|Review by ic3ss||posted 06-06-2011 11:05 PM||8240 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
I picked this up from Craigslist the other day for $200, not bad I thought. It’s got a 1 1/2hp motor so it should be a bit more powerful than the 3/4hp Ridgid that I was looking at. The best thing about this deal was the original owner put on a Kraig KMS7200 fence and added two resaw guides, an HTC2000 mobile base, and four blades. A smokin’ deal I thought.
I have a question for all you experienced bandsaw guys: I adjusted the blade guides and then noticed the blade on the bottom wheel was not centered, but the top was. I made sure the tension is right for the 1/4” blade that’s on it and rotating the wheels in the right direction to cut, the top is centered and the bottom is off to the left. If I turn the wheels backwards, the top drifts to the right and the bottom corrects a little. I tried to adjust it using the top tracking knob, but it only seemed to change tracking on the top wheel.
I was looking for a way to adjust the bottom wheel straight out on the shaft but I don’t see a way to do it gracefully. There’s a retaining nut that keeps the bearing on, so I might be able to pull the wheel off and shim it, but it seems there should be a better way to deal with it.
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