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MODEL W1770
21" BANDSAW
w/FOOT BRAKE
OWNER'S MANUAL
Phone: (360) 734-3482 • Online Technical Support: tech-support@shopfox.biz
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This manual provides critical safety instructions on the proper setup,
operation, maintenance, and service of this machine/tool. Save this
document, refer to it often, and use it to instruct other operators.
Failure to read, understand and follow the instructions in this manual
may result in fire or serious personal injury—including amputation,
electrocution, or death.
The owner of this machine/tool is solely responsible for its safe use.
This responsibility includes but is not limited to proper installation in
a safe environment, personnel training and usage authorization,
proper inspection and maintenance, manual availability and comprehension, application of safety devices, cutting/sanding/grinding tool
integrity, and the usage of personal protective equipment.
The manufacturer will not be held liable for injury or property
damage from negligence, improper training, machine modifications or
misuse.
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints.
• Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products.
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you
do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
Work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
SAFETY................................................6
Standard Machinery Safety...................... 6
Additional Safety for Bandsaws................. 8
Avoiding Potential Injuries....................... 9
MAINTENANCE..................................... 44
General........................................... 44
Cleaning.......................................... 44
Table & Base..................................... 44
Brushes............................................ 44
Lubrication....................................... 44
PARTS
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SERVICE
WARRANTY......................................... 69
MAINTENANCE
PARTS............................................... 59
Labels & Cosmetic Parts....................... 59
Blade Guides-Cover Breakdown............... 60
Guide Post-Table Tilt Breakdown............. 61
Table-Trunnion Breakdown..................... 62
Body Breakdown................................. 63
Resaw Fence Breakdown....................... 66
OPERATIONS
SERVICE............................................. 47
General........................................... 47
Checking and Tensioning V-Belts.............. 47
Adjusting Tension Lever........................ 49
Adjusting Wheel and Blade Brushes.......... 50
Replacing Brake Shoe........................... 51
Aligning Wheels.................................. 52
Electrical Components......................... 55
Wiring Diagram.................................. 56
Troubleshooting.................................. 57
SET UP
SETUP............................................... 11
Unpacking........................................ 11
Items Needed for Setup........................ 11
Inventory......................................... 12
Machine Placement............................. 13
Cleaning Machine................................ 13
Lifting & Moving................................. 14
Mounting to Shop Floor......................... 15
Fence.............................................. 16
Guide Post Handwheel......................... 16
Blade Tracking................................... 17
Positive Stop..................................... 18
Dust Collection.................................. 19
Test Run........................................... 20
Tensioning Blade................................ 22
Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings............... 23
Adjusting Support Bearings.................... 24
Aligning Table.................................... 27
Aligning Fence................................... 28
Calibrating Fence Pointer...................... 29
Calibrating Miter Gauge........................ 29
Installing Resaw Fence......................... 30
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL........................................ 10
220V Operation.................................. 10
Extension Cords................................. 10
Electrical Specifications....................... 10
OPERATIONS....................................... 31
General........................................... 31
Basic Controls.................................... 31
Workpiece Inspection........................... 33
Cutting Overview................................ 34
Foot Brake........................................ 35
Guide Post........................................ 35
Fine Tune Tracking.............................. 36
Blade Lead....................................... 36
Table Tilt......................................... 38
Rip Cutting....................................... 38
Crosscutting...................................... 39
Resawing.......................................... 39
Cutting Curves................................... 40
Stacked Cuts..................................... 40
Blade Changes................................... 43
SAFETY
INTRODUCTION......................................2
Woodstock Technical Support................... 2
Functional Overview.............................. 2
INTRODUCTION
Contents
INTRODUCTION
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
INTRODUCTION
Woodstock Technical Support
This machine has been specially designed 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.
Woodstock International, Inc. is committed to customer satisfaction. Our intent with this manual is to
include the basic information for safety, setup, operation, maintenance, and service of this product.
We stand behind our machines! In the event that questions arise about your machine, please contact
Woodstock International Technical Support at (360) 734-3482 or send e-mail to: tech-support@shopfox.
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Woodstock International, Inc.
Attn: Technical Documentation Manager
P.O. Box 2309
Bellingham, WA 98227
Email: manuals@woodstockint.com
Functional Overview
The bandsaw is one of the most versatile cutting
tools in the shop and is capable of the following
cuts:
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When a workpiece is pushed against the moving blade, the downward force of the blade
teeth scrape across the workpiece and cut it.
Blade guides on both sides of the cutting area
keep the blade from flexing or being pushed off
the wheels from the horizontal pressure of the
workpiece while cutting.
Miters and Angles
Compound Angles
Resaw Cuts
Rip and Crosscuts
Curves and Circles
Stacked Cuts for Duplicate Parts
Since the purpose of the blade guides is to provide support while cutting, they should be as
close as possible to the blade; however, the
blade guides should only touch the blade while a
workpiece is being cut, or the constant friction
will reduce the life of the blade. Also the upper
blade guide assembly should be adjusted as close
as possible to the workpiece to provide maximum support and safely cover any unused area
of the blade with the blade guard.
The blade is a flexible steel band with teeth on
one edge that fits around two aligned wheels
with slightly crowned rubber tires, which help
the blade track in the center of the wheels during operation.
One wheel stays in a fixed position and is driven
by a motor. The other wheel spins freely and is
adjustable toward or away from the fixed wheel,
which controls the tension of the installed blade.
This wheel also features a tracking control that
allows the wheel to tilt forward or backward to
adjust how the blade rides on the wheel. The
rotation of both wheels pulls the blade downward toward the table.
Also, a foot brake can be used to cut power to
the motor, quickly bringing the blade to a halt.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
MODEL W1770
Product Dimensions
SHOP FOX ® 5 HP 21" BANDSAW
Weight.......................................................................................................... 594 lbs.
Width (side‐to‐side) x Depth (front‐to‐back) x Height.............................. 39‐1/2 x 28‐5/8 x 78 in.
Footprint (Length x Width).................................................................... 21‐5/8 x 33‐1/2 in.
Shipping Dimensions
Type.................................................................................................. Wood Slat Crate
Content........................................................................................................ Machine
Weight.......................................................................................................... 692 lbs.
Length x Width x Height........................................................................... 38 x 26 x 85 in.
Electrical
Power Requirement.................................................................... 220V, Single‐Phase, 60 Hz
Prewired Voltage................................................................................................. 220V
Full‐Load Current Rating......................................................................................... 22A
Minimum Circuit Size............................................................................................. 30A
Connection Type......................................................................................... Cord & Plug
Power Cord Included............................................................................................... No
Recommended Power Cord............................................... “S”‐Type, 3‐Wire, 10 AWG, 300 VAC
Plug Included........................................................................................................ No
Recommended Plug Type...................................................................................... L6‐30
Switch Type............................................................ Magnetic Switch w/Overload Protection
Motors
Main
Type......................................................................... TEFC Capacitor‐Start Induction
Horsepower................................................................................................. 5 HP
Phase.............................................................................................. Single‐Phase
Amps.......................................................................................................... 22A
Speed.................................................................................................. 1725 RPM
Power Transfer ..................................................................................... Belt Drive
Bearings............................................................... Shielded & Permanently Lubricated
Main Specifications
Main Specifications
Bandsaw Size.............................................................................................. 21 in.
Max Cutting Width (Left of Blade)..................................................................... 20 in.
Max Cutting Width (Left of Blade) w/Fence.................................................... 18‐3/4 in.
Max Cutting Height (Resaw Height).............................................................. 14‐1/4 in.
Blade Speeds......................................................................................... 4600 FPM
Model W1770 Machine Specifications, Page 1 of 3
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Blade Information
Standard Blade Length................................................................................. 165 in.
Blade Length Range........................................................................ 164 – 165‐1/2 in.
Blade Width Range............................................................................ 1/4 – 1‐3/8 in.
Type of Blade Guides............................................................................ Ball Bearing
Guide Post Adjustment Type................................................................. Rack & Pinion
Has Quick‐Release.......................................................................................... Yes
Table Information
Table Length......................................................................................... 29‐1/2 in.
Table Width.......................................................................................... 20‐3/4 in.
Table Thickness....................................................................................... 1‐7/8 in.
Table Tilt................................................................................ Left 5, Right 45 deg.
Table Tilt Adjustment Type.................................................................. Rack & Pinion
Floor‐to‐Table Height.............................................................................. 35‐1/2 in.
Fence Locking Position.................................................................................. Front
Fence is Adjustable for Blade Lead....................................................................... No
Resaw Fence Attachment Included...................................................................... Yes
Miter Gauge Included....................................................................................... Yes
Construction Materials
Table.............................................................................. Precision Ground Cast Iron
Trunnion............................................................................................... Cast Iron
Fence............................................................................. Precision Ground Cast Iron
Base/Stand.................................................................................. Pre‐Formed Steel
Frame/Body................................................................................ Pre‐Formed Steel
Wheels........................................................................ Computer‐Balanced Cast Iron
Tire................................................................................................ Polyurethane
Wheel Cover ............................................................................... Pre‐Formed Steel
Paint Type/Finish............................................................................. Powder Coated
Other Related Information
Wheel Diameter..................................................................................... 20‐3/4 in.
Wheel Width.......................................................................................... 1‐1/2 in.
Number of Dust Ports......................................................................................... 2
Dust Port Size.............................................................................................. 4 in.
Compatible Mobile Base.................................................................... D2058A, D2246A
Other
Country of Origin ............................................................................................. Taiwan
Warranty ....................................................................................................... 2 Years
Approximate Assembly & Setup Time ................................................................. 15 Minutes
Serial Number Location ........................................................ ID Label on Upper Wheel Cover
ISO 9001 Factory .................................................................................................. Yes
CSA, ETL, or UL Certified/Listed ............................................................................... Yes
Model W1770 Machine Specifications, Page 2 of 3
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Controls and Features
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Figure 1. W1770 front features.
A. Eye Bolt
B. Hinged Wheel Cover
C. Blade Tracking Window
D. Guide Post Handwheel
E. Cutting Height Scale
F. Guide Post
G. Ball Bearing Blade Guides
H. Miter Gauge
I. 4" Dust Port
J. Foot Brake
K. Fence Lock Knob
L.Rail
M. Key Switch, Start and Stop Buttons
Figure 2. W1770 rear features.
N. Resaw Fence
O. Blade Tension Scale
P. Blade Tracking Lock Lever
Q. Blade Tracking Knob
R. Quick Release Blade Tension Lever
S. Blade Tension Handwheel
T. Magnetic Switch
U. Table Tilt Handwheel
V. 4" Dust Port
W.Motor
X. Table Tilt Lock Lever
Y. Table Tilt Scale
Z. Guide Post Lock Knob
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
SAFETY
SAFETY
SAFETY
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.
NOTICE
1.
This symbol is used to alert the user to useful information about proper
operation of the equipment, and/or a situation that may cause damage
to the machinery.
Standard Safety Instructions
Standard Machinery Safety
READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE STARTING MACHINERY. Machinery presents serious
injury hazards to untrained users.
2.
ALWAYS USE ANSI APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES WHEN OPERATING MACHINERY. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses—they are NOT safety glasses.
3.
ALWAYS WEAR A NIOSH APPROVED RESPIRATOR WHEN OPERATING MACHINERY THAT PRODUCES
DUST. Wood dust is a carcinogen and can cause cancer and severe respiratory illnesses.
4.
ALWAYS USE HEARING PROTECTION WHEN OPERATING MACHINERY. Machinery noise can cause
permanent hearing damage.
5.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL. DO NOT wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, or jewelry which may
get caught in moving parts. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair and wear non-slip
footwear.
6.
NEVER OPERATE MACHINERY WHEN TIRED, OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.
Be mentally alert at all times when running machinery.
7.
ONLY ALLOW TRAINED AND PROPERLY SUPERVISED PERSONNEL TO OPERATE MACHINERY. Make
sure operation instructions are safe and clearly understood.
8.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. Keep all children and visitors a safe distance from the work
area.
9.
MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF. Use padlocks, master switches, and remove start switch keys.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
10. NEVER LEAVE WHEN MACHINE IS RUNNING. Turn power OFF and allow all moving parts to come to
a complete stop before leaving machine unattended.
11. DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. DO NOT use machinery in damp, wet locations, or
where any flammable or noxious fumes may exist.
13. USE A GROUNDED EXTENSION CORD RATED FOR THE MACHINE AMPERAGE. Undersized cords overheat and lose power. Replace extension cords if they become damaged. DO NOT use extension cords
for 220V machinery.
14. ALWAYS DISCONNECT FROM POWER SOURCE BEFORE SERVICING MACHINERY. Make sure switch is
in OFF position before reconnecting.
15. MAINTAIN MACHINERY WITH CARE. Keep blades sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
16. MAKE SURE GUARDS ARE IN PLACE AND WORK CORRECTLY BEFORE USING MACHINERY.
17. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Make a habit of checking for keys and adjusting
wrenches before turning machinery ON.
18. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS BEFORE USING MACHINERY. Check for binding and alignment of
parts, broken parts, part mounting, loose bolts, and any other conditions that may affect machine
operation. Repair or replace damaged parts.
19. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Refer to the instruction manual for recommended accessories.
The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury.
