|Forum topic by Abbott0222||posted 01-12-2016 08:18 PM||424 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-12-2016 08:18 PM
I have been a member for a while and this is my first post.
I recently purchased the Porter Cable 14in band saw and wanted to see if anyone else has noticed a potential design flaw. My saw is less than a month old and I have over heated and froze the lower thrust bearing twice on my current project. After reading several setup guides a common thought on alignment of the upper and lower thrust bearings became apparent. The blade should track down side of the outer race. The blade tracks correctly for the upper thrust bearing, just on the edge of the outer race. How ever the lower thrust bearing it tracks half way between the inner and outer race.
This is the lower guide:
This is the upper guide: