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Forum topic by Steven H posted 07-24-2010 03:43 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2010 03:43 AM

Has anyone have problem tensioning a Olson Bandsaw Blade 93-1/2” L, 3/16” W, 10 TPI, Regular Tooth?
Grizzly G0555P bandsaw is kicking the blade off the track when tensioning. Even tilting it doesn’t work.

Both of the wheels are coplanar

http://www.amazon.com/Olson-Bandsaw-Blade-Regular-Tooth/dp/B000H6D3V0


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#1 posted 07-24-2010 03:56 AM

check to see if the blade is flat at the weld ,
if it has a bump there ,
that could be your problem .

and check the upper wheel and tracking ,
by spinning it backwards by hand ,
with the blade on it ,
you should see what is happening in slow motion ,
the blade should be in the middle of the wheel ,
loosen and get the guides out of the way as you do this ,
then bring them in when it is centered .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 04:53 AM

I checked the blade, the weld is flat.

I took the blade off and took a close view by holding this blade in this view. (reference picture)
The blade is not straight. From the my holding part looking down bottom blade it looks warped.

Can this be causing my problem?

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#3 posted 07-24-2010 05:00 AM

i would say so ,
it will cause the blade to wobble front to back ,
making it hard to have the back guides in a good place ,
lay the blade on a flat surface open ,
any irregularities will show ,
most blade company’s will replace a defective blade free .
check olson for this .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 07:19 AM

I got a feeling that the wheel aren’t coplane
ill try again tomorrow
But
Thanks for the help David
I’ve also sent an email to the Olson

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#5 posted 07-25-2010 12:57 PM

I thought this was interesting the otherday when I was tuning up my new Grizzly BS. After making sure that the blade was riding in the center of the tires. Tighten the blade between 4 and 6. Move all of the rollers away from the blade. turn on the saw. Loosen the blade until you hear or see it flurtting, then tighten it up a 1/4 turn at a time until the flurting stops then turn it 1 more 1/4 turn. I did that with the stock blade, it seemed to work great.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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