21” WOOD BANDSAW
MODEL: KC-2102FXB
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
COPYRIGHT © 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY KING CANADA TOOLS INC.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
& SPECIFICATIONS
2-YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THIS 21” WOOD BANDSAW
KING CANADA TOOLS
OFFERS A 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
PROOF OF PURCHASE
Please keep your dated proof of purchase for warranty and servicing purposes.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts for this product are available at our authorized King Canada service centers across Canada.
LIMITED TOOL WARRANTY
King Canada makes every effort to ensure that this product meets high quality and durability standards. King Canada warrants to the
original retail consumer a 2-year limited warranty as of the date the product was purchased at retail and that each product is free from
defects in materials. Warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, negligence
or accidents, repairs done by an unauthorized service center, alterations and lack of maintenance. King Canada shall in no event be
liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
To take advantage of this limited warranty, return the product at your expense together with your dated proof of purshase to an
authorized King Canada service center. Contact your retailer or visit our web site at www.kingcanada.com for an updated listing of our
authorized service centers. In cooperation with our authorized serviced center, King Canada will either repair or replace the product if
any part or parts covered under this warranty which examination proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the
warranty period.
NOTE TO USER
This instruction manual is meant to serve as a guide only. Specifications and references are subject to change without prior notice.
PARTS DIAGRAM & PARTS LISTS
Refer to the Parts section of the King Canada web site for the most updated parts diagram and parts list.
KING CANADA INC. DORVAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA H9P 2Y4
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BANDSAW SPECIFICATIONS
Horse Power
Appearance
Cutting Height
Max. Cutting Width
Max. Cutting (Rip Fence)
Saw Blade (L)
Saw Blade (W)
Saw Blade Speed
Table Size
Table Tilting
Wheel Size
Table Height From Ground
Dust Chute Diameter
2HP
40” x 31” x 80”
12”
20 - 1/4”
18 - 5/8”
152-1/8”
1”(1/8” to 1-1/4”)
(1890, 3800 SFPM)
21” x 21”
Left - 100/Right - 450
21”
37.5”
4”(D) x 2
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR POWER TOOLS
1. KNOW YOUR TOOL
12. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
Read and understand the owners manual and labels affixed to
Always wear safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1). Everyday
the tool. Learn its application and limitations as well as its
eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, they are NOT
specific potential hazards.
safety glasses. Also use a face or dust mask if cutting
2. GROUND THE TOOL.
This tool is equipped with an approved 3-conductor cord and
a 3-prong grounding type plug to fit the proper grounding type
receptacle. The green conductor in the cord is the grounding
wire. NEVER connect the green wire to a live terminal.
3. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE.
Keep in good working order, properly adjusted and aligned.
4. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
5. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. Make sure the
operation is dusty.
13. DON’T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14. MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS.
Before servicing, when changing accessories or attachments.
16. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
Make sure the switch is in the ‘’OFF’’ position before plugging
in.
17. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
floor is clean and not slippery due to wax and sawdust
Consult the manual for recommended accessories. Follow the
build-up.
instructions that accompany the accessories. The use of
6. AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT.
Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations or expose
improper accessories may cause hazards.
18. NEVER STAND ON TOOL.
them to rain. Keep work area well lit and provide adequate
Serious injury could occur if the tool tips over. Do not store
surrounding work space.
materials such that it is necessary to stand on the tool to reach
7. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
All visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area.
8. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD-PROOF.
Use padlocks, master switches or remove starter keys.
9. USE PROPER SPEED.
them.
19. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other parts that are
damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that they will
operate properly and perform their intended function. Check for
A tool will do a better and safer job when operated at the
alignment of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and
proper speed.
any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or
10. USE RIGHT TOOL.
Don’t force the tool or the attachment to do a job for which it
was not designed.
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
other parts that are damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced.
20. NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING
UNATTENDED.
