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Forum topic by jackass posted 02-18-2010 10:39 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2010 10:39 PM

I bought a used bandsaw a few months back. I had used a friend’s bandsaw for resawing over the years, and wasn’t pleased with the results. The other night I decided to tackle it and familiarize myself with the workings of it because my experience to date was unpleasant to say the least. As most of you know to combat tracking off center, the blade has to be in the middle. How do you achieve this? I discovered that if the blade is too far forward on the wheel it tracks to my left. If it is too far back it tracks to the right. I played with scraps, and made small adjustments until I had it going straight. Satisfied with the results, wtih the tracking true and the blade in position to track straight, I put a quick spray of white paint on the rubber tire and over the blade to indicate “true north” so the next time will be much quicker. This exercise took me about an hour. Time well spent, oiled bearings adjustment screws and generally cleaned the mechanics. Excellent learning project. Hope this helps some of the new users.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 04:24 AM

Thanks Jack.

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