straight
(this can easily be checked with a 4' level),
simply cut a 11⁄2" notch out of the center.
Refer to Figure 33 for more details on how
to make this gauge.
2. After you’ve made your coplanarity gauge,
remove the fence and table, then open both
wheel covers.
3. Make sure the guide blocks and rear support
bearings are away from the blade, then
tighten your blade to the tension that it will
be used during operation.
Figure 33. Dimensions of coplanarity gauge.
4. Place your gauge up against both wheels in
the positions shown in Figure 34.
5. Adjust the tracking knob to get both wheels
parallel. If the wheels won’t go parallel to
each other, then move the lower wheel at
the adjustment hub so they line up.
Figure 34. Checking for coplanarity.
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Wheel Alignment Cont.
6. If the wheels will go parallel but not coplanar, then move the lower wheel at the
adjustment hub (Figure 35) as necessary.
7. The adjustment hub allows you to move the
lower wheel in the desired direction. Turning
all the bolts clockwise in equal amounts
pushes the wheel forward. Turning all the
bolts counterclockwise brings the wheel
backward, closer to the adjustment hub.
Used individually, each bolt can control the
direction that the wheel tilts.
Top Tilt
Side
Tilt
8. Figure 36 shows the positions of the wheels
when they are coplanar. When your wheels
are coplanar, readjust the guide blocks and
rear support bearings, and replace the wheel
covers.
Side
Tilt
Bottom Tilt
Note: The blade may track slightly off center
when the wheels are coplanar. This is natural
because the blade will be balanced on the crown
of the tire, rather than just in the center of the
tire. This will be more noticeable with larger
blades.
Figure 35. Lower wheel adjustment control.
Figure 36. Coplanarity diagram.
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Blade Guides
Rear Support
Bearings
In order to stabilize the blade during use, it is
important that the guide blocks and rear support
bearings are monitored and adjusted regularly
for optimum blade life and high quality cuts.
The rear support bearings keep the blade
straight during a cut. They also protect the
blade from being pushed too far back. When the
blade puts pressure on the bearings, they spin.
This reduces friction and blade wear. The rear
support bearings should only touch the blade
during a cut. After the cut, the blade should
return back to its original position and no longer
be touching the bearings.
Guide
Blocks
Figure 37. Blade guide assemblies.
To adjust the rear support bearings:
1. Familiarize yourself with the thumbscrews
on the blade guide assemblies. See Figure
37.
2. Find the thumbscrew that allows the bearing to move forward and backward.
3. The ideal distance to set the rear support
bearing away from the blade is .016 in. A
dollar bill is approximately .004 in. thick.
Folded twice, a dollar bill is easy and fairly
accurate for use in adjusting the distance
between the bearing and the blade.
However, a feeler gauge will be the most
accurate if you have one available.
Figure 38. Dollar folded twice for bearings.
4. Begin with the upper rear support bearing.
Set the dollar bill (or feeler gauge) against
the back of the blade and slide the bearing
forward so it pinches the dollar between the
blade as shown in Figure 38.
5. Take care not to put too much pressure on
the bearing so that you accidentally push
the blade forward. Tighten the thumbscrew
to lock the bearing in position.
6. Repeat with the lower rear support bearing.
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Blade Guides Cont.
The upper and lower guide blocks reduce side-toside blade wander during cutting. Proper adjustment of these will also minimize heat and
increase blade life.
To adjust the guide blocks:
1. Find the thumbscrews that allow the guideblock pair to slide back and forth.
2. Set the guide blocks just behind the gullet of
the teeth. See Figure 39. This will protect
your blade from premature wear because the
teeth won’t run against the guide blocks.
Figure 39. Guide block position on blade.
3. Now find the thumbscrews that allow each
guide block to slide in and out.
4. The ideal distance that the guide blocks
should be set from the blade is .004 in.
Again, if you have a feeler gauge use it; otherwise, the single thickness of a dollar will
be fairly accurate. Fold the dollar once and
slide the open end over the blade, so the
dollar covers each side of the blade. See
Figure 40.
