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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 10:05 PM

I’m pretty sure that an older hand than myself will have the answer, but just to give you a pat <pat>, I thought I’d give it a go. I would replace the belt with a link belt. The bowing in the cut seems likely to be a tension issue. Can you crank it up anymore? What sort of resaw blade are you using? I’ve heard the Timber Wolf line is better than some others at tracking without going nuts on the blade tension issue.

There may also be some things you can do to balance the wheels. If I recall from reading Lonnie Bird’s book you can do some things to check and correct balance. Another thought, are the tires original issue?

Okay where’s Dick Cain, Karson and the old hands with the real answer.

Again, my most sincere <pat>. Most of my machines and I maintain a love-hate relationship.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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