|Forum topic by pistolpcd||posted 07-21-2015 02:44 PM||1150 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
07-21-2015 02:44 PM
Greetings fellow lumberjocks! lots of great info here. I searched an read a lot of it when trying to research my current issue of my Grizzly G1019 bandsaw tracking issues….I purchased the bandsaw from and estate sale last year for $50!! Great deal…cleaned it up and added some upgrades (urethane tires, new guide blocks and a Kreg precision fence, Carter AccuRight ratchet rod and 3/4” Laguna Resaw King blade)....
However, I can not get the bandsaw to track correctly….it worked fine when I first bought it but only hade a 1/4” blade on it….
So I went thru the steps of checking coplanarity…had to add a 0.075” spacer (washer) to the upper wheel.
Then adjusted tension to the 1/2” mark on the tension guide (no way I could ever get it to the 3/4” mark) with all the guides moved out of the way..
I was able get it to track correctly on the top wheel without drifting but it is nearly half off on the bottom wheel!!
Then I started fussing with the cant on the upper wheel while moving the blade in reverse…got it to track beautifully on both wheels for several hundred turns and can do this all day long!!! However when I move it forward it immediately starts to track off the wheels in less than two turns?? Again it reverse you can go all day without movement??
any ideas oh knowledgeable ones???
Thanks in advance for your time and trouble