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings,
Turn power ‘’OFF’’. Don’t leave any tool running until it comes
watch) because they could get caught in moving parts. Non-
to a complete stop.
slip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering
to contain long hair. Roll up long sleeves above the elbows.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
21” WOOD BANDSAW
FRONT OF BAND SAW
UPPER DRIVE WHEEL
UPPER WHEEL COVER
HAND DRIVE
BLADE TENSION
ADJUSTMENT KNOB
BLADE TENSION
WINDOW
UPPER BALL BEARING
GUIDE SYSTEM
SWITCH
MITER SLOT
TABLE
RIP FENCE
4” DUST PORT
LOWER WHEEL
COVER
POSITIVE KNOB
LEVER ROD
(QUICK CHANGE
SAW BLADE SYSTEM)
LOWER DRIVE
WHEEL
MOTOR PULLEY
LOCK KNOB
AVAILABLE KING CANADA BLADES
FOR YOUR BANDSAW
Model
KBB-2114-6
KBB-2138-6
KBB-2112-4
KBB-2134-3
KBB-2110-2*
Blade Size
1/4” x 152-1/8” x .025”
3/8” x 152-1/8” x .025”
1/2” x 152-1/8” x .025”
3/4” x 152-1/8” x .032”
1” x 152-1/8” x .032”
MOTOR
TPI (Teeth/inch)
6
6
4
3
2
*Standard blade included
REAR OF BAND SAW
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
WARNING!
ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY! ALL ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS MUST BE DONE WITH THE BANDSAW DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER
SOURCE. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY!
POWER SUPPLY
EXTENSION CORDS
WARNING: YOUR BANDSAW MUST BE CONNECTED TO A 240V,
30-AMP, BRANCH CIRCUIT AND USE A 30-AMP TIME DELAY FUSE OR
CIRCUIT BREAKER. FAILURE TO CONNECT IN THIS WAY CAN
RESULT IN INJURY FROM SHOCK OR FIRE.
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power. Use
the following table to determine the minimum wire size (A.W.GAmerican Wire Gauge) extension cord. Use only 3-wire extension
cords which have 3-prong grounding type plugs and 3-hole
receptacles which accept the tool’s plug.
Your bandsaw must be properly grounded. Not all outlets are properly
grounded. If you are not sure if your outlet is properly grounded, have it
checked by a qualified electrician.
WARNING: IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED, THIS BANDSAW CAN
CAUSE ELECTRICAL SHOCK, PARTICULARLY WHEN USED IN DAMP
LOCATIONS. TO AVOID SHOCK OR FIRE, IF THE POWER CORD IS
WORN OR DAMAGED IN ANY WAY, HAVE IT REPLACED
IMMEDIATELY.
GROUNDING
This bandsaw must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown,
grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, to reduce
the risk of electric shock. This band saw is equipped with a cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is pro perly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: TO MAINTAIN PROPER GROUNDING OF YOUR BANDSAW,
DO NOT REMOVE OR ALTER THE GROUNDING PRONG IN ANY
MANNER.
240V OPERATION
As received from the factory, your bandsaw is ready to run for 240V
operation. This bandsaw is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet
and a plug which looks like the one illustrated in Fig.B.
WARNING: DO NOT USE A TWO-PRONG ADAPTOR FOR THEY ARE
NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCES.
NEVER USE IN CANADA.
For circuits that are further away from the electrical circuit box, the
wire size must be increased proportionately in order to deliver
ample voltage to the bandsaw motor. Refer to Fig.C for wire length
and size.
PROPERLY GROUNDED OUTLET
CURRENT CARRYING
PRONGS
GROUNDING
PRONG
FIGURE A
PROPERLY GROUNDED OUTLET
CURRENT CARRYING PRONGS
GROUNDING PRONG
120V OPERATION
If 120V, single phase operation is desired, the following instructions must
be followed:
1. Disconnect the machine from its power source.
2. The bandsaw comes with four motor leads that are connected for 240V
operation. Reconnect these four motor leads for 120V operation, have
a qualified electrician reconnect the motor leads.