5. Pinch the dollar between the blade and a
guide block on one side, making sure you
don’t move the blade.
Figure 40. Guide block position on blade.
6. Lock the guide block into place and repeat
Step 5 on the other side. Use this same
process for adjusting the lower guide blocks
as well.
DO NOT investigate problems or adjust the bandsaw while it is running.
Wait until the machine is
turned off, unplugged
and all working parts
have come to a complete
stop before proceeding!
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Table Adjustments
The table can be adjusted 45° to the right or 10°
to the left. There is a positive stop bolt (Figure
41) that mounts to the body, under the table.
When adjusted correctly, this allows you to
bring your table back to square after cutting at
an angle. When the positive stop bolt is
removed, the table automatically tilts 10° to the
left. There is also an adjustable pointer mounted to the trunnion base. This works with the
table trunnion gauge to show you the angle of
table tilt.
Before using your bandsaw, you will want to
adjust the table to be square to the blade. When
you get it square, set the pointer to the gauge.
This will ensure that your cuts are accurate,
even during angle cuts.
Figure 41. Positive stop with lock nut.
To square the table to the blade:
1. Loosen the trunnion knobs under the table.
2. Using a small try square or combo square.
Place the long end on the table and the
short end against the blade. See Figure 42.
3. Adjust the table so it is square to the blade,
then set the positive stop bolt (3⁄8"-16 x 3"
hex bolt) to that location. It may take some
trial-and-error in tilting the table back and
forth to check the correct position of the
positive stop.
Figure 42. Squaring table to blade.
4. Check the table with the square again. If it
is correct, lock the nut down against the
bandsaw body. The positive stop bolt should
no longer be able to move.
5. Set the pointer on the trunnion base to zero
as shown in Figure 43.
Figure 43. Pointer set to zero.
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Table Adjustments Cont.
It is important to verify that the miter gauge slot
is parallel to the blade. This will ensure straight
cuts when using your miter gauge and the fence.
To make the miter gauge slot parallel with the
blade:
1. Install the largest blade you have. Loosen
the six trunnion bolts under the table as
shown in Figure 44.
2. Place a straightedge next to the blade so it
is parallel with the miter gauge slot. Make
sure the straightedge touches the blade
evenly from front to back, but do not let it
move the blade, nor let the straightedge
rest on a tooth in the blade.
Figure 44. Six trunnion bolts under table.
3. Measure the distance from the straightedge
to the miter gauge slot at each end of the
table. See Figure 45. If these measurements are not equal, rotate the table and
realign the straightedge with the blade to
recheck.
4. Tighten the trunnion bolts when both measurements are equal. Be careful not to move
the table when you are tightening the bolts.
Note: This process will get the miter gauge
close to being parallel with the blade. However,
because of other factors (namely blade lead),
your cuts may still not be straight while using
the miter gauge and fence. Refer to the “Blade
Lead” instructions if this becomes a problem.
Figure 45. Squaring miter slot to blade.
Always wear safety glasses when operating the
bandsaw. Failure to
comply may result in
serious personal injury.
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Fence Adjustments
Adjustment Bolts
There are two knobs on the fence.
1. The long handle to the side of the fence
allows you to clamp (turning clockwise) the
rear of the fence. See Figure 46.
2. The smaller knob below the rear lock knob
is the front knob. This locks (also turning
clockwise) the front of the fence in place.
Rear
Lock Knob
3. When each knob has been loosened (turning counterclockwise), the fence slides
back and forth on the rails so you can
adjust it to the desired distance from the
blade.
Front Knob
Figure 46. Adjusting the fence.
4. To lock the fence in position, first tighten
the front lock knob and then the rear.
DO NOT investigate problems or adjust the bandsaw while it is running.
Wait until the machine is
turned off, unplugged
and all working parts
have come to a complete
stop before proceeding!
If the fence is not adjusted parallel to the miter
slot (or blade), then it will stay skewed every
time you slide it. It is important that this be
checked and adjusted to ensure straight cuts.
To set the fence so it is parallel to the miter
slot:
1. Tighten the rear of the fence and loosen
the adjustment bolts shown in Figure 46.