20. DO NOT FORCE MACHINERY. Work at the speed for which the machine or accessory was designed.
21. SECURE WORKPIECE. Use clamps or a vise to hold the workpiece when practical. A secured
workpiece protects your hands and frees both hands to operate the machine.
22. DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
23. MANY MACHINES WILL EJECT THE WORKPIECE TOWARD THE OPERATOR. Know and avoid conditions that cause the workpiece to "kickback."
24. ALWAYS LOCK MOBILE BASES (IF USED) BEFORE OPERATING MACHINERY.
25. BE AWARE THAT CERTAIN DUST MAY BE HAZARDOUS to the respiratory systems of people and
animals, especially fine dust. Make sure you know the hazards associated with the type of dust you
will be exposed to and always wear a respirator approved for that type of dust.
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SAFETY
12. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN AND WELL LIT. Clutter and dark shadows may cause accidents.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
SAFETY
Additional Safety for Bandsaws
Like all machinery there is potential danger when operating this bandsaw. Accidents are frequently
caused by lack of familiarity or failure to pay attention. Use this mill with respect and caution to
reduce the risk of operator injury. If normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, serious
personal injury may occur.
1. BLADE CONDITION. Do not operate with dull, cracked or badly worn blade. Dull blades require
more effort to use and are difficult to control. Inspect blades for cracks and missing teeth before
each use.
2. HAND PLACEMENT. Never position fingers or hands in line with the cut. Serious personal injury
could occur.
3. GUARDS. Do not operate this bandsaw without the blade guard in place and wheel covers closed.
4. BLADE REPLACEMENT. When replacing blades, make sure teeth face down toward the workpiece
and the blade is properly tensioned before operating.
5. WORKPIECE HANDLING. Never hold small workpieces with your fingers during a cut. Always support/feed the workpiece with push stick, table support, vise, or some type of clamping fixture.
6. CUTTING TECHNIQUES. Plan your cuts so you always cut out of the wood. DO NOT back the
workpiece away from the blade while the saw is running. If you need to back the work out, turn
the bandsaw OFF and wait for the blade to come to a complete stop, and DO NOT twist or put
excessive stress on the blade while backing work away.
7. LEAVING WORK AREA. Never leave a machine running and unattended. Allow the bandsaw to
come to a complete stop before you leave it unattended. Remove the switch disabling key to
ensure unauthorized use of the machine.
8. FEED RATE. Always feed stock evenly and smoothly. DO NOT force or twist blade while cutting,
especially when sawing small curves, and allow blade to reach full speed before cutting.
9. WORKPIECE MATERIAL. This machine is designed to cut wood only. It is not designed to cut metal
or use cutting fluid.
10. MAINTENANCE/SERVICE. All inspections, adjustments, and maintenance are to be done with the
power OFF and the plug removed from the outlet. Wait for all moving parts to come to a complete
stop.
11. BLADE CONTROL. Do not attempt to stop or slow the blade with your hand or a workpiece. Allow
the blade to stop on its own or use the foot brake to quickly stop the blade.
12. EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES. If at any time you are experiencing difficulties performing the
intended operation, stop using the machine! Contact Tech Support at (360) 734-3482.
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Avoiding Potential Injuries
SAFETY
Figure 3. Never place hands in line of cut.
Figure 4. Use push blocks when necessary.
Figure 6. Use push sticks whenever possible.
Figure 5. Never start motor with wheel covers
open.
Figure 7. Unplug saw before changing blades.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL
The machine must be properly set up before it is
safe to operate. DO NOT connect this machine to the
power source until instructed to do so in the "Test
Run" portion of this manual.
220V Operation
The Model W1770 is wired for 220V single-phase operation. We recommend connecting this machine to a dedicated circuit with a verified ground, using the circuit
size given below. Never replace a circuit breaker with
one of higher amperage without consulting a qualified
electrician to ensure compliance with wiring codes. This
machine must be connected to a grounded circuit!
L6-30 GROUNDED
LOCKING
RECEPTACLE
Grounding Prong
is Hooked
L6-30
LOCKING
PLUG
Current Carrying Prongs
Figure 8. L6-30 plug and receptacle.
A plug is not supplied with this machine. See below for
the recommended plug type for this machine.
If you are unsure about the wiring codes in your area
or you plan to connect your machine to a shared circuit, you may create a fire or circuit overload hazard—
consult a qualified electrician to reduce this risk.
Extension Cords
DO NOT work on your electrical system
if you are unsure about electrical
codes and wiring! Seek assistance from
a qualified electrician. Ignoring this
warning can cause electrocution, fire,
or machine damage.
We do not recommend using an extension cord; however,
if you have no alternative, use the following guidelines:
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Use a cord rated for Standard Service (S).
Do not use an extension cord longer than 50 feet.
Ensure that the cord has a ground wire and pin.
Use the gauge size listed below as a minimum.
Electrical Specifications
Operating Voltage
Amp Draw
Min. Circuit Size
Recommended Plug
Extension Cord
220V Operation
22A
30A
NEMA L6-30
(not incl.)
10 Gauge, 3 Wire,
300VAC
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
SETUP
Unpacking
This machine has been carefully packaged for safe transportation. If you notice the machine has been damaged
during shipping, please contact your authorized Shop Fox
dealer immediately.
Items Needed for Setup
The following items are needed to complete the setup
process, but are not included with your machine:
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SETUP
Description
Qty
• Safety Glasses (for each person).........................1
• Machinist's Square..........................................1
• Solvent Cleaner................................. As Needed
• Shop Rags........................................ As Needed
• Wrench 14mm...............................................1
• Feeler Gauge 0.016".......................................1
•Straightedge.................................................1
• Fine Ruler....................................................1
• Dust Collector...............................................1
• Dust Hoses 4"................................................2
• Hose Clamps.................................................2
• Forklift (1000 Lb Capacity)...............................1
• 1000 Lb Capacity Chain or Strap w/Hook..............1
Keep machine disconnected from
power until instructed otherwise.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Inventory
The following is a description of the main components
shipped with the Model W1770. Lay the components out
to inventory them.
D
A
Note: If you can't find an item on this list, check the
mounting location on the machine or examine the packaging materials carefully. Occasionally we pre-install certain components for safer shipping.
SETUP
Box Inventory (Figure 9)
Qty
A. Guide Post Handwheel.....................................1
B. Miter Gauge.................................................1
C.Fence.........................................................1
D. Resaw Fence................................................1
Hardware and Tools
• Hex Wrenches 5, 6mm.................................1 EA
• Wrenches 10/13, 17/19...............................1 EA
• Flat Washer 8mm (Resaw Fence)........................1
• Resaw Fence Lock Handle (Resaw Fence)..............1
• Moving Plate (Resaw Fence)..............................1
• Eye Bolts (Lifting)..........................................2
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C
Figure 9. W1770 inventory.
SUFFOCATION HAZARD!
Immediately discard all
plastic bags and packing materials to eliminate choking/suffocation
hazards for children and
animals.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Machine Placement
•
Floor Load: This machine distributes a
heavy load in a small footprint. Some
residential floors may require additional
bracing to support both machine and
operator.
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Working Clearances: Consider existing and
anticipated needs, size of material to be
processed through the machine, and space
for auxiliary stands, work tables or other
machinery when establishing a location for
your bandsaw.
Lighting: Lighting should be bright enough
to eliminate shadow and prevent eye strain.
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Electrical: Electrical circuits must be
dedicated or large enough to handle
amperage requirements. Outlets must be
located near each machine, so power or
extension cords are clear of high-traffic
areas. Follow local electrical codes for
proper installation of new lighting, outlets,
or circuits.
The table and other unpainted parts of your
bandsaw are coated with a waxy grease that
protects them from corrosion during shipment.
Clean this grease off with a solvent cleaner or
citrus-based degreaser. DO NOT use chlorinebased solvents such as brake parts cleaner or
acetone—if you happen to splash some onto a
painted surface, you will ruin the finish.
NEVER clean with gasoline
or other petroleumbased solvents. Most have
low flash points, which
make them extremely
flammable. A risk of
explosion and burning
exists if these products
are used. Serious personal
injury may occur if this
warning is ignored!
ALWAYS work in wellventilated areas far from
possible ignition sources
when using solvents to
clean machinery. Many
solvents are toxic when
inhaled or ingested. Use
care when disposing
of waste rags and
towels to be sure they
DO NOT create fire or
environmental hazards.
USE helpers & power lifting equipment to lift this
21" Bandsaw with Brake.
Otherwise, serious personal injury may occur.
MAKE your shop “child
safe.” Ensure that your
workplace is inaccessible
to children by closing and
locking all entrances when
you are away. NEVER allow
untrained visitors in your
shop when assembling,
adjusting or operating
equipment.
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SETUP
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Cleaning Machine
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Lifting & Moving
Eye Bolt
This is an extremely heavy machine. Serious personal
injury may occur if safe moving methods are not followed. To be safe, you will need assistance and a forklift or a hoist when removing the machine from the
crate. Use a chain or a lifting strap with a minimum of
1000 lbs. lifting capacity. If the chain or lifting strap
breaks, serious personal injury may occur.
Take special care when moving this bandsaw. Only use
one of the following methods to lift or move this bandsaw.
SETUP
To move and place the bandsaw using the eye bolts, do
these steps:
Figure 10. Lifting the bandsaw.
1. Use a forklift to move the bandsaw on the pallet to
its final location.
2. Unbolt the bandsaw from the pallet.
3. Install the eye bolts shown in Figure 10, making sure
they are threaded all the way in, then place the lifting hooks through the eye bolts and lift slowly with a
forklift.
2x4
1x4
4. Remove the pallet and slowly set the bandsaw into
position.
To move and place the bandsaw using wood shims, do
these steps:
1. Use a forklift to move the bandsaw on the pallet to
its final location.
2. Carefully place the forklift forks under the head and
install a 1x4 shim between the head and the left
fork and a 2x4 shim between the head and right fork
so the bandsaw is level, as shown in Figure 11.
3. Unbolt the bandsaw from the pallet.
4. Lift the bandsaw off of the pallet, remove the pallet, and slowly set the bandsaw into position.
Note: If you are concerned about your forklift
forks hitting the tension handwheel, remove the
handwheel, then reinstall it after lifting.
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Figure 11. Example of lifting bandsaw
with forklift using wood shims.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Mounting to Shop Floor
Although not required, we recommend that you mount
your new bandsaw to the floor. Because this is an optional
step and floor materials may vary, floor mounting hardware is not included. You must use a precison level to
level your machine.
Anchor Stud
You may also mount your bandsaw to a mobile base withwheel locking or wheel retracting capabilities that keep
the mobile base from rolling when the bandsaw is in use.
Bolting to Concrete Floors
Lag shield anchors with lag bolts and anchor studs (Figure
12) are two popular methods for anchoring an object to a
concrete floor. We suggest you research the many options
and methods for mounting your machine and choose the
best that fits your specific application. Figure 13 shows
the mounting locations for this machine.
Anchor studs are stronger and more permanent alternatives to lag shield anchors; however, they will stick
out of the floor, which may cause a tripping hazard if
you decide to move your machine at a later point.
Figure 12. Typical fasteners for mounting
to concrete floors.
Base Mounting Locations
(3 of 4 shown)
Figure 13. Location of machine base
mounting locations.
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SETUP
NOTICE
Lag Screw and Anchor
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Fence
The fence rail is installed upside down at the factory.
To install the fence, do these steps:
1. Remove the cap screws holding the rail onto the
table, and remove the rail.
2. Flip the rail over and reinstall it with the cap screws
removed in Step 1 (see Figure 14).
3. Place the fence on the rail (Figure 15) and tighten
it securely with the hand knob. Refer to the instructions on Page 29 to calibrate the pointer.
SETUP
Figure 14. Tightening guard rail cap
screws.
Figure 15. Installing fence onto rail.
Guide Post Handwheel
Insert the guide post handwheel onto the shaft, and
secure it with the cap screw on the flat of the shaft, as
shown in Figure 16.
Handle
Figure 16. Guide post handwheel
installed.
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Blade Tracking
The blade tracking is primarily affected by the tilt of the
upper wheel, also known as "center tracking"; and the
alignment of both wheels, also known as "coplanar tracking." (For coplanar tracking, refer to the Wheel Alignment
instructions on Page 52.)
Blade
Tension
Scale
Blade Tension
Handwhel
The wheels on this bandsaw were aligned at the factory,
so center tracking is the only adjustment that needs to be
performed when the saw is new.
To center track the blade, do these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Make sure the upper and lower blade guides are
adjusted away from the blade (refer to Adjusting
Blade Guide Bearings on Page 23).
4. Open the upper wheel cover, then spin the upper
wheel by hand at least three times and watch how
the blade rides on the crown of the wheel through
the tracking window. Refer to Figure 19 for an illustration of this concept.
—If the blade rides in the center of the upper
wheel and is centered on the peak of the
wheel crown, then the bandsaw is already center
tracked properly and no further adjustments are
needed at this time.
—If the blade does not ride in the center of the
upper wheel and is not centered on the peak of
the wheel crown, then continue with the following steps.
5. Loosen the lock lever (Figure 18) so that the blade
tracking knob can rotate.
6. Spin the upper wheel with one hand and rotate the
blade tracking knob with the other hand to make the
blade ride in the center of the bandsaw wheel tire.