3. The 240V plug supplied with the bandsaw must be replaced with a CSA
listed plug suitable for 120V operation. This plug is illustrated in Fig.A.
Contact your authorized service center or qualified electrician to install
the plug and to change the connections from 240V to 120V. The bandsaw must comply with all local and national codes after the 120V plug
is installed.
4. A bandsaw with a 120V plug should only be connected to an outlet
having the same configuration as illustrated by the grounded outlet box
in Fig.A. No adaptor is available or should be used for 120V operation.
FIGURE B
Tool’s
Amperage
Rating
3-6
6-8
8-10
10-12
12-16
Cord Size in A.W.G.
Cord Length in Feet
25 50 100 150
18
18
16
16
14
16
16
16
16
12
FIGURE C
16
14
14
14
-
14
12
12
12
-
ASSEMBLY & OPERATIONS
MOVING YOUR BANDSAW
1. Use a 2000kg. chain hoist connected to the top mounted hook (A) Fig.1
to move the Bandsaw to the desired location.
2. To ensure sufficient stability and security, bolt the base of the Bandsaw
to the floor using the 4 mounting holes.
ASSEMBLY
1. Attach handle (B) Fig. 1 to the handwheel (C), then fix the handwheel to
the side of the Bandsaw.
2. To mount the table, remove table insert and table pin from the table.
Slide the blade through the table and place the table onto the trunnions,
line up the 4 mounting holes and fix table to trunnions using spring
washers and hex. bolts (Fig. 2), then replace table insert and table pin.
FIGURE 1
ADJUSTING 90 DEGREE TABLE STOP
1. Unplug power cord.
Table mounting bolts
2. Loosen lock knob (A) Fig. 2 and tilt table to the left until it rests against
table stop bolt (B).
3. Place a square (A) Fig. 3 on the table and against the blade (B) to see
if the table is 90 degrees to the blade.
4. If it is not 90 degrees, use the micro-adjustment knob to position table
at 90 degrees. Loosen hex. nut and adjust table stop bolt (B) Fig.2. After
the adjustment, make sure the table is 90 degrees to the blade.
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
ADJUSTMENTS & OPERATIONS
RIP FENCE SYSTEM WITH RESAW GUIDE
1. Assemble the fixed base (A) Fig. 4 to the cast iron table using 2 hex.
bolts and spring washers (B) Fig. 4.
2. Assemble the rear square tube (C) Fig.4 to the table using 2 cap
screws.
3. Assemble the fence (D) Fig.4 to the fence body, then place the fence
assembly on the fixed base and rear square tube, slide the fence on its
guides until it is the required distance from the blade.
4. Check the scale, make sure the distance between the edge of the miter
slot and both the front and rear of the rip fence are the same distance,
adjust so both distances are equal.
5. Lock the fence by pushing down on the locking handle.
FIGURE 4
Resaw guide
Resawing is a method of ripping a piece of lumber into thinner pieces as
well as making book matched or slip matched panels. The curved resaw
guide (A) Fig.5 is the best option for guiding wood through the bandsaw.
The narrow line of contact makes it easy to compensate for a blade that
“leads” or wanders off the cutting line when the stock is fed straight into it.
You can get satisfactory results with this resaw guide “single point”
method, but it demands very careful hand control.
To install resaw guide;
1. Attach the resaw guide post (A) Fig.6 to the fence (B) using washer (C)
and lock handle (D).
2. Slide and position the resaw guide post so that it is centered with the
front edge of the blade and tighten lock handle.
FIGURE 5
Here’s how you can resaw precisely and easily using resaw guide. Pencil
a straight line down the edge of a square edged board. Start sawing along
your layout line, guiding the board freehand. If the blade is leading, you
will have to feed the board into the blade at an slight angle to keep cutting
along the line and to compensate for blade drift. See Fig.5.