NOTICE
2. Skew the fence so it is parallel to the miter
slot. This can be accomplished by using a
fine ruler and measuring the distance from
one end of the fence to the edge of the
miter slot. When the miter slot-to-fence
distances are the same on both ends, tighten the bolts.
When adjusting the fence during normal
operations, the knob that locks the end of
the fence nearest the operator must be
locked first. Distance to the blade must be
rechecked at this time and the fence should
be adjusted as needed. Once the distance is
established, the far clamp may be locked
down to stabilize the fence completely.
3. Now re-check that the fence stays square
when repositioned and locked in place. If it
is not square, repeat steps 1 and 2.
4. If, after performing this adjustment, your
bandsaw does not cut straight while using
the miter gauge, refer to the “Blade Lead”
instructions in this manual.
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Blade Lead
DO NOT investigate
problems or adjust the
bandsaw while it is running. Wait until the
machine is turned off,
unplugged
and
all
working parts have
come to a complete stop
before proceeding!
An inherent situation with all bandsaws is their
tendency to not cut parallel to the fence, even
when the fence seems parallel to the blade.
Figure 47 demonstrates the effect blade lead
can have on your workpiece. This problem is
usually caused by three main factors:
1. The teeth are set heavier on one side than
the other.
2. The teeth are dull on one side.
3. The blade tension is too tight or too loose.
Usually these problems can be fixed by making
the appropriate adjustments or replacing the
blade.
Sometimes fixing these problems may not be
immediately practical. If you need to get by in a
pinch, here are two options: (1) You can slightly
move the angle of your fence in the appropriate
direction to compensate for the amount the cut
strays. (2) You can slightly rotate your table to
compensate for the amount of blade lead.
Figure 47. This rip cut illustrates excessive
blade lead.
To adjust for blade lead with the fence only
(option 1):
1. Measure how far the blade leads by making
a straight line parallel to the straight side of
a 2' board. Without using the fence, cut
along the line to the mid point of the board.
Without moving the position of the board,
turn the bandsaw off and slide the fence
next to the board. Any variation between
the edge of the board and the fence is
caused by blade lead. This measurement
shows you how far your blade leads.
To adjust the entire table for blade lead so
your fence and miter slot will cut straight
(option 2):
1. If you know how far your blade leads (for
example: 1⁄16" to the right), you can loosen
the 6 trunnion bolts under the table and
rotate the table half that amount (we say
“half” because while one end moves to the
right, the other moves to the left).
2. Tighten the farthest end of the fence from
the side where you are standing and loosen
the adjustment bolts shown in Figure 46.
2. Retighten the trunnion bolts.
3. Cut a test board to ensure that the adjustment worked. Repeat the process and try
again if it did not. Do not get discouraged if
it did not work. Trial-and-error is often normal with these adjustments.
3. Skew the fence the amount that you determined in step 1.
4. Retighten the fence bolts. Cut a test board
to ensure the adjustment worked. Repeat
the process and try again if it did not.
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OPERATIONS
General
Always wear safety glasses when operating the
bandsaw. Failure to
comply may result in
serious personal injury.
Your Model W1672 Bandsaw will allow you to
perform many types of cutting operations.
However, the following section is not a complete guide to the many specialized cuts that
can be made with this bandsaw; nor does it
include the various jigs and aftermarket products that can be used with this bandsaw.
We strongly recommend that you read books,
trade articles or seek training with bandsaws
before performing any cuts in which you are not
confident. Above all, your safety should come
first. This recommended research will pay off
with your increased safety, the quality of your
work and the gain in knowledge you will make as
a woodworker.
DO NOT investigate
problems or adjust the
bandsaw while it is running. Wait until the
machine is turned off,
unplugged and all
working parts have
come to a complete stop
before proceeding!
Test Run
Once assembly is complete and adjustments are
done to your satisfaction, you are ready to start
the machine.
Make sure the starting switch is off. The paddle down means the machine is off. Make sure
all the fasteners and lock handles are tight.