7. Tighten the lock lever and close the upper wheel
cover. Note: For the best performance from your
saw, regularly maintain proper tracking of the
-17blade.
Quick
Release
Tension
Lever
(Engaged)
Tracking Window
Blade Tracking Knob
Blade Tracking Lock Lever
Figure 18. Rear blade tensioning and
tracking controls.
(Side View)
Blade Centered
on Peak of Crown
Blade
Centered
on Wheel
CENTER TRACKING
Figure 19. Center tracking profiles.
NOTICE
Changes in the blade tension may
change the blade tracking.
SETUP
3. Move the quick tension lever to the tightened
position (Figure 18) and turn the blade tension
handwheel (Figure 17) until the blade tension
matches the mark on the blade tension scale for the
appropriate blade width (refer to Page 22 to tension
the blade).
Figure 17. Front blade tensioning controls.
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Positive Stop
The positive stop allows the table to be quickly and accurately returned to the horizontal (0˚) position after being
adjusted to a different angle.
To set the positive stop, do these steps:
Stop Bolt
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
Jam Nut
2. Adjust the blade tension to the appropriate level for
the blade size on the blade tension scale (see Page
22).
SETUP
3. Loosen the jam nut that locks the positive stop bolt
in place, as shown in FIgure 20.
4. Raise the guide post and place a machinist’s square
on the table next to the side of the blade as illustrated in Figure 21. Adjust the table square with the
blade using the table tilt handwheel, then secure
with the table tilt lock lever.
5. Adjust the positive stop bolt so it just touches the
table and secure it by tightening the jam nut against
the bandsaw.
6. Check the adjustment for accuracy once you have
tightened the jam nut.
7. Loosen the screw on the table tilt scale pointer, but
do not remove it.
8. Align the tip of the pointer with the 0˚ mark on the
table tilt scale, then tighten the screw to secure the
setting.
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Figure 20. Positive stop bolt and jam nut
(as viewed from front).
Blade
Square
Table
Figure 21. Squaring table to blade.
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Dust Collection
Recommended CFM at each Dust Port:.......... 400 CFM
Do not confuse this CFM recommendation with the rating
of the dust collector. To determine the CFM at the dust
port, you must take into account many variables, including the CFM rating of the dust collector, the length of
hose between the dust collector and the machine, the
amount of branches or Y's, and the amount of other open
lines throughout the system. Explaining this calculation
is beyond the scope of this manual. If you are unsure of
your system, consult an expert or purchase a good dust
collection "how-to" book.
Figure 22. Dust hoses connected to dust
port.
To connect the dust collection hoses, do these steps:
1. Fit a 4" dust hose over each dust port, as shown in
Figure 22, and secure in place with a hose clamp.
2. Tug each hose to make sure it does not come off.
Note: A tight fit is necessary for proper performance.
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SETUP
DO NOT operate this machine without an adequate
dust collection system. This machine creates substantial amounts of wood dust while operating. Failure to
use a dust collection system can result in short and
long-term respiratory illness.
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Test Run
Once the assembly is complete, test run your machine to
make sure it runs properly and is ready for regular operation.
The test run consists of verifying the following: 1) The
motor powers up and runs correctly, and 2) the safety
disabling mechanism on the switch works correctly, and 3)
the OFF button safety feature works correctly.
If, during the test run, you cannot easily locate the source
of an unusual noise or vibration, stop using the machine
immediately, then review Troubleshooting on Page 57.
If you still cannot remedy a problem, contact our Tech
Support at (360) 734-3482 for assistance.
Projectiles thrown from the machine
could cause serious eye injury. Wear
safety glasses to reduce the risk of
injury.
SETUP
To test run the machine, do these steps:
1. Make sure you understand the safety instructions
at the beginning of the manual, and verify that the
machine is set up properly.
Switch
Disabling
Key
2. Ensure all tools and objects used during setup are
cleared away from the machine.
3. Connect the machine to the power source.
4. Verify that the machine is operating correctly by
turning the switch disabling key (Figure 23) to "1"
and turning the machine ON.
—When operating correctly, the machine runs
smoothly with little or no vibration or rubbing
noises.
—Investigate and correct strange or unusual noises
or vibrations before operating the machine further.
Always disconnect the machine from power when
investigating or correcting potential problems.
5. Press the OFF button to stop the machine.
6. WITHOUT resetting the OFF button, press the ON
button. The machine should not start.
—If the machine does not start, the OFF button
safety feature is working correctly.
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Figure 23. W1770 switch disabling key and
ON/OFF switch
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
—If the machine does start (with the stop button
pushed in), immediately disconnect power to the
machine. The OFF button safety feature is not
working correctly. This safety feature must work
properly before proceeding with regular operations. Call Tech Support for help.
TWIST
7. Push the OFF button in, then twist it clockwise so it
pops out. When the OFF button pops out, the switch
is reset and ready for operation (see Figure 24).
8. Turn the bandsaw ON and allow it to reach full
speed, then press the foot brake (Figure 1, Page 5)
completely.
—If the bandsaw blade stops the foot brake is working correctly; continue to the next step.
To Reset Switch...
Twist Button Clockwise
Figure 24. Resetting the switch.
SETUP
—If the bandsaw blade does not stop moving, the
foot brake feature is not working correctly. This
safety feature must work properly before proceeding with regular operations. Call Tech Support for
help.
9. Make sure the blade has fully stopped, open the top
and bottom wheel covers a few inches, then turn the
bandsaw ON.
—If the bandsaw does not start the upper wheel
cover limit switch (Figure 25) is working correctly;
continue to the next step.
—If the bandsaw starts, immediately disconnect
power. The upper wheel cover limit switch is not
working correctly. This safety feature must work
properly before proceeding with regular operations. Call Tech Support for help.
10.Close the upper and lower wheel covers.
11.Turn the switch disabling key to "0", as shown in
Figure 23.
12.Try to turn the machine ON.
—If the bandsaw does not start, the switch disabling
feature is working as designed. The Test Run is
complete.
—If the bandsaw starts, immediately disconnect
power. The switch disabling feature is not working
correctly. This safety feature must work properly
before proceeding with regular operations. Call
Tech Support for help.
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Figure 25. Upper door limit switch.
Keep your hands away from the bandsaw
blade when the door is open during
Step 9 of this procedure in case the
limit switch does not work! Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious personal injury!
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Tensioning Blade
A properly tensioned blade is essential for making accurate cuts and is required before making many bandsaw
adjustments. (Everytime you replace the blade, you
should perform this procedure because all blades tension
differently.)
To tension the bandsaw blade, do these steps:
1. Make sure the blade is tracking properly (refer to
Page 17), and complete the Test Run procedure
(Page 20).
2. Raise the upper blade guide assembly as high as it
will go, and adjust the upper and lower guide blocks
as far away from the blade as possible (refer to
Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings on Page 23).
SETUP
Note: This procedure will NOT work if the guide
blocks have any contact with the blade.
3. Move the quick tension lever to the tightened position and turn the blade tension handwheel until the
blade tension matches the mark on the blade tension scale (see Figure 26) for the appropriate blade
width.
4. Turn the bandsaw ON.
5. Slowly release the tension one quarter of a turn at a
time. When you see the bandsaw blade start to flutter, stop decreasing the tension.
6. Now, slowly increase the tension until the blade
stops fluttering, then tighten the tension another
quarter turn.
7. Look at what the blade tension scale reads and
use that as a guide for tensioning that blade in the
future.
Note: Always release blade tension after use to
increase blade life and reduce strain on the bandsaw
components. The quick release tension lever works
perfectly for this purpose.
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Blade
Tension
Scale
Blade Tension
Handwhel
Figure 26. Front blade tensioning controls.
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Adjusting Blade Guide
Bearings
The blade guides provide side-to-side support to keep
the blade straight while cutting. The blade guides are
designed to be adjusted in two ways—forward/backward
and side-to-side.
Guide Block
Assembly Cap
Screws
Blade Guide
Bearings
To adjust the upper blade guides, do these steps:
1. Make sure the blade is tracking properly and that it
is correctly tensioned.
3. Familiarize yourself with the upper blade guide controls shown in Figure 27 & 28.
Note: The 1⁄16" spacing is ideal, although with larger
blades it may not be possible. In such cases, adjust
the guide bearings as far forward to the blade gullets as possible, and still maintain the proper support bearing spacing adjustment.
NOTICE
Make sure that the blade teeth will not contact the
guide bearings when the blade is against the rear
support bearing during the cut or the blade teeth
will be ruined.
Figure 27. Upper blade guide controls
(rear view).
SETUP
4. Loosen the lateral adjustment rod bolt, loosen the
support bearing adjustment shaft bolt, and adjust
the blade guides until the edges of the bearings are
1
/16" behind the blade gullets, as illustrated in Figure
29.
Knurled
Knob
Bearing Rotation
Adjustment Bolt
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
Support Bearing
Adjustment
Shaft Bolt
Knurled Knob
Bearing
Rotation
Adjustment
Bolt
Lateral
Adjustment Rod
Bolt
Figure 28. Upper blade guide controls
(front view).
Bearings
5. Tighten the lateral adjustment rod bolt.
6. Loosen the bearing rotation adjustment bolts on
both sides of the blade.
1
7. Rotate the knurled knobs to position the bearings
0.004" away from the blade.
Note: 0.004" is approximately the thickness of a dollar bill.
⁄16"
Blade
Gullet
8. Tighten both of the the bearing rotation adjustment
bolts to lock the blade guide bearings in position.
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Figure 29. Lateral adjustment of blade
guides.
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NOTICE
Blade Guide Bearings
Whenever changing a blade or adjusting tension and
tracking, the upper and lower blade support bearings and guide bearings must be properly adjusted
and locked before cutting operations.
To adjust the lower blade guides, do these steps:
1. Make sure the blade is tracking properly and that it
is correctly tensioned.
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
3. Familiarize yourself with the lower blade guide controls shown in Figures 30 and 31.
SETUP
4. Follow the instructions for adjusting the upper blade
guides on Page 23 in a similar manner for adjusting
the lower blade guides.
Note: The lateral adjustment rod cap screw and
guide block cap screws are located below the table
tilt lock lever (see Figure 31).
Knurled
Knob
Bearing Rotation
Adjustment Bolt
Figure 30. Lower blade guide controls
(front view).
Guide Block Cap Screws
Lateral
Adjustment
Rod Cap
Screw
Adjusting Support
Bearings
NOTICE
Whenever changing a blade or adjusting tension
and tracking, the upper and lower blade support
bearings and blade guide bearings must be properly
adjusted before cutting operations.
The support bearings are positioned behind the blade for
support during cutting operations, because the blade is
typically pushed back with the pressure from the advancing workpiece. Proper adjustment of the support bearings
is an important part of making accurate cuts and also
keeps the blade teeth from coming in contact with the
guide bearings while cutting.
To adjust the upper support bearing, do these steps:
1. Make sure the blade is tracking properly and that it
is correctly tensioned.
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
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Figure 31. Lower blade guide controls
(rear view).
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3. Familiarize yourself with the upper support bearing
controls shown in Figures 27 & 28 on Page 23.
Bandsaw
Blade
4. Loosen the guide block assembly cap screws and
rotate the blade guide assembly side-to-side, until
the blade is perpendicular with the face of the support bearing, as illustrated in Figure 32.
Support
Bearing
5. Tighten the guide block assembly cap screws.
6. Loosen the bolt on the support bearing adjustment
shaft—if it is not already loose.
7. Using a feeler gauge between the support bearing
and the blade, position the bearing 0.016" away from
the back of the blade, as illustrated in Figure 33.
8. Tighten the bolt to keep the support bearing locked
in place.
0.016"
Gap
Support
Bearing
Blade
Figure 33. Blade aligned 0.016" away from
the bearing edge.
Figure 34. Example of dollar bill folded
twice to make an approximate 0.016"
gauge.
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SETUP
Note: For a quick gauge, fold a crisp dollar bill
in half twice (four thicknesses of a dollar bill is
approximately 0.016") and place it between the support bearing and the blade as shown in Figure 34.
Figure 32. Illustration of blade set
perpendicular (90˚) to the support bearing
face.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
To adjust the lower support bearing, do these steps:
Support Bearing
Adjustment
Shaft Bolt
1. Make sure the blade is tracking properly and is correctly tensioned.
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
3. Familiarize yourself with the lower support bearing
controls shown in Figure 35.
4. Open the upper and lower wheel covers.
5. Make sure that the blade is perpendicular to the
face of the support bearing, as illustrated in Figure
32 on Page 25.
SETUP
—If the blade is perpendicular to the face of the
support bearing, continue with o the next step.
—If the blade is not perpendicular to the support
bearing, loosen the lateral adjustment rod cap
screw and guide block cap screws (Figure 31,
Page 24) and rotate the assembly side-to-side
until it is perpendicular to the face of the support
bearing, then re-tighten the cap screws.
6. Loosen the bolt on the support bearing adjustment
shaft.
7. Using a feeler gauge, position the support bearing
0.016" away from the back of the blade, as illustrated in Figure 33, or use a dollar bill, as shown in
Figure 34 on Page 25.
8. Tighten the bolt to keep the support bearing locked
in place.
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Support
Bearing
Figure 35. Lower support bearing controls.
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Aligning Table
To ensure cutting accuracy, the table should be aligned so
that the miter slot is parallel to the bandsaw blade. This
procedure works best with a 13⁄8" blade installed.
To align the table so the miter slot is parallel to the
bandsaw blade, do these steps:
1. Make sure that the blade is tracking properly and
that it is correctly tensioned.
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
Cap Screws
3. Loosen the four trunnion cap screws that secure the
table to the trunnions (see Figure 36).
6. Adjust the table as needed until the distance
between the blade and miter slot is equal at both
ends.
7. Tighten the trunnion cap screws when the alignment
is correct.
A
Miter Slot
Parallel
with Blade
when A = B
Straightedge
5. Use a fine ruler to accurately gauge the distance
between the straightedge and the miter slot. The
distance you measure should be the same at both
the front and the back ends of the miter slot, as
indicated by positions "A" and "B" in Figure 37.
Figure 36. Cap screws securing table to
trunnion.
Blade
B
Figure 37. Checking if miter slot is
parallel to blade.
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SETUP
4. Place an accurate straightedge along the blade. The
straightedge should lightly touch both the front and
back of the blade (the flat part only) without touching the blade teeth.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Aligning Fence
To ensure cutting accuracy when the fence is first
installed, the fence should be aligned with the miter slot.
To align the fence parallel with the miter slot, do these
steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Make sure the miter slot is aligned with the bandsaw
blade (see Page 27).
3. If the fence is mounted on the left-hand side of the
blade, remove it and remount it next to the miter
slot.
SETUP
4. Loosen the three cap screws that secure the rail to
the table (see Figure 38).
Figure 38. Cap screws securing rail to
table.
5. Adjust the fence face parallel with the edge of the
miter slot, as shown in Figure 39.
6. Tighten the cap screws that secure the rail to the
table, being careful not to move the fence.
NOTICE
Adjusting the fence parallel to the miter slot does
not guarantee straight cuts. The miter slot may
need to be adjusted parallel to the side of the
blade. Refer to the "Aligning Table" instructions on
Page 27.
Figure 39. Example of fence square with
miter slot.
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Calibrating Fence Pointer
Your new bandsaw is equipped with a fence measurement
system that includes a fence pointer, which must be calibrated when the bandsaw is first set up.
To calibrate the pointer, do these steps:
1. If the fence is mounted on the right-hand side of the
blade, remove it and re-install it on the left-hand
side of the blade.
2. Place the fence flush against the bandsaw blade (see
Figure 40).
3. Loosen the pointer adjustment screw (Figure 41),
and set the pointer in line with "0" and the measurement scale on the table.
Figure 40. Example of fence flush with
blade.
4. Tighten the pointer adjustment screw.
SETUP
Calibrating Miter Gauge
The miter gauge needs to be calibrated to the blade when
it is first mounted in the miter slot.
To calibrate the miter gauge, do these steps:
1. Place one edge of a machinist's square against the
face of the miter gauge and place the other against
the blade face, as shown in Figure 42.
2. Loosen the lock knob on the miter gauge and adjust
the gauge flush with the edge of the square.
Angle Pointer
Screw
3. Tighten the lock knob, and verify the setting.
Figure 41. Fence pointer adjustment
screw.
Note: Sometimes the tightening procedure can
affect the adjustment.
4. Loosen the screw that secures the angle pointer and
adjust the pointer to the 0˚ mark on the scale.
5. Retighten the screw that secures the angle pointer.
Lock
Knob
Figure 42. Example of squaring miter
gauge to blade.
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Installing Resaw Fence
To install the resaw fence, do these steps:
1. Install the resaw fence lock handle (with the washer
and moving plate) onto the fence, then slide the
resaw fence over the moving plate, as shown in
Figure 43.
Resaw Lock
Handle
Resaw Fence
Note: Leave the moving plate and lock handle loose
enough to slide on the resaw fence.
2. Tighten the resaw lock handle.
3. Loosen the fence lock knob and place the fence
assembly on the rail, as shown in Figure 44.
Figure 43. Attaching resaw fence to
standard fence.
SETUP
4. Tighten the fence lock knob to lock the fence assembly in place.
Moving Plate
Figure 44. Resaw fence installed.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
OPERATIONS
General
This machine will perform many types of operations
that are beyond the scope of this manual. Many of these
operations can be dangerous or deadly if performed incorrectly.
The instructions in this section are written with the understanding that the operator has the necessary knowledge
and skills to operate this machine. If at any time you are
experiencing difficulties performing any operation, stop
using the machine!
If you are an inexperienced operator, we strongly recommend that you read books or trade articles, or seek
training from an experienced bandsaw operator before
performing any unfamiliar operations. Above all, your
safety should come first!
READ and understand this entire instruction manual before using this machine.
Serious personal injury may occur if
safety and operational information is not
understood and followed. DO NOT risk
your safety by not reading!
Basic Controls
Control Panel
Power Switch: Disables the ON and OFF button when the
key is turned to the "0" position. Enables ON and OFF button when the key is turned to "1" position.
ON Button: Starts motor only if the OFF button is popped
out and power switch key is turn to "1" position.
Key
Power Switch
On Button
Off Button
OFF Button: Disables the ON button. Enable the ON button by twisting the OFF button until it pops out.
Figure 45. W1770 control panel features.
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OPERATIONS
Refer to Figures 45–47 and the desriptions below to
become familiar with the basic controls and components
of your bandsaw.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Front Controls
(Figure 46)
A. Blade Tension Scale: Allows for easy monitoring of
blade tension.
A
C
B. Blade Tension Handwheel: Tensions blade in gradual
increments.
C. Blade Tracking Window: Allows for easy monitoring
of blade tracking (refer to Page 36).
B
D
D. Fence, Rails, and Miter Gauge: Allows for controlled
cutting at various angles.
E. Foot Brake: Cuts power to motor and allows
bandsaw blade to be quickly brought to a stop.
OPERATIONS
E
Figure 46. Front controls.
Rear Controls
(Figure 47)
F. Guide Post Handwheel and Lock Knob: Moves
blade guide support quickly to the desired height on
the guide post; locks setting (refer to Page 35).
F
G
H
G. Blade Tracking Knob and Lock Lever: Moves and
locks blade tracking.
H. Quick Release Blade Tension Lever: Adjusts blade
tension for quick blade changes.
I.
Table Tilt Handwheel: Tilts the table up to 5º to the
left or 45º to the right (refer to Page 38).
I
J. Table Tilt Lock Lever: Locks or unlocks the table at
the current angle.
J
Figure 47. Rear controls.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Workpiece Inspection
Some wood workpieces are not safe to cut or may require
modification before they are safe to cut.
Before cutting wood, get in the habit of inspecting all
workpieces for the following:
•
Foreign Objects (Figure 48): Nails, staples, dirt,
rocks and other foreign objects are often embedded
in wood. While cutting, these objects can become
dislodged and hit the operator or break the blade,
which might then fly apart. Always visually inspect
your workpiece for these items. If they can't be
removed, do NOT cut the workpiece.
•
Large/Loose Knots: Loose knots can become dislodged during the cutting operation. Large knots can
cause blade damage. Choose workpieces that do not
have large/loose knots or plan ahead to avoid cutting through them.
Wet or "Green" Stock: Cutting wood with a moisture
content over 20% causes unnecessary wear on the
blade and yields poor results.
•
Excessive Warping: Workpieces with excessive
cupping, bowing, or twisting are dangerous to cut
because they are unstable and can move unpredictably when being cut. DO NOT cut excessively warped
wood.
•
Minor Warping: Workpieces with slight cupping can
be safely supported if the cupped side faces the
table or fence, as shown in Figure 49. On the contrary, a workpiece supported on the bowed side will
rock during a cut, leading to loss of control.
Because of its unpredicatable nature, use extreme
caution if cutting warped stock. The difference
between acceptable and unacceptable warped stock
varies from machine to machine. If you are in doubt,
square-up the stock first or do not cut it.
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OPERATIONS
•
Figure 48. Choosing wood without foreign
objects embedded.
Cut with
this side
against fence
Cut with
this side
down
Figure 49. Cutting wood with minor
warping.
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Cutting Overview
The bandsaw is capable of performing the following
cuts:
•Miters
•Angles
• Compound Angles
•Resawing
•Ripping
•Crosscutting
• Simple and Complex Curves
• Duplicate Parts
•Circles
• Beveled Curves
OPERATIONS
Basic Cutting Tips
•
Keep the upper blade guide assembly adjusted to
within 1" of the workpiece.
•
Replace, sharpen, and clean blades as necessary.
Make adjustments periodically to keep the saw running in top condition.
•
Use light and even pressure while cutting. Light contact with the blade makes it easier to follow lines
and prevents extra friction, which reduces blade
life.
•
Avoid twisting the blade when cutting around tight
corners. Allow the blade to saw around the corners.
•
Do not back the workpiece away from the blade
while the saw is running.
•
Misusing the saw or using incorrect techniques is
unsafe and results in poor cuts. Remember—the
blade does the cutting with the operator’s guidance.
•
Do not start the machine with the workpiece touching the blade.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Foot Brake
The Model W1770 is equipped with a foot brake (Figure
50). Use the brake to cut power to the motor and bring
the blade to a halt.
NOTICE
The foot brake will not stop the bandsaw wheels
and blade instantly. DO NOT become over confident
and relax your safety awareness because of the
foot brake feature. Make sure the bandsaw blade
has stopped moving completely before leaving the
machine.
Figure 50. Foot brake location.
Guide Post
The guide post, shown in Figure 51, connects the upper
blade guide assembly to the bandsaw. The guidepost
allows the blade guide assembly to move up or down
to be as close to the workpiece as possible. In order to
cut accurately and safely, the bottom of the blade guide
assembly must be no more than 1" above the workpiece at
all times—this positioning provides the greatest blade support and minimizes the amount of moving blade exposed
to the operator.
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Make sure that the blade tension, blade tracking,
support bearings, and blade guides are adjusted correctly.
3. Loosen the guide post lock knob shown in Figure 51.
4. Turn the guide post handwheel to raise or lower the
guide post until the upper blade guide assembly is
within 1" from the top of the workpiece.
5. Lock the guide post in place with the lock knob.
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Guide Post
Lock Knob
Blade
Guard
Guide Post
Blade Guide
Assembly
Figure 51. Guide post controls.
OPERATIONS
To adjust the blade guide assembly on the guide post,
do these steps:
Guide Post
Handwheel
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Fine Tune Tracking
NOTICE
Adjusting the final blade tracking setting requires
the machine to be turned ON.
To fine tune the tracking, do these steps:
1. Close the wheel covers and turn the bandsaw ON.
2. Observe the blade tracking path through the clear
window on the right edge of the bandsaw, as shown
in Figure 52.
3. Using the tracking controls (Page 17, Figure 18),
adjust the blade so it tracks on the center of the
wheel.
Figure 52. Blade tracking window.
4. Tighten the blade tracking lock lever so the tracking
knob cannot move.
OPERATIONS
Blade Lead
Bandsaw blades commonly wander off the cut line when
sawing, as shown in Figure 53. This is called blade lead.
Blade lead is commonly caused by too fast of a feed rate,
a dull or abused blade, or improper tension. If your blade
is sharp/undamaged and you still have blade lead, perform the following instructions.
Correcting Blade Lead
1. Use less pressure when feeding the workpiece
through the cut.
2. Check that the miter slot or fence is parallel to
the blade line, and correct if necessary (refer to
Aligning Table on Page 27 and Aligning Fence on
Page 28).
3. Check for proper blade tension. If the blade tension
is correct and it is not convenient to replace the
blade, compensate for lead by skewing the fence or
adjusting the table, as explained below.
To skew your fence, do these steps:
1. Cut a piece of scrap wood approximately 3⁄4" thick
x 3" wide x 17" long. On a wide face of the board,
draw a straight line parallel to the long edge.
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Figure 53. Example of blade leading away
from line of cut.
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2. Slide the bandsaw fence out of the way and cut halfway through the board on the line by pushing it into
the blade. Turn the bandsaw OFF and wait for the
blade to stop.
3. Clamp the board to the bandsaw table without moving it. Now slide the fence over to the board so it
barely touches one end of the board.
4. Loosen the three cap screws that secure the fence
rail to the underside of the table (see Page 28).
5. Skew the fence so it is parallel to the edge of the
scrap piece.
6. While maintaining the skew, tighten the cap screws
loosened in Step 4.
7. Make a few cuts using the fence. If the fence still
does not seem parallel to the blade, repeat Steps
1–6 until the blade and fence are parallel with each
other.
To shift the table, do these steps:
1. On a scrap piece of wood, mark a line that is perpendicular to the front edge.
3. Turn the bandsaw OFF and wait for the blade to
stop.
4. Loosen the four cap screws that mount the table to
the trunnion (Figure 36 on Page 27). Shift the table
to compensate for the blade lead, then retighten the
cap screws.
5.Repeat Steps 1–4 until the blade cuts straight.
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OPERATIONS
2. Cut halfway through the board on the line by pushing
it into the blade.
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Table Tilt
To tilt the table, do these steps:
Table Tilt Handwheel
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Loosen the table tilt lock lever shown in Figure 54.
3. To tilt the table to the right, turn the table tilt
handwheel clockwise (Figure 54).
4. To tilt the table to the left, turn the table tilt
handwheel clockwise one turn, lower the positive
stop bolt, then turn the handwheel counterclockwise.