FIGURE 6
ADJUSTMENTS & OPERATIONS
CHANGING BLADES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug power cord.
Remove the table insert and table pin from the table.
Open upper and lower wheel covers.
Loosen the upper and lower ball bearing blade guide systems.
Loosen the rod lever knob (A) Fig.7 (quick change saw blade system)
on rear of bandsaw to quickly release blade tension.
6. Remove the blade by guiding it through the table slot.
Important: Make sure the teeth of the new blade are pointing downwards.
7. Guide the new blade through the table slot, place blade in upper and
lower ball bearing guide systems.
8. Place blade in the middle of the upper and lower wheels, tension the
blade with rod lever knob (A). If the saw blade is not tracking properly,
you must release the fixed handle and turn blade tracking adjustment
knob (B) Fig. 7 until the blade is tracking properly.
9. Replace the table insert and table pin.
10. Adjust the blade tension by turning handwheel (C) and adjust blade
tracking if the blade width is different.
FIGURE 7
ADJUSTING UPPER & LOWER BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLIES
Note: Make sure blade is tensioned and tracking properly before adjusting
the upper or lower blade guide assemblies.
1. Adjust the upper ball bearing guides as far forward as possible to the
blade gullets (A) Fig.9. Loosen cap screw (A) Fig.8 and move the entire
assembly forward, retighten cap screw.
2. Adjust the upper ball bearing guides to within 0.004” on both sides of the
blade, loosen cap screws (B) on both sides, turn both knurled knobs (C)
to bring the ball bearings towards the blade until there is a 0.004” gap.
3. Do not set the bearing too close, as the friction generates heat, which
may have an adverse effect on the bearings and the saw blade as well.
Fig.9 shows the upper bearing blade guide assembly properly adjusted.
FIGURE 8
4. Adjust the upper back-up bearing (C) Fig.9 by loosening cap screw (D)
Fig.8, position the upper back-up ball bearing approx. 0.016” at the rear
of the blade.
5. The adjustment of the lower blade guide assembly (found underneath
the table) gets adjusted in the same manner as described above.
FIGURE 9
ADJUSTMENTS & OPERATIONS
ADJUSTING THE SPEED OF THE SAW BLADE
The saw blade speed can be changed from 3300 SFPM to 1600SFPM. Loosen
the two cap screws (A and B) Fig.10, change the belt to the required belt slot.
Once the adjustment is completed, Retighten the 2 cap screws.
ADJUSTING THE TENSION OF THE BLADE
Blade tension is set by a spring loaded tension mechanism on the upper drive
wheel. The tension window allows you to see and adjust the tension of the
blade, the adjustment depends on the width of the blade used. Check the
tension meter before cutting, this ensures that the blade is properly tensioned
and the Bandsaw is ready to be used.
Turn the blade tension handwheel (B) Fig. 11 to set the tension and tighten until
the tension meter (A) indicates the width of the blade installed on the Bandsaw.
FIGURE 10
DUST COLLECTION
It is recommended that the Bandsaw be connected to a dust collector. This will
avoid a dusty and undesired work environment. There are two 4” dust ports (A)
Fig.12. 4” Dust Collection hoses must be attached to the dust ports using 4”
steel clamps and then connected to a Dust Collector. A variety of Dust
Collectors are available from King Canada, see your nearest King Canada
products retailer.
ADJUSTING THE UPPER BEARING BLADE GUIDE
SYSTEM HEIGHT
The upper bearing blade guide system should always be set as close as
possible to the workpiece. To adjust, turn handwheel (A) Fig.13 until the upper
bearing blade guide system is at the required height.
FIGURE 11
MITER GAUGE ADJUSTMENT
1. Place the miter gauge in the table slot.
2. Loosen the lock handle on the miter gauge.
3. Adjust to the desired cutting angle on the miter gauge.
4. Tighten the lock handle.
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 13