Plug in the power cord. Pull the START paddle.
Make sure that your finger is poised over the
paddle (See Figure 48) just in case there is a
problem. The bandsaw should run smoothly,
with little or no vibration or rubbing noises.
Occasionally you may hear a “tick, tick, tick”
sound. This is usually caused by the weld in the
blade moving through the guide blocks.
Strange or unnatural noises require you to stop
the machine. Wait for it to stop moving, unplug
the machine, investigate and correct before further operation.
Figure 48. Hand poised over stop button.
If the source of an unusual noise or vibration is
not readily apparent, contact our service department for help at 1-360-734-3482 or contact us
online at tech-support@woodstockint.com.
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Ripping
“Ripping” means cutting along the grain of the
wood. This is generally accomplished by using
the fence of the bandsaw as a guide to make a
straight cut. See Figure 49.
Blade selection is important when ripping.
Individual results may vary, but generally, the
wider the blade you use, the straighter the cuts.
Also, fewer teeth per inch allow for easier sawdust removal, less heat buildup and more horsepower per tooth. Keep in mind, though, that
blades with fewer teeth-per-inch also produce
rougher cuts.
Figure 49. Ripping a board.
To perform ripping operations:
1. Make sure you have properly adjusted your
bandsaw according to all the instructions in
the Adjustments section in this manual.
Always wear safety
glasses when operating
the bandsaw. Failure to
comply may result in
serious personal injury.
2. Draw a reference line on the face of the
board, support the ends if necessary and
feed the work slowly and evenly. If your
cuts are not straight see the “Blade Lead”
instructions.
Crosscutting
“Crosscutting” means cutting across the grain of
the wood. This is most often done by using the
miter gauge for support when making the cut. It
can be done freehand as well. See Figure 50.
Figure 50. Crosscutting a board.
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BLADE WIDTH
1
⁄8" . . . . .
3
⁄16" . . . .
1
⁄4" . . . . .
3
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1
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5
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3
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1" . . . . . .
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Cutting Curves
MINIMUM RADII
. . . .3⁄16"
. . . .5⁄16"
. . . .5⁄8"
. . . .13⁄8"
. . . .21⁄2"
. . . .4"
. . . .51⁄2"
. . . .75⁄8"
The ability to cut curves is one of the most useful things a bandsaw can accomplish. However,
when cutting curves you need to be careful not
to twist the blade, especially when cutting tight
curves. The chart in Figure 51 will help you in
deciding the limitations that each size of blade
can handle. Also, it is important to make relief
cuts through the waste portion directly into the
tightest point of the curve. Notice the relief cuts
in Figure 52.
Figure 51. Minimum radii for blade widths.
To make curved cuts:
1. Draw the design or pattern on the workpiece.
2. Make sure you have the proper blade
installed for the cut you want to make.
3. Lower the upper blade guide assembly to
within 1⁄2" of the workpiece to maximize
control over the blade during the cut.
4. Turn on the saw. Make relief cuts at all the
tight corners and transition points.
5. Begin your curved cut. Guide the direction
of the piece with one hand and feed the
piece slowly and evenly into the blade with
the other hand.
Figure 52. Relief cuts before cutting curves.
Resawing
“Resawing” means cutting one board into two or
more thinner boards. See Figure 53. The most
important things to remember when resawing
are safety and blade selection.
Always use push blocks and wear safety glasses when resawing.
Blades with a large gullet capacity clear sawdust
more efficiently, reduce heat and give you more
horsepower per tooth. Hook or skip tooth blades
with fewer teeth per inch (3-6) are ideal. Also,
a wider blade is generally better because it provides more control and is more likely to handle
the stress of resawing.
Figure 53. Resawing.
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To resaw, follow this basic procedure:
1. Ensure that your bandsaw is properly setup
according to the Adjustments section in this
manual.
Always wear safety glasses when operating the
bandsaw. Failure to
comply may result in
serious personal injury.
2. Use the widest blade that will fit your saw
(1"). Also, make sure your blade is sharp and
in good condition.