5. Secure the table tilt lock lever.
Lock Lever
Figure 54. Table tilt controls.
6.Follow Positive Stop instructions on Page 18 for
resetting the stop bolt and table for horizontal (0º)
operations.
OPERATIONS
Rip Cutting
Ripping is the process of cutting with the grain of the
wood stock. For plywood and other processed wood,
riping simply means cutting down the length of the
workpiece. For ripping, a wider blade is better. In most
ripping applications, a standard raker tooth style will be
sufficient.
To make a rip cut, do these steps:
1. Adjust the fence to match the width of the cut on
your workpiece, then lock the fence in place.
2. Adjust the blade guide assembly to less than 1"
above the workpiece.
3. After all safety precautions have been met, turn the
bandsaw ON. Slowly feed the workpiece into the
blade and continue with the cut until the blade is
completely through the workpiece. Figure 55 shows
a typical ripping operation.
Note: If you cut narrow pieces, use a push stick to
protect your fingers.
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Figure 55. Typical rip cut.
NEVER place fingers or hands in the
line of cut. If you slip, your hands or
fingers may go into the blade. ALWAYS
use a push stick when ripping narrow
pieces. Failure to follow these warnings may result in serious personal
injury!
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Crosscutting
"Crosscutting" means cutting across the grain of wood. For
plywood and other processed wood, crosscutting simply
means cutting across the width of the material.
To make a 90˚ crosscut, do these steps:
1. Move the fence out of the way, adjust the blade
guide assembly to less than 1" above the workpiece,
and make sure the miter gauge is set to 90°.
2. Mark the workpiece on the edge where you want to
begin the cut, place the workpiece evenly against
the miter gauge, and align the mark with the blade.
3. After all safety precautions have been met, turn the
bandsaw ON. Slowly feed the workpiece into the
blade and continue the cut until the blade is all the
way through the workpiece. Figure 56 shows a typical crosscutting operation.
Figure 56. Typical crosscutting operation.
Resawing
To resaw a workpiece, do these steps:
1. Verify that the bandsaw is setup properly and that
the fence is parallel to the blade.
When resawing thin pieces, a wandering blade (blade lead) can tear through
the surface of the workpiece, exposing
your hands to the blade teeth. Always
use push blocks when resawing and
keep your hands clear of the blade.
NOTICE
The scale on the front rail will NOT be
accurate when using the resaw fence.
2. Adjust the upper blade guide so it is about 1" above
the workpiece with a minimum amount of blade
exposed. 3. Install the resaw fence, set it to the desired width of
cut, and lock it in place.
4. Support the ends of the board if necessary.
5. Turn the bandsaw ON.
6. Using push paddles and a push stick, keep pressure
against the fence and table, and slowly feed the
workpiece into the moving blade (Figure 57) until
the blade is completely through the workpiece.
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Figure 57. Example of resawing lumber.
OPERATIONS
"Resawing" (Figure 57) is cutting a workpiece into two
or more thinner workpieces. Use the widest blade possible when resawing—a wide blade cuts straighter and is
less prone to blade lead (see Page 36). For most applications, use a blade with a hook- or skip-tooth style. Choose
blades with fewer teeth-per-inch (from 3 to 6), because
they offer larger gullet capacities for clearing sawdust,
reducing heat buildup and reducing strain on the motor.
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Cutting Curves
When cutting curves, simultaneously feed and turn the
stock carefully so the blade follows the layout line without twisting. If a curve is so abrupt that it is necessary to
repeatedly back up and cut a new kerf, use a narrower
blade (refer to FIgure 58), a blade with more TPI (teeth
per inch), or make more relief cuts.
Relief cuts are made through the waste portion of the
workpiece and stop at the layout line. Relief cuts reduce
the chance that the blade will be pinched or twisted during the cut.
Stacked Cuts
The list below shows the minimum
radius that can be cut by common
blade widths.
Width
Radius
1
⁄8"...................... 1⁄8"
3
⁄16"..................... 3⁄8"
1
⁄4''...................... 5⁄8''
3
⁄8''..................... 11⁄4''
1
⁄2''..................... 21⁄2''
5
⁄8''..................... 33⁄4''
3
⁄4''..................... 51⁄2''
Figure 58. Blade width cutting radii.
One of the benefits of a bandsaw is its ability to cut multiple copies of a particular shape by stacking workpieces
together and cutting them as one. Before making stacked
cuts, ensure that both the table and the blade are properly adjusted to 90°; otherwise, any error will be compounded.
OPERATIONS
To complete a stacked cut, do these steps:
1. Align your pieces from top-to-bottom to ensure that
each piece has adequate scrap to provide a clean,
unhampered cut.
2. Secure all the pieces together in a manner that will
not interfere with the cutting. Hot glue on the edges
works well, as do brad nails through the waste portion. (Be careful not to cut into the brads or you
may break the blade!)
3. On the face of the top piece, mark the shape you
intend to cut.
4. Make relief cuts perpendicular to the outline of your
intended shape in areas where changes in blade
direction could cause the blade to bind.
5. Cut the stack of pieces as though you were cutting a single piece. Follow your layout line with the
blade kerf on the waste side of your line as shown in
Figure 59.
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Figure 59. Typical stacked cut.
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Blade Length
Measured by the circumference, blade lengths are usually
unique to the brand of your bandsaw and the distance
between wheels. This saw uses 165" long blades.
Blade Width
Measured from the back of the blade to the tip of the
blade tooth (the widest point), blade width is often the
first consideration given to blade selection. Blade width
dictates the largest and smallest curve that can be cut, as
well as how accurately it can cut a straight line.
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•
Curve Cutting: Use the chart in Figure 60 to determine the correct blade for curve cutting. Determine
the smallest radius curve that will be cut on your
workpiece and use the corresponding blade width.
Straight Cutting: Use the largest width blade that
you own. Large blades excel at cutting straight lines
and are less prone to wander.
Blade Width
This saw uses blades from 1⁄4" to 13⁄8" in width. Always
pick the size of blade that best suits your application.
/"
1 2
21/2"
/"
3 8
/"
3 16"
/
1 8"
/
11/4"
1 4
/"
5 8
/"
3 8
/"
1 8
Cutting Radius
Figure 60. Blade width cutting radii.
Tooth Style
• Raker: Considered to be the standard because the
tooth size and shape are the same as the tooth
gullet. The teeth on raker blades usually are very
numerous, have no angle, and produce cuts by scraping the material; these characteristics result in very
smooth cuts, but do not cut fast and generate more
heat than other types while cutting.
•
•
Skip: Similar to a raker blade that is missing every
other tooth. Because of the design, skip toothed
blades have a much larger gullet than raker blades,
and therefore, cut faster and generate less heat.
However, these blades also leave a rougher cut than
raker blades.
Hook: The teeth have a positive angle (downward)
which makes them dig into the material, and the
gullets are usually rounded for easier waste removal.
These blades are excellent for the tough demands of
resawing and ripping thick material.
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OPERATIONS
Figure 61 illustrates the three main tooth styles:
Raker
Skip
Hook
Figure 61. Raker, Skip & Hook tooth
styles.
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Tooth Pitch
Usually measured as TPI (teeth per inch), tooth pitch
determines the size/number of the teeth. More teeth
per inch (fine pitch) will cut slower, but smoother; while
fewer teeth per inch (coarse pitch) will cut rougher, but
faster. As a general rule, choose blades that will have at
least three teeth in the material at all times. Use fine
pitched blades on harder woods and coarse pitched blades
on softer woods.
Blade Care
OPERATIONS
A bandsaw blade is a delicate piece of steel that is subjected to tremendous strain. You can obtain longer use
from a bandsaw blade if you give it fair treatment and
always use the appropriate feed rate for your operation.
Be sure to select blades with the proper width, style, and
pitch for each application. The wrong choice of blades
will often produce unnecessary heat which will shorten
the life of your blade.
A clean blade will perform much better than a dirty
blade. Dirty or gummed up blades pass through the cutting material with much more resistance than clean
blades. This extra resistance also causes unnecessary
heat. Resin/pitch dissolving cleaners are excellent for
cleaning dirty blades.
Blade Breakage
Many conditions may cause a bandsaw blade to break.
Blade breakage is unavoidable, in some cases, since it is
the natural result of the peculiar stresses that bandsaw
blades must endure. Blade breakage is also due to avoidable circumstances. Avoidable breakage is most often
the result of poor care or judgement on the part of the
operator when mounting or adjusting the blade or support
guides.
The most common causes of blade breakage are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Faulty alignment/adjustment of the guides.
Forcing/twisting a wide blade around a short radius.
Feeding the workpiece too fast.
Dull teeth or damaged tooth set.
Overtensioned blade.
Top blade guide assembly set too high above the
workpiece.
Using a blade with a lumpy or improperly finished
braze or weld.
Continuously running the bandsaw when not in use.
Leaving blade tensioned when not in use.
Using the wrong TPI for the workpiece thickness.
(The general rule of thumb is three teeth in the
workpiece at all times.)
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Blade Changes
To remove a blade, do these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Release the blade tension.
3. Remove the table insert and the table pin. Adjust
the upper and lower guide bearings as far away as
possible from the blade.
4. Open the upper and lower wheel covers, and wearing heavy leather gloves, slide the blade off of both
wheels.
Always disconnect power to the
machine when changing blades.
Failure to do this may result in serious
personal injury.
5. Slide the blade through the slot in the table.
To replace a blade, do these steps:
1. Slide the blade through the table slot, ensuring that
the teeth are pointing forward and down toward the
table.
All saw blades are dangerous and may
cause personal injury. To reduce the
risk of being injured, wear leather
gloves when handling saw blades.
2. Slip the blade through the guides, and mount it on
the upper and lower wheels (see Figure 62).
3. Adjust tension as described on Page 22.
4. Adjust blade tracking if needed (refer to Page 17).
5. Adjust the upper/lower guide bearings and the support bearings (refer to Page 23).
6. Replace the table insert and table pin.
7. Close the wheel covers.
Figure 62. Typical example of placing
blade on the wheels.
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OPERATIONS
Note: If the teeth will not point downward in any
orientation, the blade is inside-out. Put on heavy
gloves, remove the blade, and twist it right sideout.
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MAINTENANCE
General
For optimum performance from your machine, follow this
maintenance schedule:
Daily
•
•
•
•
Check/correct loose mounting bolts.
Check/correct damaged saw blade.
Check/correct worn or damaged wires.
Correct any other unsafe condition.
Monthly
•
•
Check for V-belt tension, damage, or wear.
Remove blade and thoroughly clean all built-up sawdust from the rubber tires on the wheels.
• Clean/vacuum dust buildup from inside cabinet and
off motor.
Lubrication
Cleaning
Vacuum excess wood chips and sawdust, and wipe off
the remaining dust with a dry cloth. If any resin has built
up, use a resin dissolving cleaner to remove it. Treat all
unpainted cast iron and steel with a non-staining lubricant
after cleaning.
MAINTENANCE
MAKE SURE that your machine is
unplugged during all maintenance procedures! If this warning is ignored, serious personal injury may occur.
Table & Base
Protect the unpainted cast iron surfaces on the table by
wiping the table clean after every use—this ensures moisture from wood dust does not remain on bare metal surfaces. Keep the table rust-free with regular applications of
general lubricants.
If the table becomes difficult to tilt, remove it and lubricate the trunnion and the slides in the trunnion base with
multi-purpose grease (see Page 46).
Brushes
The bandsaw is equipped with two lower brushes. The
brushes should be checked daily and cleaned when they
become dirty. There are adjustment brackets that allow
the brushes to be adjusted for bristle wear. Refer to
Adjusting Brushes on Page 50 for adjustment details.
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Since all bearings are sealed and permanently lubricated, simply leave them alone
until they need to be replaced. Do not
lubricate them.
This machine does need lubrication in
other places. Do not over-lubricate. Too
much lubrication will attract dirt and
sawdust. Lubricate the following areas as
needed to maintain smooth function of the
bandsaw.
Continued on next page
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Blade Guide Rack and Pinion
Lubricant
Multi-Purpose
GL2 Grease
Frequency
As Needed
Quantity
Thin Coat
To lubricate the blade guide rack and pinion, do these
steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Lower the blade guide until it reaches the table.
3. Using a rag and mineral spirits, wipe off any existing
grease and sawdust buildup on the rack (see Figure
63).
Figure 63. Rack lubrication location.
4. Apply a thin coat of multi-purpose GL2 grease to the
rack.
5. Move the blade guide up and down several times and
remove any excess grease to help prevent sawdust
buildup.
Tension Adjustment Assembly
Lubricant
Multi-Purpose
GL2 Grease
Frequency
As Needed
Quantity
Thin Coat
To lubricate the tension adjustment assembly, do these
steps:
2. Open the top wheel cover and look through the top
of the wheel.
3. Using a rag and mineral spirits, wipe off any existing grease and sawdust buildup on the blade tension
adjustment assembly and tension lever cam.
4. Apply a thin coat of multi-purpose GL2 grease to the
tension adjustment assembly and tension lever cam
(see Figure 64).
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Figure 64. Tension adjustment assembly
locations (top wheel removed for clarity).
MAINTENANCE
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
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Table Tilt Rack and Pinion Assembly
Lubricant
Multi-Purpose
GL2 Grease
Frequency
As Needed
Quantity
Thin Coat
To lubricate the table tilt rack and pinion assembly, do
these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. With the table perpendicular to the blade, and using
a rag and mineral spirits, wipe off all existing grease
and sawdust buildup from the rack.
