|Forum topic by Blair Helgason||posted 02-07-2010 04:16 AM||1916 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-07-2010 04:16 AM
If you saw my last forum post you’ll know that I just bought my first bandsaw, a 14” Delta. It’s in great shape and I’m really happy with it. Although I’ve had a fair bit of experience working on a bandsaw, I’ve never actually owned one and been responsible for it’s maintenance. So I put together a few questions for all of you bandsaw experts out there (please excuse the vocabulary):
• How can you adjust the alignment of the upper and lower wheels? (In my case the upper wheel seems to be tilted back slightly and is not co-planar to the lower wheel)
• How close should the guide blocks and back wheel be to the blade, generally?
• Is there a “Rule of Thumb” for how much tension should be on the blade?
• This would be specific to the Delta – There seems to be a fair bit of flex to the top surface of the base cabinet and where it is bolted, is this something to worry about? It does cause a fair bit of vibration on start-up.
Thank you all very much in advance for the help. I realize that I could probably search around on my own and find all of these answers but I figure this would be much better, and yes… easier. Thanks