I have a King 14″ KC-1433FX bandsaw which has treated me well for 5 years. Lately turning the tensioning bolt has gotten difficult. I try to remember to release the tension after each session – which isn’t often enough.
I have gotten some evil crude in the threads and the bolt threads are toast. The nut seems no worse for wear.
I am going to replace and am thinking that a new rod with Acme threads would be better suited to this application.
Any thoughts on this?