3. Before cutting your workpiece, it is a good
idea to test cut a piece of scrap lumber to
make sure your bandsaw is set up properly
for the job. It is better to make any mistakes on scrap, than to accidentally ruin an
expensive piece of lumber.
4. Whether cutting the scrap or the actual
workpiece, feed the wood slowly and evenly into the blade. Do not force it!
Note: If the blade wanders when using the
fence, adjust the fence as stated in the “Blade
Lead” section on page 28.
Figure 54. Making a stacked cut.
Stacked Cuts
Another useful operation for the bandsaw is
making stacked cuts. See Figure 54. These cuts
provide uniformity to multiple pieces.
Do not cut into the nails or screws that you
are using to fasten stacked pieces. This
may send dangerous debris into the air and
will ruin your blade.
To make stacked cuts:
1. Line up and secure the multiple pieces
together. Screws or brads in the waste portion work well for this. Make sure that your
blade is absolutely square to the table.
2. Trace the pattern on the top piece. Make
relief cuts through the waste portion where
the blade will change directions.
3. Cut the stack as though you were cutting a
single piece.
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Blade Selection
Blade Type
Blade Width
Figure 55 shows three major blade types:
Raker, Hook and Skip. Raker (standard) blades
usually have many teeth per inch (T.P.I.) and
each tooth is flat along the tip. These type of
blades leave an excellent finish but cannot clear
sawdust very efficiently because of teeth proximity. Skip blades are essentially a raker blade
missing every other tooth. These blades clear
sawdust efficiently but do not leave as fine of a
finish as a raker. Hook blades are not flat along
the tip; instead, they have curved profile to give
a more aggressive “bite” into the material. Their
spacing is similar to that of a skip blade, so they
clear sawdust quite efficiently. This makes these
types of blades good for cutting thick stock.
As a general rule, large blades provide more
support for thick stock and allow you to cut
straighter. Small blades provide maximum control for cutting tight curves, but are not a good
choice for cutting straight cuts and do not have
the strength for thick stock. Medium blades are
excellent for gradual curves and perform well
for cutting round stock, but they are not meant
to perform the jobs of large or small blades.
Many people are tempted to only use a medium
blade so they never have to change blades. Use
the right blade for the right job, and you will
get better results.
Blade Teeth
Blade teeth come coarse, medium and fine.
Coarse teeth cut softer woods and thick stock
more efficiently, but they do not leave a fine
finish. Fine teeth are good for cutting hard
woods and leave a fine finish. Medium teeth,
naturally, achieve a balance between efficient
cutting, while leaving a moderate finish.
Blade selection should be taken into consideration for each type of cut. No matter what selection you are using, you should always feed the
workpiece into the blade at a slow and even
pace.
Figure 55. Types of blade teeth.
Type Of Cut
Width
Teeth
Blade Type
Bandsaw Speed
Sharp Curves
Gradual Curves
Ripping (less than 13⁄4")
Ripping (more than 13⁄4")
Crosscutting (less than 1")
Crosscutting (more than 1")
Resawing (all sizes)
Round Stock
Small
Medium
Large
Large
Large
Large
Large
Medium
Fine
Medium
Medium
Coarse
Fine
Medium
Coarse
Medium
Raker
Skip
Hook
Hook
Raker
Raker
Hook
Raker
2300
2300
2300
3200
3200
3200
3200
3200
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F.P.M.
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MAINTENANCE
General
Table And Base
Regular periodic maintenance on your Model
W1672 Bandsaw will ensure its optimum performance. Make a habit of inspecting your bandsaw
each time you use it.
Tables can be kept rust-free with regular applications of products like Boeshield® T-9. For long
term storage you may want to consider products
like Kleen Bore's Rust Guardit™.
Check for the following conditions and repair
or replace when necessary:
1.
Loose mounting bolts.
2.
Worn switch.
3.
Worn or damaged cords and plugs.
4.
Damaged V-belt.
5.
Any other condition that could hamper the
safe operation of this machine.
Lubrication
Since all bearings are shielded and permanently
lubricated, simply leave them alone until they
need to be replaced. Do not lubricate them.