3. Move the table up to its maximum 45˚ angle and
wipe (Figure 65) off all existing grease and sawdust
buildup from the rack.
Figure 65. Table tilt rack and pinion
assembly.
4. Apply a thin coat of muilti-purpose grease to the
rack.
5. Move the table up and down several times to distribute the grease, then wipe off any excess grease.
Trunnion
Lubricant
Multi-Purpose
GL2 Grease
Frequency
As Needed
Quantity
Thin Coat
MAINTENANCE
To lubricate the trunnion, do these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Move the table up until it reaches its maximum 45˚
angle, and using a rag and mineral spirits, wipe off
all excess grease and sawdust from the trunnion.
3. Apply a thin coat of light all purpose grease to the
outside surfaces of the trunnion (Figure 66).
4. Move the table down and then back up to distribute
the grease, then wipe off any excess grease from
the trunnion.
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Figure 66. Trunnion lubrication location.
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SERVICE
General
This section covers the most common service adjustments
or procedures that may need to be made during the life
of your machine.
If you require additional machine service not included
in this section, please contact Woodstock International
Technical Support at (360) 734-3482 or send e-mail to:
tech-support@shopfox.biz.
Checking and Tensioning
V-Belts
To ensure optimum power transmission from the motor
to the blade, the V-belts must be in good condition
and operate under proper tension. The belts should be
checked for cracks, fraying, and wear. Belt tension should
be checked at least every 3 months—more often if the
bandsaw is used daily.
MAKE SURE that your machine is
unplugged during all service procedures! If this warning is ignored, serious personal injury may occur.
Tools Needed:
Qty
Ruler...............................................................1
Hex Wrench 6mm................................................1
Wrench 17mm....................................................1
Checking V-Belts
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
Motor
Wheel
2. Open the wheel covers.
3. Note the condition of the V-belts. If the V-belts are
cracked, frayed, or glazed; they should be replaced.
3
4. Push the center of the V-belts. Note the amount of
deflection (Figure 67). If deflection is more than
3
⁄4", tension the V-belt.
⁄4"
Deflection
Figure 67. V-belt deflection.
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SERVICE
Bandsaw
Wheel
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Tensioning V-Belts
1. Follow Steps 1-2 in Checking V-Belts on Page 47.
2. Loosen the motor adjustment screws shown in
Figure 68.
Tension Nut
3. Adjust the belt tension:
Tension
Bolt
—If the belt is too loose, turn the tension nut clockwise to tighten the belts.
—If the belt is too tight, turn the tension nut counterclockwise to loosen the belts.
4. Push the center of the V-belt. If deflection is approximately 3⁄4" with moderate pressure (see Figure 67)
Page 47), then the tension is correct. If the deflection is more than 3⁄4", repeat Step 3.
Motor Adjustment Screws
Figure 68. Motor mount bolts and tension
bolt. (Lower wheel removed for clarity.)
5. When the V-belt tension is correct, tighten the
motor adjustment screws, and close the wheel covers.
Replacing V-Belts
1.Follow Steps 1-2 in Checking V-Belts on Page 47.
2. Remove the bandsaw blade (refer to Blade Changes
on Page 43).
3. Loosen the motor adjustment bolts and tension nut
shown in Figure 68, then turn the tension bolt counterclockwise.
Wheel
Cap Screw
4. Unthread the wheel cap screw shown in Figure 69,
slide the lower wheel off of the bearing shaft.
5. Slip the old V-belts off the pulleys, then install the
new V-belt set in their place.
SERVICE
Note: Replace both V-belts as a matched set.
6. Install the lower wheel back onto the bearing shaft,
tighten the wheel mount cap screw, then tension the
V-belt (see Tensioning V-Belts on this page).
7. Close the lower wheel cover.
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Figure 69. Wheel cap screw for removing
the wheel.
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Adjusting Tension Lever
The quick release tension lever is setup correctly for use
with the preinstalled 165" blade. However, if you install a
different length blade, you will need to adjust the tension
lever adjustment screw so the quick release tension lever
works correctly.
Tools Needed:
Qty
Hex Wrench 6mm................................................1
Wrench 13mm....................................................2
Tension
Adjustment
Screw
Wheel Block
Plate
Jam Nut
To adjust the tension lever, do these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Open the wheel covers, remove the bandsaw blade,
then install the new one (refer to Blade Changes,
Page 43).
Figure 70. Quick release tension lever
adjustment screw.
3. Loosen the jam nut on the tension adjustment screw
7-10 turns.
4. Put the quick release tension lever in the down
(engaged) position, then turn the blade tension
handwheel until the blade tension matches the mark
on the blade tension scale for the appropriate blade
thickness.
5. Thread the tension adjustment screw (Figure 70)
down until it contacts the wheel block plate, then
back it off 1-2 turns.
6. Tighten the jam nut.
SERVICE
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Adjusting Wheel and
Blade Brushes
The lower wheel compartment contains the brushes
shown in Figure 71. These brushes are designed to sweep
sawdust off the wheel tire and blade as the bandsaw is
operating. In order to work properly, the brushes must be
making contact with the wheel and blade.
Tools Needed:
Qty
Wrench/Socket 10mm...........................................2
Brushes
To adjust the brushes, do these steps:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Open the lower wheel cover.
3. Loosen the bolt/nut that secures each brush in
place.
4. Adjust each brush so it makes good contact with the
wheel or blade—without bendng the bristles.
SERVICE
5. Tighten the bolt/nuts to secure each brush in place.
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Figure 71. The wheel brushes.
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Replacing Brake Shoe
The brake shoe will need to be replaced when the pad
wears out, which depends upon how frequently the foot
brake is used. The following are indications that the brake
pad needs to be replaced: The bandsaw takes noticeably
longer to stop when the foot brake is pushed or the foot
brake makes metal-to-metal grinding sounds.
Brake Shoe
Contact Woodstock International Technical Support at
(360) 734-3482 to order the replacement brake shoe, Part
X1770536 (refer to Page 64).
Components and Hardware Needed:
Replacement Brake Shoe (Part X1770536)...................1
Tools Needed:
Hex Wrench 5mm................................................1
Hex Wrench 6mm................................................1
Wrench 10mm....................................................1
Wrench 17mm....................................................1
Cap Screws
Figure 72. Brake shoe location.
To replace the brake shoe:
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2.Follow Steps 1-4 in Replacing V-Belts on Page 48.
3. Remove the cap screws, lock washers, and bushings
that secure the brake shoe to the brake lever, then
remove the brake shoe (see Figure 72).
4. Install a new brake shoe onto the brake lever with
the cap screws, lock washers, and bushings removed
in Step 3.
5. Reinstall the V-belts onto the pulleys, then slide the
lower wheel back onto the bearing shaft.
6. Tension the V-belts (see Tensioning V-Belts, on Page
48).
8. Close the wheel covers.
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SERVICE
7. Reinstall the bandsaw blade, adjust blade tension
and tracking, then adjust the upper and lower blade
guides and support bearings as needed.
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Aligning Wheels
Components and Hardware Needed:
Qty
1
70 ⁄4" Long Wood 2x4...........................................1
4"
Tools Needed:
Wrench 17mm....................................................1
Tape Measure.....................................................1
Coplanarity Gauge (see Figure 73)...........................1
Straightedge......................................................1
Fine Ruler.........................................................1
21"
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.”
70¼"
28¼"
1½"
Coplanar wheels automatically track the blade by balancing it on the crown of the wheel. This is known as coplanar tracking.
Checking Coplanarity
21"
1. Make the "Coplanarity Gauge" shown in Figure 73.
Note: For best results, straighten the 2x4 with a
jointer before cutting.
Side View
2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
3. Remove the fence and open both wheel covers.
4. Adjust the blade guides away from the blade, loosen
blade tension, remove the table insert and pin, then
remove the blade.
Figure 73. Dimensions of coplanarity
gauge.
Coplanarity
Gauge
Gauge Positions
SERVICE
5. Remove the four trunnion cap screws and the table.
6. Reinstall the blade (Page 43), making sure the guide
bearings and support bearings are away from the
blade, then tighten your blade to the tension that it
will be used during operation.
7. Place your coplanarity gauge up against both wheels
in the positions shown in Figure 74.
Tracking
Knob
Adjustment
Hub
Wheels
Figure 74. Checking for coplanarity.
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—If the wheels are coplanar (Figure 75, A), the
straightedge will evenly touch the top and bottom
of both wheels.
—If the straightedge does not touch both wheels
evenly, the lower wheel needs to be adjusted
(Figure 75, C) or the upper wheel needs to be
shimmed (Figure 75, D).
B
Coplanar
Coplanarity Gauge
—If the wheels are not coplanar (Figure 75, B),
place the straightedge on the lower wheel first
(ensuring that it touches both the top and bottom
rim), then adjust the upper wheel tracking knob to
make the upper wheel coplanar and parallel with
the lower wheel.
A
Not Coplanar
Solution:
Adjust
Tracking
Knob
Gauge
Contacts Top
And Bottom of
Both Wheels
Gauge Only
Contacts Bottom
Wheel. Top Wheel
Needs to Be Tilted.
Shimming Upper Wheel
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Make sure the top wheel is adjusted parallel with
the bottom wheel.
3.With a straightedge touching both points of the
wheel that does not need to be adjusted, measure
the distance away from the wheel that is out of
adjustment (see Figure 76).
4. Remove the blade from the saw, then remove the
wheel that needs to be shimmed.
5. Determine how many shim washers you need to compensate for the distance measured in Step 3 and
place them on the wheel shaft.
6. Replace the wheel, the original washers, the securing screw, and the blade.
7. Tighten the blade, then check the wheels with the
coplanarity gauge. (Wheel coplanarity changes as the
blade is tightened, so it is best to check the wheel
alignment when the blade is tensioned as it would
be for normal operations.)
C
D
Not Parallel
Not Coplanar
Solution:
Shim Upper
Wheel Out
Gauge Contacts
Wheels Unvenly
Figure 75. Coplanar diagram.
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Difference
Between Wheels
Wheel Out of
Adjustment
Figure 76. Determining distance needed to
shim upper wheel.
SERVICE
Note: When wheels are properly coplanar, the blade
may not be centered on the crown of the wheel, but
it will be balanced.
Gauge Only
Contacts Bottom
Wheel
Solution:
Adjust
Lower
Wheel
Hub
8. When the wheels are coplanar, place a mark on each
wheel where you held the straightedge. This assures
repeated accuracy every time you adjust your
wheels.
Parallel, Not
Coplanar
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Adjusting Lower Wheel
Only do this procedure if you cannot make the wheels
coplanar with the tracking knob or by shimming the upper
wheel. Make sure the upper wheel is adjusted as close as
possible to being coplanar with the lower wheel before
beginning. Do this procedure with the blade fully tensioned.
To adjust the lower wheel, do these steps:
Top Tilt
Jam Nut
Side
Tilt
Side
Tilt
1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!
2. Loosen the jam nuts on the lower wheel adjustment
hub (see Figure 77).
3. Loosen one tilt adjustment bolt, then tighten the
opposing bolt approximately an equal amount.
4. Check the wheels with the coplanarity gauge, then
adjust the lower wheel at the hub as needed until it
is parallel and coplanar with the top wheel.
SERVICE
5. Tighten the jam nuts to lock the tilt adjustment
bolts in position.
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Bottom Tilt
Figure 77. Lower wheel adjustment hub.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Electrical Components
Figure 78. Power supply terminal box.
Figure 81. Motor wiring.
POWER
ON
OFF
Figure 79. Control panel wiring.
SERVICE
Figure 80. Wheel cover limit switch (left) and
foot brake switch (right).
Figure 82. Magnetic switch.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Wiring Diagram
L1
SHOCK HAZARD!
Disconnect power before servicing electrical
parts. Touching electrified parts will result in
severe burns, electrocution, or death.
L2
Ground
POWER
SUPPLY
JUNCTION
BLOCK
Ground
L2 Hot
(Figure 78,
Page 55)
X
G
Y
L1 Hot
MAG
SWITCH
ASSEMBLY
SDE MPE-18
LIMIT SWITCH (NC)
Ground
(Figure 82,
Page 55)
See Figure 80, Page 55
A
CONTROL PANEL
(viewed from behind)
THERMAL RELAY
T1/2
T2/4
NO13
SDE
MA-18
220V
NC15
SDE
NC16
T3/6
See Figure 79, Page 55
Ground
L3/5
SDE RA-30
18-26
AMP
1/2
3/4
22
5/6
26
96
22
18
22
24
21
NO
21
14 13
98
22
FFO
21
14 13
Start
Capacitor
400MFD
250VAC
(Figure 81,
Page 55)
SERVICE
23
12
14 13
95
220V
MOTOR
RWP
11
NO14
RESET
L2/3
CONTACTOR
L1/1
220 VAC
L6-30 PLUG
(as recommended)
Ground
Run
Capacitor
45MFD
350VAC
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NC
FOOT BRAKE
See Figure 80,
Page 55
Figure 83. Capacitors.
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Troubleshooting
This section covers the most common problems and corrections with this type of
machine. WARNING! DO NOT make any adjustments until power is disconnected and
moving parts have come to a complete stop!
