|Forum topic by sretepuk||posted 04-05-2011 02:18 PM||1123 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-05-2011 02:18 PM
I seem to have a problem where my ¼” blade comes off the bottom drive wheel, never happens with blades larger than a ¼”.
I have an Axminster 8” (AWHBS350N) a very versatile band saw, most of the time it cuts very well. BUT..
I know narrow blades, due to the manufacturing process, naturally track to the front of the bottom drive wheel. But why when I just get the cut and tension just right it decides to jump off?
This used to happen to my Dewalt 739 bandsaw as well so I don’t think its the bandsaw itself.
The only thing I can attribute it to is the tension, but if I use less tension the ¼” blade will not cut true? Anything more than 2” stock cuts with a slight angle and ruins the project I’m trying to make!
Most of the woods I cut are local hardwood’s like Ash, Oak, Cedar etc..
-- Dennis, East Midlands, UK