|Forum topic by MarineGator||posted 02-10-2012 12:14 AM||834 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-10-2012 12:14 AM
I’ve looked around various places for answers to the problem that I’m having. I recently bought a Jet JWBS-14CS 14” bandsaw in great condition on Craigslist. Put new urethane tires on it, checked wheels for balance and alignment (twist, tilt, and vertical), checked wheel bearings, aligned pulley wheels on lower wheel and motor, tensioned blade, set thrust bearings to 1/64”, guide blocks 1/64” behind blade gullet and set to hold a dollar bill on either side of blade.
However, I still have way too much play when the blade is cutting. It drifts very far left and when I make curved cuts it tears up the guide blocks on the right side, top and bottom. I have been using a 1/8” blade to make a couple small bandsaw boxes, but because of the blade movement, the kerf is so wide you can always see where the glueup took place and it is next to impossible to cut a straight line, even with a fence clamped down according to the drift angle.
The only thing that I can think that is causing the problem is the fact that I am currently using the $10 Bosch blades from Lowe’s until I can get some new ones.
Any thoughts or answers would be very helpful as I am becoming incredibly frustrated.
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