Motor & Electrical
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Machine does not start or a 1. Key is turned to "0".
breaker trips.
2. Stop/reset button engaged.
3. Plug/receptacle is at fault or wired
incorrectly.
4. Motor connection wired incorrectly.
5. Thermal protection circuit breaker
amperage is set too low or motor is
at fault.
1. Turn key to "1".
2. Rotate clockwise until it pops out/replace.
3. Test for good contact or correct the wiring.
4. Correct motor wiring connections (Page 56).
5. Unplug machine, open magnetic switch cover, turn
amperage dial on Thermal Protection Circuit Breaker
to a higher amperage setting. If switch is maxed out,
replace motor.
6. Power supply is at fault/switched 6. Ensure hot lines have correct voltage on all legs and
main power supply is switched ON.
OFF.
7. Replace faulty ON/OFF switch.
7. Motor ON/OFF switch is at fault.
8. Wiring is open/has high resistance. 8. Check for broken wires or corroded/disconnected
connections, and repair/replace as necessary.
9. Test/replace if faulty.
9. Start capacitor is at fault.
10.Repair/replace.
10.Motor is at fault.
11.
Wheel cover limit switch is not 11.Close wheel covers.
closed, wheel covers are open.
12.Foot brake limit switch is at fault 12.Repair/replace limit switch, or stop pressing foot
brake.
or is pressed down (switch is not
closed).
1. Use wood with correct moisture content, without
glues, and little pitch/resins.
1. Decrease feed speed. See Basic Cutting Tips on
Page 34.
3. Replace bad V-belt, align pulleys, and re-tension
3. V-belt slipping.
(Page 47 & 48).
4. Adjust blade tracking and tension to factory specifi4. Blade is slipping on wheels.
cations. See Page 17 or 22.
5.Ensure all hot lines have correct voltage on all
5. Low power supply voltage.
legs.
6. Test for good contacts and correct wiring.
6. Plug/receptacle is at fault.
7.Motor connection is wired incor- 7. Correct motor wiring connections (Page 56).
rectly.
8.Test by rotating shaft; rotational grinding/loose
8. Motor bearings are at fault.
shaft requires bearing replacement.
9. Let motor cool, clean it off, and reduce workload.
9. Motor has overheated.
10.Repair/replace.
10.Motor is at fault.
Machine stalls or is under- 1. Wrong workpiece material.
powered.
2. Feed speed too fast for task.
SERVICE
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Machine Operations
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Reduce feed rate. See Basic Cutting Tips on Page
Machine slows when oper- 1. Feeding workpiece too fast.
34.
ating.
2. Replace/sharpen blade (Page 43).
2. Blade is dull.
3.Brake is stuck or dragging on 3. Adjust foot brake.
blade.
Ticking sound when the 1.Blade weld contacting support 1. Use file or stone to smooth and round the back of
saw is running.
bearing.
the blade.
2. Blade weld may be failing.
2. Inspect and replace blade if necessary (Page 43).
Blade contacting
insert.
table 1. Excessive side pressure when cut- 1. Reduce side pressure.
ting.
2. Table improperly adjusted.
2. Adjust table (Page 27).
Vibration when cutting.
1. Loose or damaged blade.
2. Blade is tracking incorrectly.
3. Blade tension is loose.
1. Tighten or replace blade. See Page 43 or 22.
2. Fix blade tracking (Page 17).
3. Fix blade tension (Page 22).
Burn marks on the edge of 1. Too much side pressure when feed- 1. Feed workpiece straight into the blade. See Basic
Cutting Tips on Page 34.
the cut.
ing workpiece.
2. Blade too wide for size of radius 2. Install a smaller width blade/increase blade tension.
See Page 22 or 43.
being cut.
Machine has vibration or 1. Blade weld hits guides or teeth are 1. Replace blade (Page 43).
noisy operation when runbroken.
2. Replace blade (Page 43).
ning.
2. Bent or worn out blade.
3.Inspect/replace stripped or damaged bolts/nuts,
3. Motor or component is loose.
and re-tighten with thread locking fluid.
4. Inspect/replace belts with matched set (Page 48).
4. V-belt worn or loose.
5. Motor fan is rubbing on fan cover. 5. Replace dented fan cover and loose/damaged fan.
6. Realign/replace shaft, pulley, setscrew, and key as
6. Pulley is loose.
required.
7. Machine is incorrectly mounted or 7. Adjust the feet on the bottom of the stand; relocate
machine.
sits unevenly on floor.
8.Test by rotating shaft—rotational grinding/loose
8. Motor bearings are at fault.
shaft requires bearing replacement.
9. Check/replace arbor bearings.
9. Worn arbor bearings.
10.Wheels not coplanar/aligned cor- 10.Adjust wheel alignment to coplaner (Page 52).
rectly.
11.Replace wheels.
11.Wheels out of balance.
Rough
cuts.
or
poor
quality 1. Feeding workpiece too fast.
2. Tracking and tension incorrect.
SERVICE
Sawdust
cabinet.
buildup
1. Reduce feed rate. See Basic Cutting Tips on Page
34.
2. Fix tracking and tension (see Page 17 and 22).
inside 1. Clogged dust port.
1. Clean out dust port.
2. Low CFM (airflow) from dust collec- 2. Three options:
—Check dust lines for leaks or clogs.
tion system.
—Move dust collector closer to saw.
—Install a stronger dust collector.
Blade wanders or won't fol- 1. Blade lead.
low line of cut.
1. Refer to Blade Lead on Page 36.
Brake does not slow or stop 1. Bad shoes/pad is worn out.
machine.
2. Limit switch is defective.
1. Replace brake pad (see Page 51).
2. Replace foot brake limit switch.
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
PARTS
Labels & Cosmetic Parts
Safety labels warn about machine hazards and how to prevent machine damage or injury. The
owner of this machine MUST maintain the original location and readability of all labels on this
machine. If any label is removed or becomes unreadable, REPLACE that label before allowing the
machine to enter service again. Contact Woodstock International, Inc. at (360) 734-3482 or www.
shopfoxtools.com to order new labels.
2
20
3
15
19
4
1
5 16
6
14
13
12
7
23
11
10
22
3
4
9
17
18
8
21
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
X1770001
D3376
X1770003
XLABEL-05
XLABEL-17
X1770006
X1770021
X1770008
X1770009
XPPAINT-1
X1770011
XLABEL-04
MACHINE ID LABEL
SHOP FOX LOGO PLATE
DISCONNECT POWER LABEL HL
CLOSE DOOR LABEL
BLADE CUT DIRECTION LABEL
BANDSAW BLADE CUT LABEL HL
BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLY SCALE
W1770 MODEL # LABEL
DECORATIVE BLACK STRIPE
SHOP FOX WHITE PAINT
TABLE MEASUREMENT SCALE
ELECTRICITY LABEL
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
XLABEL-08H
XLABEL-06
X1770015
X1770016
XLABEL-04S
X1770018
X1770019
X1770020
X1770021
X1770022
X1770023
READ MANUAL LABEL HL
GLASSES RESPIRATOR LABEL HL
WHEEL HINGE/STOP BOLT LABEL
PATENT LABEL
ELECTRICITY LABEL (SMALL)
TABLE TILT HANDWHEEL LABEL
BLADE ASSEMBLY DIRECTION LABEL
TENSION ADJUSTMENT LABEL
MOTOR LABEL
TABLE LOCK LEVER LABEL
TABLE ANGLE SCALE
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PARTS
REF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Blade Guides-Cover Breakdown
160
167
175 176 177 161
166 165
164
160
162
163
161
159
180
173 174
164
163
162
173 174 175 176 177 161
161 179
147
157
158
555
148
149
150
156
155
154
153
152
151
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
XPSB04M
XPLW03M
XPW03M
X1770150
XPW03M
XPSB04M
X1770153
XPW03M
XPSB04M
X1770156
X1770157
XPFS11M
X1770159
X1770160
XPB04M
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 10
LOCK WASHER 6MM
FLAT WASHER 6MM
SUPPORT PLATE
FLAT WASHER 6MM
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 10
BLADE GUARD
FLAT WASHER 6MM
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 10
SLIDING PLATE
PLASTIC WASHER 6MM
FLANGE SCREW M6-1 X 10
ADJUST BAR
BLADE GUIDE SUPPORT
HEX BOLT M6-1 X 10
162
163
164
165
166
167
173
174
175
176
177
179
180
555
X1770162
XP6201ZZ
XPR03M
XPSB01M
XPW03M
X1770167
XPSB29M
X1770174
XP6202ZZ
XPR05M
X1770177
X1770179
XPSB01M
XPLN03M
UPPER SPACING SLEEVE
BALL BEARING 6201ZZ
EXT RETAINING RING 12MM
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
FLAT WASHER 6MM
ADJUSTING SHAFT
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 40
HANDLE BUSHING
BALL BEARING 6202ZZ
EXT RETAINING RING 15MM
ECCENTRIC SHAFT
SUPPORT BRACKET
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
LOCK NUT M6-1
PARTS
REF
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Guide Post-Table Tilt Breakdown
296
297
298
295
299
300
301
302
294
293
285
320
303
387
287
288
290
291
327
326
324
329
318
304 317
286
325
241
319
292
289
322 323
321
330
316
306
307
308
309
331 332
333
346
315
314
334
335
336
345
339 338 337
313
344
310
311
312
343
342 341
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
241
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
XPW03M
XPN06M
XPFS07M
X1770287
XPLW04M
XPSB11M
XPFH19M
X1770291
X1770292
X1770293
X1770294
X1770295
X1770296
XPN05M
X1770298
XPW01M
XPSBS04M
X1770301
X1770302
XPSB06M
X1770304
X1770306
X1770307
XPSB01M
XPN04M
XPS38M
X1770311
XPB83M
X1770313
XPSB14M
XPLW04M
FLAT WASHER 6MM
HEX NUT M5-.8
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 10
COVER
LOCK WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 16
FLAT HD SCR M4-.7 X 10
EXTENSION RACK
COVER
FIXED BOLT
PINION GEAR
FIXED PLATE
WORM SHAFT
HEX NUT M16-1.5
GUIDE BRACKET
FLAT WASHER 8MM
BUTTON HD CAP SCR M8-1.25 X 35
BUSHING
SWITCH BUSHING
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25
HANDWHEEL
UPPER GUIDE BAR
RACK
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
HEX NUT M4-.7
PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 10
UPPER GUIDE SUPPORT BLOCK
HEX BOLT M6-1 X 16
GUIDE BRACKET
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
LOCK WASHER 8MM
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
341
342
343
344
345
346
387
X1770316
XPW01M
XPSBS22M
XPSB04M
XPLN04M
XPW01M
X1770322
XPB30M
XPLW03M
X1770325
XPN05M
X1770327
XPSB06M
X1770330
X1770331
XPSS07M
XPN06M
XPLW04M
XPSB11M
XPFS07M
X1770337
X1770338
X1770339
XPFH19M
X1770342
X1770343
XPFS05M
XPN04M
X1770346
XPSS07M
SUPPORT PLATE
FLAT WASHER 8MM
BUTTON HD CAP SCR M8-1.25 X 20
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 10
LOCK NUT M8-1.25
FLAT WASHER 8MM
SLIDING PLATE
HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 55
LOCK WASHER 6MM
WORM SHAFT
HEX NUT M16-1.5
HANDWHEEL
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25
BUSHING
SWITCH BUSHING
SET SCREW M5-.8 X 5
HEX NUT M5-.8
LOCK WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 16
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 10
COVER
COVER
SPECIAL BOLT
FLAT HD SCR M4-.7 X 10
RACK
SQUARE TUBE
FLANGE SCREW M4-.7 X 10
HEX NUT M4-.7
PINION GEAR
SET SCREW M5-.8 X 5
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PARTS
REF
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Table-Trunnion Breakdown
455
447
457
456
458
484
483
459
460
482
484-10
481
461
484-7
484-12
462
480 479
484-11
478
463
484-5
484-3
477
464
484-8
484-2
476
465
466
475
474
467
468
473
484-13
484-9
484-4
484-6
484-10
472
469
471
PARTS
470
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
447
455
456
457
458
459
460
461
462
463
464
465
466
467
468
469
470
471
472
473
474
475
X1770447
X1770455
X1770456
X1770457
XPFS01M
XPW01M
XPLW04M
XPB09M
XPSB72M
XPLW06M
XPW04M
X1770465
X1770466
XPFS11M
X1770468
X1770469
XPSB14M
XPLW04M
X1770472
X1770473
XPSB84M
XPLW06M
NYLON PIECE
FENCE
KNOB SCREW M10-1.5 X 25
POINTER
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 8
FLAT WASHER 8MM
LOCK WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
CAP SCREW M10-1.5 X 30
LOCK WASHER 10MM
FLAT WASHER 10MM
TRUNNION HOUSING
BLADE GUARD
FLANGE SCREW M6-1 X 10
PRESS SHAFT
MICRO ADJUSTING RING
