Avoid startup while the bandsaw blade is released
It is advised to release the blade tension while a bandsaw is not used.
There is however an important risk to forget that the blade is released and a startup of the machine with the blade released can lead to damages to the wheel tires, or to the blade, and as a consequence can lead to compromise the user security.
Here is the solution I adopted for this issue :
Released blade :
Blade under tension :
It is a simple sign, afixed to a magnet, that I move whenever I release or set tension to the blade.
The sign recalls that the blade is released, and covers the switch of the machine, so that I cannot miss it.
Here is the pdf of the sign I have designed, it is available in the download section :
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