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Re: While I agree with Dick,

Keith Newton
Yes, higher tension is better for less deflection. Think of it as if it were just a wire like a guitar string. Low tension would bend backward with the slightest pressure. When the blade bends backward in the middle, this tightens the back, while loosening the front of the blade. This will then cause it to wander from side to side.

As for doing damage to your saw by over-tightening , it isn't just the main casting supporting the top wheel, it's more likely the little parts that make the adjustments for supporting it inside could fail. Check them out next time you have the cover open.

If I were you, I would just tighten it as if it was 1/2" and see what you get.

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