Band saw blade keeps jumping off.

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Forum topic by PaPaScrappy posted 08-01-2011 02:13 AM 2892 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2011 02:13 AM

I bought a used Craftsman band saw, and the blade jumps off while I am using it. I am new to band saws, and have no idea what I am doing wrong, can someone help me with this problem?

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 02:24 AM

Does it come the front of the wheels (towards you) or the back of the wheels?

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 02:29 AM

Check the tire they get old and fly away from the casting then when you stop the saw they look normal and can be top or bottom Larry

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 02:54 AM

Make sure your top wheel is adjusted to run straight. I take it you have tension on the blade as well.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 04:34 AM

I had to adjust the upper whee on one of my saws recently. I started tilting toward the operator on the top. I has an adjustment screw that made it really easy. I have no idea why it started to do this after 30 years. the bearings seemed to be okay. It has performed well since I adjusted it. Look at the wheels

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 03:34 AM

Or maybe them smurfs
Did you notice any blue residue!

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 04:38 AM

I think it was the guys on the night shift. They tie my drop cords and air hoses in knots too

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