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Any help for tracking on a Rikon 14" Deluxe???

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Forum topic by Durnik150 posted 05-10-2010 03:59 AM 983 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Durnik150

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05-10-2010 03:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip bandsaw

Picked up the Rikon 14” Deluxe and have so far been pretty impressed. One thing keeps popping up and I was wondering if anyone out there could help me.

The tracking on the machine seems to be waaaaay off. I adjusted the bearing guides for the stock 5/8” blade and gave the wheels a spin by hand first. The blade immediately went to the far right of the wheel and would not come back no matter what adjustment I made. It actually jumped off the wheel while being turned manually (glad it didn’t happen under full power). Well, I was planning on taking that blade off anyway so I removed it and put on a 3/16” blade.

No matter what I try, I can’t get the blade to the center of the wheel. I can get it to ride to the right one third of the wheel but can’t get it back to the center.

Any suggestions from the other RIkon owners out there? Thanks for taking a look and I appreciate any help.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 04:45 AM

as mentioned -if you are unable to track the blade using the upper wheel bolt you may have to align the lower wheel.

one thing to note though, some upper wheel tuning requires you to release the tension on the blade in order to make the changes.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 08:36 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. I think I may have an issue with the lower wheel alignment and the link in Pat’s post was extremely helpful.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 09:16 PM

Bammo, one adjustment of the lower wheel and the machine is riding the center of the tire just like it should have from the beginning. Thanks again guys!!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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