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#1 posted 05-05-2012 02:02 PM

Hunnypot,

Link belts http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=link+belt can help significantly to reduce the shakes. This one is made in the US and is the best priced on the market (imagine that). The other thing you can do, is to go to an auto parts store (Advance, etc.) and get some stick-on wheel balancing weights. Balance both wheels and problem disappears. As to the lower wheel sticking out, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! If it works ok, it’s ok. Believe it or not, most bandsaws are not designed to be co-planar (buzz word alert). It’s when we start messing with a perfectly good tool that we get into trouble. For some really helpful info on bandsawing, go here http://www.finewoodworking.com/FWNPDF/011173066.pdf If they require membership to view, take the free two week offer. You’d be surprised how many plans and articles you can download in two weeks of determined effort.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.


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