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Forum topic by alfonse posted 12-28-2011 10:47 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2011 10:47 PM

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i bought a used crafstman 12 in band saw i replaced tires drive belt and drive pully still have a little vibbration in it it looks like upper drive wheel wobbles a little is this normal vibration , or are they supposed to run smooth. the bearings all fell ok but you can only test them without presure on them .so my have a bad one under load ? saw modle 113.24350

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 01:49 AM

I have an older 12” craftsman. Added a linkbelt, and new carter tires. It runs smooth enough for what it is. If the pullies wobble then look at getting some Machined ones. They cost a lottle more than the cheap drop cast but will knock down the vibration. A good blade makes a differance.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 01:55 AM

You could put a reference edge next to the wheel and rotate it, that would show if you have runout. I have a 14 inch BS and have never got it vibration free, and it does vary by blade width. If it wobbles/vibrates without a blade then that’s probably bad.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 10:10 PM

thanks for all your help i finally got all my parts , all new bearings new tires new shaft and belt and belt pully . i cant beleive anyone would abuse a tool that bad . runs a lot smother now . iam in wood caveing heaven now .when i put the new tires on they went on so tight i didnt glue them ,hope that allright they are rubber.thanks again .

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 12:34 AM

Good luck. Hope that you’re not beating a dead mule. New b’rings, tires, sheaves (pullys) will give ya a head start. Did ya get a link belt? Get a good blade!!! Don’t EVEN think that any blade over 1/2” will work. I use 1/4” blades for most of my sawing. What’s the HP of the motor? Anything less than 1/2 HP will give ya limited capability.


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