|Forum topic by MickeyGee||posted 06-29-2010 08:24 PM||2949 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-29-2010 08:24 PM
Recently picked up a new bandsaw – Delta 28-540. More than a few years old, but in decent shape.
It’s my first bandsaw, so I’m learning as I go.
My trouble is this – I’ve just bought two blades to try out, (it didn’t come with any), and each time I install the blade and tension it down, the rubber on the top roller tracks off of the wheel.
If you’re not familiar with the saw, it’s a three wheel (or tire) design that tracks the blade in a triangle. Bottom front wheel is attached to the drive belt, bottom rear wheel is the tensioning and the top wheel…well it’s not doing it’s only job!
So I’ve checked to make sure that the wheel isn’t running sloppy or twisting etc. it’s alignment is good.
The blade tracks well – it’s always centered, even after the rubber flies off.
So I’m thinking that the rubber might be too loose. I can look around for another rubber, but I thought I’d check with you guys first. Also, would running without a rubber on this tire kill the set on my blades??
Any ideas or suggestions would be really appreciated! Thanks a bunch!
-- -- Mike