Lower wheel on bandsaw is not tracking correctly

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 06-22-2010 05:19 PM 1049 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2010 05:19 PM

I have taken a level and determined that my upper and lower wheels on the bandsaw are coplanar. When the band is tracking in the center on the top wheel it is just a bit forward on the lower wheel. Is this an issue?


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#1 posted 06-22-2010 05:28 PM

My understand after just going through the adjusting process of the lower wheel on my Rikon bandsaw is that if the lower wheel is out of alignment, it causes the blade to move forward and back (as you face the cutting edge, the blade would move toward you and away). I adjusted mine and it helped a lot. I think with more time spend tuning it, I could eliminate it all together. I had to go to Rikon’s website for directions on this, it was not in the manual

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