|Forum topic by Cornductor||posted 01-23-2012 02:34 AM||2407 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-23-2012 02:34 AM
My woodslicer blade on my craftsman 12” bandsaw is just not cutting as precise as it once was.
Backup to about a week ago It was cutting beautifully. I then got some eucalyptus logs from a craigslist post and brought them home. The logs were fresh cut and I proceeded to mill a few of them into slabs. This caused the blade to clog up with thick wet saw dust. Once done I dissembled the band saw and cleaned every square inch ie bearings, table, guides, wheels,etc. I cleaned the woodslicer blade and with simple green, hosed it off and then sprayed it with w-40.
Today I installed the blade and did the proper set-up as I have used numerous timers before. Now I can’t for the life of me get a nice clean straight cut. I tried slicing some hickory and the blade wants to pull toward my fence. Retighten the blade and checked set up and it still does the same thing. I switched to some 5/4 maple and its doing the same on that also. I then used a 3/4 inch thick piece of pine and the blade worked perfectly.
What gives? is it the dense wood? The set up? or just a blade that’s getting dull and now is beginning to wander? Also not sure if it really matters but the blade has about 2hrs of use on it. Any Help would be great.
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