|Forum topic by beamrider||posted 09-12-2011 12:09 AM||2210 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-12-2011 12:09 AM
I go to install a new blade on this Delta 14” bandsaw earlier today, and i notice the top wheel is scraping the housing. Well, that doesnt make any sense to me, it has not been struck in any way as to bend the housing inwards, and sure enough, when I look at the back of the housing, there are no marks or dimples on it of course. So, I figure perhaps something has gotten caught between the wheel and tire somehow, so I pull the wheel, and here’s what I find…..
Hopefully you can see it, it’s not a great picture, but there’s a dent in the wheel, as if it had been hit by a lead pipe or some such instrument! Now, I DID manage to break a 1/4 inch blade a few days ago, which is what prompted the blade change in the first place, and said breakage was accompanied by a loud BANG, as usual. The question I have is, could the blade breaking have actually bent the wheel?!? If not, what the heck WOULD have bent it? And lastly, is it possible to re-true this wheel, or am I better off getting a new wheel?
wanders off to scratch head