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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 02-25-2016 10:22 PM 630 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2016 10:22 PM

I bought it like this, and noticed the blade constanly rubs the guard, and actually broke the guard. How can I adjust this out? Should I just add washers, or is there a better way?

Rubs all the way up, worse at top.

I guess I can add images right now.

But its the blade guard on the left side, up feeding side.


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#1 posted 02-26-2016 03:48 AM

So i got looking, and i think when someone put the riser block on, they didnt align the top correctly. So i will try to figure that out tomorrow

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 04:14 AM

Do you have any pictures? It would be strange if the top wasn’t lined up, because the riser blocks have pins to make sure they go in correctly.

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 02:17 PM

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 02:25 PM

Blade looks like it is sagging in photo number two. Check the tension.

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#5 posted 02-26-2016 02:31 PM

I wouldn’t say thats destroyed at all! It just looks like the blade took a few bites out of the alluminum over time. That blade gaurd appears to be home-made, so that might be the cause for error. All the gaurds i’ve seen on Delta saws are open at the front to allow for changing the blade. There are a few reasons i can think of that would cause the problem you’re having:

- In the pictures, it doesnt look like the blade is tensioned. Did you try tensioning the blade? That should pull the blade taught and straighten it out.
- Did you try and adjust the tracking? If the top wheel is tilted to far forward, it could cause the blade to hit the gaurd.

Try getting it adjusted correctly before you do anything else. I hope this helped!

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#6 posted 02-26-2016 06:52 PM

Thanks to all your comments, and this here video! It is set up just right, not rubbing anything!

https://youtu.be/wGbZqWac0jU

Thanks for the help!

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 07:00 PM

I did find a set screw missing and the guide bearing is bad. Other than that, runs great!

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#8 posted 02-27-2016 11:33 AM

What length bandsaw blade is needed for the 14” delta with riser block?

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#9 posted 02-27-2016 01:27 PM

How tall is the riser? Double that and add it t the standard blade size.

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#10 posted 02-27-2016 02:39 PM

Im not sure what standard is either. I guess I can research that. Thanks.

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#11 posted 02-27-2016 06:34 PM

I’ll bet 105” blade, that’s what runs on my 14” with riser

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#12 posted 02-28-2016 02:26 AM

A Delta with a 6 inch riser should take a 105” blade.

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