For other items on this machine, such as the
guide column, an occasional application of light
machine oil is all that is necessary. Before
applying lubricant, clean off sawdust.
Your goal is to achieve adequate lubrication.
Too much lubrication will attract dirt and sawdust. Various parts of your machine could lose
their freedom of movement as a result.
Disconnect power to the
machine when performing any maintenance or
repairs. Failure to do this
may result in serious personal injury.
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Maintenance Schedule
• Every 2 Hours of Running Time:
Clean and lubricate table top, miter slot and fence.
• Every 3 Hours of Running Time:
Check blade tracking, guide column and table-to-blade.
Check gap on guide blocks and thrust bearings. Check blade
tension.
• Every 5 Hours of Running Time:
Oil guide post with light machine oil.
• Every 6-8 Hours of Running Time:
Replace blades.
• Every Year:
Replace the rubber V-Belt (recommended).
• Every 2 Years:
Replace the rubber tires on the wheels (recommended).
Maintenance Notes
DATE
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED
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CLOSURE
The following pages contain general machine
data, parts diagrams/lists and warranty/return
information for your Shop Fox® Model W1672 14"
Bandsaw.
We recommend you keep this manual for complete information regarding Woodstock
International, Inc.’s warranty and return policy.
If you need additional technical information
relating to this machine, or if you need general
assistance or replacement parts, please contact
the Service Department at 1-360-734-3482 or
tech-support@woodstockint.com.
If you need parts or help in assembling your
machine, or if you need operational information, we encourage you to call our Service
Department. Our trained service technicians will
be glad to help you.
Additional information sources are necessary to
realize the full potential of this machine. Trade
journals, woodworking magazines and your local
library are good places to start.
If you have comments dealing specifically with
this manual, please write to us using the address
in the General Information. The specifications,
drawings and photographs illustrated in this
manual represent the Model W1672 as supplied
when the manual was prepared. However, due
to Woodstock International, Inc.’s policy of continuous improvement, changes may be made at
any time with no obligation on the part of
Woodstock International, Inc. Whenever possible, though, we send manual updates to all owners of a particular tool or machine. Should you
receive one, add the new information to this
manual and keep it for reference.
As with all power tools, there is danger
associated with the Model W1672 Bandsaw.
Use the tool with respect and caution to
lessen the possibility of mechanical damage
or operator injury. If normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, injury to
the operator or others in the area is likely.
The Model W1672 was specifically designed for
cutting wood stock. DO NOT MODIFY AND/OR
USE THIS BANDSAW FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
Modifications or improper use of this tool will
void the warranty. If you are confused about
any aspect of this machine, DO NOT use it until
all your questions have been answered.
We have included some important safety measures that are essential to this machine’s operation. While most safety measures are generally
universal, we remind you that each workshop is
different and safety rules should be considered
as they apply to your specific situation.
Keep your shop “Kid
Safe.” Always remove
the switch safety key
when bandsaw is not in
use or serious injury may
occur.
