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Forum topic by namrufmot posted 02-12-2016 12:48 AM 326 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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namrufmot

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02-12-2016 12:48 AM

Just got my hands on a vintage 14 inch delta bandsaw. I cleaned everything out and I’m adjusting it so it runs as close to perfect as I can. I went to insert new cool blocks and I realized that the blade is running pretty close to the guides. I do not see a way to adjust this horizontally. Is this how it should look or is there a way to adjust it?


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#1 posted 02-12-2016 12:51 AM

Don’t waste your money on cool blocks… nothing better than the original HSS ones you have. As long as the blade is not hitting the bracket, you are fine.

Here is the obligatory band saw tune up video:

Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 12:58 AM

I have an 80s bandsaw. Though it was tuned until I watched that video^. It is now.

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 01:13 AM

What burns my rectum here and other forums and CL, you got a 400$ phone to use as a camera, buy a 100$ phone and a 200$ camera, instead, then you can post a pic in its right way, and you cant/they cant post a pic in the vertical position!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My rant of the day!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 01:37 AM

Here ya go. We all have our snakes.

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#5 posted 02-12-2016 01:39 AM

Thanks jack…

and thanks for that video that dude is fun to listen to! I’ll check again tomorrow to make sure the blade does not touch the bracket

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#6 posted 02-12-2016 03:49 AM

My bandsaw became my best friend in the shop after the Snodgrass video. Rather than adjusting your fence adjust tracking for a no drift cut. Removing the table was one of the best tips for tuning the saw. I seem to get more mileage out of my blades as an added bonus to Alexs’ set up.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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