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Forum topic by Rushman posted 02-23-2010 04:24 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rushman

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02-23-2010 04:24 PM

I just spent many hours trying to correct a excessive drift to the left and it turned out to be a bad blade. During this setup I see that my bottom wheel need to be moved out about 3/16” for the blade to run in the center of the tire. Does anyone know if this can be done. I filled out a feedback form on Jet’s website but have not gotten anything back.


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Walnut_Weasel

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 05:58 PM

Wow 3/16” seems excessive. I have the same saw and mine was out by less than a 1/32” so I did not both trying to adjust it. I did check my owners manual but I did not see anything about re-aligning the wheels. However, I do remember seeing articles about this on the net. If I recall correctly they remove the wheel and put washer/spacers behind the wheel to move it out. However, if it is out that far, I would go the route of contacting the manufacture first. Jet may not be the most expensive saw on the market, but it is not the cheapest either… Good luck!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Rushman

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 02:08 PM

I found the problem…In spite of the left hand threads the bolt was loose and the wheel moved off the shaft some. Thanks for the help.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 03:49 PM

Good to hear and thanks for the follow-up.

By the way. I am not sure if you use Timberwolf blades (best blade I have used so far) or not but I had recently found out that you can order their blades directly from the manufacture much cheaper than you can purchase them at the store. 1/4” blade is about $17 directly from Suffolk but costs $27 from Woodcraft.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 04:16 PM

Thanks Walnut…The blade I am using is a Woodslicer. I’ll check out your suggestion. I have used Timberwolf in the past.

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