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122
123
125
126
127
XPB03
XPW07
X1672103
X1672104
X1672105
X1672107
X1672108
X1672109
X1672110
X1672111
XPRP49M
X1672113
X1672114
XPR39M
X1672116
X1672117
X1672118
XPR21M
XP6202
X1672122
X1672123
X1672125
X1672126
X1672127A
X1672127B
X1672127C
XPS01
X1672129
127A
127B
128
129
DESCRIPTION
REF
HEX BOLT 5⁄16"-18 X1"
FLAT WASHER 5⁄16"
SPRING
BRACKET
BAR SETTING PLATE
SPECIAL WASHER
BODY
SPECIAL NUT
SPRING
QUICK-HANDLE LEVER
ROLL PIN 5 X 25
TENSION BOLT
GUIDE ROD
EXT RETAINING RING 8MM
UPPER WHEEL BASE
UPPER WHEEL SHAFT
UPPER WHEEL
INT RETAINER RING 35MM
BEARING 6202ZZ
RUBBER TIRE
SHOPFOX PLAQUE
UPPER WHEEL GUARD
HINGE
SWITCH
SWITCH PLATE
SWITCH KEY
PHLPHD SCREW 10-24 X 1⁄2"
TRACKING KNOB
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
155
156
157
158
41
PART #
DESCRIPTION
HEX NUT 5⁄16"-18
HEX NUT 1⁄2"-12
LOCK WASHER 1⁄2"
LOCK WASHER 1⁄4"
CAP SCREW 1⁄4"-20 X 3⁄8"
BEARING 6004ZZ
KEY 5 X 5 X 30MM
SHAFT
DRIVE WHEEL
LEFT HANDED NUT 3⁄4"-16
LOWER WHEEL GUARD
HEX BOLT 3⁄8"-16 X 21⁄2"
HEX NUT 3⁄8"-16
HEX BOLT 5⁄16"-18" X 1⁄2"
LOCK WASHER 5⁄16"
PIN 6 X 16
GUARD LOCKING KNOB
SPECIAL SCREW
STRAIN RELIEF
KNOB
XPWRCRD110V 110V LONG POWER CORD
XPWRCRDRECP POWER CORD W/RECP
XPWRCRDPLUG POWER CORD W/PLUG
XPLW03
FLAT WASHER 3⁄16"
XPB11
HEX BOLT 5⁄16"-18 X 11⁄2"
X1672156
ADJUSTING SCREW
XPN04
HEX NUT 5⁄8"-11
X1672158
BEARING HOUSING
XPN02
XPN06
XPLW07
XPLW02
XPSB17
XP6004
XPK12M
X1672137
X1672138
X1672139
X1672140
XPB35
XPN08
XPB09
XPLW01
X1672145
X1672146
X1672147
X1672148
X1672149
REF
PART #
159
162
163
164
201
202
203
206
207
211
213
214
215
222
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
X1672159
XPSS11
X1672163
XPVA31
XPCB11
XPW02
XPLN03
X1672206
X1672207
XPK34M
X1672213
X1672214
XPLW01
X1672222
X1672301
XPB19
XPB05
X1672304
XPTS002
XPW06
XPB51
X1672308
X1672309
XPB66
X1672311
X1672312
XPTS006
X1672314
DESCRIPTION
ADAPTER
SETSCREW 1⁄4"-20 X 1⁄4"
IDLER PULLEY
V-BELT A-31
CARRIAGE BOLT 5⁄16"-18 X 1"
FLAT WASHER 3⁄8"
LOCK NUT 5⁄16"-18
KNOB
GUARD
KEY 5 X 5 X 20
MOTOR PULLEY
MOTOR
LOCK WASHER 5⁄16"
STAND
GUIDE BAR
HEX BOLT 1⁄4"-20 X 1⁄2"
HEX BOLT 1⁄4"-20 X 3⁄4"
BLADE COVER
THUMB SCREW 1⁄4"-20 X 1⁄2"
FLAT WASHER 1⁄4"
HEX BOLT 1⁄4"-20 X 3⁄8"
TABLE
TABLE PIN
HEX BOLT 3⁄8"-16 X 21⁄4"
TRUNNION CLAMP
TRUNNION
THUMB SCREW 1⁄4"-20 X 3⁄4"
CPTD HXSCREW 1⁄4"-20 X 5⁄8"
42
REF
PART #
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
329
330
331
332
467
486
487
488
489
490
491
494
495
496
497
498
XPB12
X1672316
X1672317
X1672318
X1672319
XP6200
XPRO1M
X1672322
X1672323
XPRP44M
X1672325
X1672326
X1672329
XPS18
X1672331
X1672332
XPCB12
X1672486
X1672487
XPSB07M
X1672489
X1672490
X1672491
XPN08
X1672495
X1672496
X1672497
X1672498
DESCRIPTION
HEX BOLT 5⁄16"-18 X 11⁄4"
TABLE BRACKET
TABLE LOCKING KNOB
UPPER BRACKET
BEARING BRACKET
BEARING 6200Z
RETAINING RING 10MM
BLADE GUIDE BODY
GUIDE BLOCK
ROLL PIN 3 X 10
TABLE INSERT
GAUGE
INDICATOR
PHLPHD SCREW 10-24 X 1⁄4"
LOWER BRACKET
MITER GAUGE
CARRIAGE BOLT 3⁄8"-16 X 2"
SLEEVE M6 X 15
GUIDE RAIL
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 30
GUIDE RAIL CAP
FENCE HEADSTOCK
KNOB
HEX NUT 3⁄8"-16
DO NOT OPEN COVER LABEL
W1672 ID/WARNING LABEL
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES LABEL
CAUTION ELECTRICITY LABEL
WARRANTY CARD
Name___________________________________________________________________________________________
Street___________________________________________________________________________________________
City ______________________________________________________________State________Zip______________
Phone Number_______________________E-Mail_______________________FAX_____________________________
MODEL # ________________________________________________________________________________________
The following information is given on a voluntary basis and is strictly confidential.