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
LOCK WASHER 8MM
HANDLE SHAFT
HANDLE KNOB M12-1.75 (FEMALE)
CAP SCREW M10-1.5 X 35
LOCK WASHER 10MM
476
477
478
479
480
481
482
483
484
484-2
484-3
484-4
484-5
484-6
484-7
484-8
484-9
484-10
484-11
484-12
484-13
XPW04M
X1770477
X1770478
XPS38M
X1770480
X1770481
X1770482
X1770483
X1770484
X1770484-2
X1770484-3
X1770484-4
X1770484-5
X1770484-6
X1770484-7
X1770484-8
XPFH9M
XPS06
XPS56M
XPN04M
XPW01M
FLAT WASHER 10MM
TRUNNION BLOCK
PRESS BLOCK
PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 10
POINTER
GUARD RAIL
TABLE
TABLE INSERT
MITER GAUGE ASSEMBLY
GUIDE BAR
LOCATE BRACKET
LOCATE SHAFT
POINTER
STEP SHOULDER
HANDLE
MITER GAUGE BODY
FLAT HD SCR M6-1 X 6
PHLP HD SCR 10-24 X 3/8
PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 16
HEX NUT M4-.7
FLAT WASHER 8MM
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552
PARTS
-63-
557
558
559
607
626
636
633
604
652
606
531
530
637
638
639
640
594
598A
599595
600
596
601
597
602
603 705
590
591
592
589
501
502
503
504
505
506
507
508
509
793
795
794
796
535
537
536
538 539
540
541
542
510
511
512
514 516
513
517 521
522
518
515
523
519
596
520
523-1 523-3
523-6
524
523-2 523-4
525
526
527
532
528
642
545
648
529
643
544
649
651
644
543
790
645
533
788
789
646
534
587
586
584
585
583
653
654
593
588
728
608 605
609
622 610
623
611
624 632
634
625
631
634
630
629
628
627
636
613
580
581
582
577
578
579
612
614
615
618 616
619
617
621 620
561 560
562
563
556
564
565
566
650
567
568
571 570 569
572
573
557 574
575
576
740
585-1
553
554
582-4
582-1 582-3
582-2
523-7
791
792
551
550
549
548
547
546
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Body Breakdown
W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
PARTS
Body Parts List
REF PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF PART #
DESCRIPTION
501
502
503
504
505
506
507
508
509
510
511
512
513
514
515
516
517
518
519
520
521
522
523
523-1
523-2
523-3
523-4
523-6
523-7
524
525
526
527
528
529
530
531
532
533
534
535
536
537
538
539
540
541
542
543
544
545
HANDLE KNOB M16-1.5
HANDLE SHAFT
NUT M16-1.5
ECCENTRIC SHAFT
BUTTON HD CAP SCR M10-1.5 X 20
LOCK WASHER 10MM
KNOB SCREW M10-1.5 X 25
LOCK HANDLE M10-1.5
KNOB SCREW M10-1.5 X 25
BLADE TRACKING WINDOW
RIVET 3.2 X 10
LATCHING KNOB 6MM
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 20
HEX BOLT M10-1.5 X 50
HEX NUT M10-1.5
HEIGHT POINTER
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 10
TAP SCREW M4 X 8
STRAIN RELIEF M20
PLATE
TAP SCREW M4 X 8
CORD CLAMP 1/2”
MOTOR 5HP 220V 1-PH
FAN COVER
FAN
CAPACITOR COVER
S CAPACITOR 400M 250V 1-3/4 X 3-1/2
R CAPACITOR 45M 350V 1-3/4 X 3-3/4
WIRING BOX
BUTTON HD CAP SCR M8-1.25 X 20
COVER
HEX BOLT M10-1.5 X 30
HEX NUT M10-1.5
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 20
LATCHING KNOB 6MM
FLAT WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 25
BUSHING
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 25
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25
LOCK WASHER 6MM
BRAKE SHOE
BUSHING
BRAKE LEVER
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
LOCK WASHER 6MM
BRAKE STEP PLATE
EXTENSION SPRING
HEX NUT M6-1
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16
546
547
548
549
550
551
552
553
554
556
557
558
559
560
561
562
563
564
565
566
567
568
569
570
571
572
573
574
575
576
577
578
579
580
581
582
582-1
582-2
582-3
582-4
583
584
585
585-1
586
587
588
589
590
591
592
TAP SCREW M4 X 8
CORD CLAMP 5/8”
STEP CORD 16AWG X 3C
HEX BOLT M4-.7 X 30
LIMIT SWITCH KL7141
HEX NUT M4-.7
UPPER WHEEL COVER
HEX NUT M4-.7
FLAT WASHER 4MM
PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 10
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 10
LOWER WHEEL COVER
SAW BLADE 4190 X 25.4 X 0.9MM
UPPER WHEEL SLIDING BRACKET
SPRING
PIN 3 X 12
MOVING PLATE
TAP SCREW M4 X 10
FIX PLATE
TENSION POINTER
TAP SCREW M4 X 16
TENSION SCALE
CONNECTING CORD
SWITCH CORD 16AWG X 3C
SWITCH PLATE
TAP SCREW M4 X 10
KEY SWITCH DIA. 22
STOP SWITCH DIA. 22
START SWITCH DIA. 22
CONNECTING CORD
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 50
TERMINAL BOX
TERMINAL BAR
POWER CORD 12AWG X 3C
STRAIN RELIEF M20
MAGNETIC SWITCH MPE-18 22A
MAGNETIC SWITCH BACK COVER
CONTACTOR SDE MA-18 220V
OL RELAY SDE RA-30 18-26A
MAG SWITCH FRONT COVER
HEX NUT M4-.7
FLAT WASHER 4MM
DOOR LATCH SWITCH ADZ-S11
DOOR LATCH PLATE
FLANGE SCREW M4-.7 X 35
MACHINE BODY
FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 10
SWITCH CORD 16AWG X 3C
HOUSING PLATE
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 25
CAM
X1770501
X1770502
X1770503
X1770504
XPSBS25M
XPLW06M
X1770507
X1770508
X1770509
X1770510
X1770511
X1770512
XPSB02M
XPB73M
XPN02M
X1770516
XPFS07M
XPHTEK4M
X1770519
X1770520
XPHTEK4M
X1770522
X1770523
X1770523-1
X1770523-2
X1770523-3
X1770523-4
X1770523-6
X1770523-7
XPSBS22M
X1770525
XPB01M
XPN02M
XPSB02M
X1770529
XPW01M
XPSB31M
X1770532
XPSB31M
XPSB06M
XPLW03M
X1770536
X1770537
X1770538
XPSB01M
XPSB01M
XPLW03M
X1770542
X1770543
XPN01M
XPSB01M
-64-
XPHTEK4M
X1770547
X1770548
XPB41M
X1770550
XPN04M
X1770552
XPN04M
XPW05M
XPS38M
XPSB04M
X1770558
X1770559
X1770560
X1770561
X1770562
X1770563
XPHTEK15M
X1770565
X1770566
XPHTEK6M
X1770568
X1770569
X1770570
X1770571
XPHTEK15M
X1770573
X1770574
X1770575
X1770576
XPFS09M
X1770578
X1770579
X1770580
X1770581
X1770582
X1770582-1
X1770582-2
X1770582-3
X1770582-4
XPN04M
XPW05M
X1770585
X1770585-1
XPFS10M
X1770587
XPFS07M
X1770589
X1770590
XPSB31M
X1770592
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Body Parts List Continued
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
593
594
595
596
597
598A
599
600
601
602
603
604
605
606
607
608
609
610
611
612
613
614
615
616
617
618
619
620
621
622
623
624
625
626
627
628
X1770593
XPLN03M
XPN02M
XPW04M
X1770597
XPSB60M
XPN03M
X1770600
XPFH39M
X1770602
X1770603
X1770604
XPSS07M
XP51201
XPSS07M
X1770608
X1770609
X1770610
XPSB06M
X1770612
XPW01M
XPSB14M
X1770615
XPSS75M
X1770617
X1770618
X1770619
XPR26M
X1770621
X1770622
XPW01M
XPLW04M
XPSB14M
XPSB14M
XPLW04M
XPW01M
MOTOR CORD 12AWG X 3C
LOCK NUT M6-1
HEX NUT M10-1.5
FLAT WASHER 10MM
ADJUST BOLT
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 55
HEX NUT M8-1.25
LOCATE PLATE
FLAT HD SCR M5-.8 X 16
COMPRESSION SPRING
BUSHING
PRESS BLOCK
SET SCREW M5-.8 X 5
THRUST BEARING 51201
SET SCREW M5-.8 X 5
TENSION LINE
SHAFT
HANDWHEEL
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25
SQUARE SHAFT
FLAT WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
UPPER WHEEL HINGE ASSY
SET SCREW M10-1.5 X 16
GUIDE BLOCK
UPPER WHEEL SHAFT
BALL BEARING 6205LLU
INT RETAINING RING 52MM
BUSHING
UPPER WHEEL DIA. 21”
FLAT WASHER 8MM
LOCK WASHER 8MM
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
LOCK WASHER 8MM
FLAT WASHER 8MM
629
630
631
632
633
634
636
637
638
639
640
642
643
644
645
646
648
649
650
651
652
653
654
705
728
740
788
789
790
791
792
793
794
795
796
X1770629
X1770630
X1770631
XPR26M
X1770633
XPSS04M
X1770636
XPSB14M
X1770638
X1770639
XPSBS22M
X1770642
X1770643
XPLN03M
XPW03M
XPSB02M
XPW01M
XPLW04M
XPW05M
XPLN03M
XPN03M
X1770653
XPHTEK15M
XPW01M
XPS52M
X1770740
XPFS11M
XPW03M
X1770790
X1770791
X1770792
XPAW05M
XPAW06M
XPWR1013
XPWR1719
BALL BEARING 6205LLU
LOWER WHEEL DIA. 21”
BUSHING
INT RETAINING RING 52MM
PULLEY
SET SCREW M6-1 X 12
TIRE
CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20
PULLEY
LOWER SHAFT
BUTTON HD CAP SCR M8-1.25 X 20
V-BELT A-30 4L300
BRUSH
LOCK NUT M6-1
FLAT WASHER 6MM
CAP SCREW M6-1 X 20
FLAT WASHER 8MM
LOCK WASHER 8MM
FLAT WASHER 4MM
LOCK NUT M6-1
HEX NUT M8-1.25
CORD CLAMP 5/16"
TAP SCREW M4 X 10
FLAT WASHER 8MM
PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 20
CORD CONNECTOR 224-201
FLANGE SCREW M6-1 X 10
FLAT WASHER 6MM
SUPPORT
CORD PROTECTOR 12.7 X 1100
CORD BUSHING
HEX WRENCH 5MM
HEX WRENCH 6MM
WRENCH 10/13
WRENCH 17/19
PARTS
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Resaw Fence Breakdown
801
802
810
811
803
804
PART #
DESCRIPTION
REF
PART #
DESCRIPTION
801
802
803
X1770801
X1770802
XPW01M
RESAW FENCE (AL) 590MM
MOVING PLATE
FLAT WASHER 8MM
804
810
811
X1770804
X1770810
XPHTEK3M
ADJUSTMENT HANDLE M8 X 44
END COVER 148 X 22 X 1
TAP SCREW M3.5 X 8
PARTS
REF
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W1770 21" Bandsaw w/Foot Brake
Warranty Registration
Name____________________________________________________________________________________
Street___________________________________________________________________________________
City__________________________ State____________________________Zip_________________________
Phone #_______________________ Email___________________________Invoice #____________________
Model #_________Serial #______________Dealer Name__________________Purchase Date___________
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develop better products and services. Of course, all information is strictly confidential.
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1. How did you learn about us?
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______ Website
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_____ Other:
2. How long have you been a woodworker/metalworker?
______ 2-8 Years
_____ 8-20 Years ______ 0-2 Years
______ 20+ Years
3. How many of your machines or tools are Shop Fox?
______ 0-2
______ 3-5
_____ 6-9
______ 10+
4. Do you think your machine represents a good value?
______ Yes
_____ No
5. Would you recommend Shop Fox products to a friend?
______ Yes
_____ No
6. What is your age group?
______ 20-29
______ 50-59
______ 30-39
______ 60-69
7. What is your annual household income?
______ $30,000-$39,000
______ $20,000-$29,000
______ $60,000-$69,000
______ $50,000-$59,000
_____ 40-49
_____ 70+
_____ $40,000-$49,000
_____ $70,000+
8. Which of the following magazines do you subscribe to?
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Cabinet Maker
Family Handyman
Hand Loader
Handy
Home Shop Machinist
Journal of Light Cont.
Live Steam
Model Airplane News
Modeltec
Old House Journal
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Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Popular Woodworking
Practical Homeowner
Precision Shooter
Projects in Metal
RC Modeler
Rifle
Shop Notes
Shotgun News
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____
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Today’s Homeowner
Wood
Wooden Boat
Woodshop News
Woodsmith
Woodwork
Woodworker West
Woodworker’s Journal
Other:
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY
Woodstock International, Inc. warrants all Shop Fox machinery to be free of defects from workmanship
and materials for a period of two 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 reimbursement of third party expenses incurred.
Woodstock International, Inc. will repair, replace, or arrange for a dealer refund at its expense and
at its option, the Shop Fox machine or machine part, which in proper and intended use has proven to
be defective, provided that the original owner returns the product prepaid to an authorized warranty
or repair facility as designated by our Bellingham, Washington office with proof of their purchase of
the product within two 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, acts or electrical codes. We do not reimburse for third party repairs. In no
event shall Woodstock International, Inc.’s liability under this limited 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.
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