1.
Where did you purchase your Shop Fox® machine?
__________________________________________________________
2.
How did you first learn about us?
___Advertisement
___Mail order Catalog
___World Wide Web Site
10.
___Air Compressor
___Panel Saw
___Band Saw
___Planer
___Drill Press
___Power Feeder
___Drum Sander
___Radial Arm Saw
___Dust Collector
___Shaper
___Horizontal Boring Machine
___Spindle Sander
___Jointer
___Table Saw
___Lathe
___Vacuum Veneer Press
___Mortiser
___Wide Belt Sander
___Other__________________________________________________
___Friend
___Local Store
___Other__________________________________________________
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3.
Which of the following magazines do you subscribe to.
___American Woodworker
___Today’s Homeowner
___Cabinetmaker
___WOOD
___Family Handyman
___Wooden Boat
___Fine Homebuilding
___Woodshop News
___Fine Woodworking
___Woodsmith
___Home Handyman
___Woodwork
___Journal of Light Construction
___Woodworker
___Old House Journal
___Woodworker’s Journal
___Popular Mechanics
___Workbench
___Popular Science
___American How-To
___Popular Woodworking
___Other__________________________________________________
4.
11.
12.
6.
14.
What new accessories would you like Woodstock International to carry?
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
15.
Do you think your purchase represents good value?
___Yes
16.
___Advanced
___Master Craftsman
How many Shop Fox® machines do you own? ___________________
17.
___No
Would you recommend Shop Fox® products to a friend?
___Yes
___8 - 20 Years
___20+ Years
How would you rank your woodworking skills?
___Simple
___Intermediate
9.
___50-59
___60-69
___70 +
How long have you been a woodworker?
___0 - 2 Years
___2 - 8 Years
8.
What machines/supplies would you like to see?
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
What is your age group?
___20-29
___30-39
___40-49
7.
13.
What is your annual household income?
___$60,000-$69,999
___$70,000-$79,999
___$80,000-$89,999
___$90,000 +
Which portable/hand held power tools do you own? Check all that apply.
___Belt Sander
___Orbital Sander
___Biscuit Joiner
___Palm Sander
___Circular Saw
___Portable Planer
___Detail Sander
___Saber Saw
___Drill/Driver
___Reciprocating Saw
___Miter Saw
___Router
___Other__________________________________________________
Which of the following woodworking/remodeling shows do you watch?
___$20,000-$29,999
___$30,000-$39,999
___$40,000-$49,999
___$50,000-$59,999
Which benchtop tools do you own? Check all that apply.
___1" x 42" Belt Sander
___6" - 8" Grinder
___5" - 8" Drill Press
___Mini Lathe
___8" Table Saw
___10" - 12" Thickness Planer
___8" - 10" Bandsaw
___Scroll Saw
___Disc/Belt Sander
___Spindle/Belt Sander
___Mini Jointer
___Other__________________________________________________
___Backyard America
___The New Yankee Workshop
___Home Time
___This Old House
___The American Woodworker
___Woodwright’s Shop
___Other__________________________________________________
5.
What stationary woodworking tools do you own? Check all that apply.
___No
Comments:________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
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__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
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