|Forum topic by rlrobinhood||posted 02-21-2012 03:32 AM||1601 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-21-2012 03:32 AM
I picked up a cheap chinese/harbor freight style bandsaw real cheap (blue upright floor model, but brand names on it). I tried using it today (I’m very novice and no experience with a bandsaw) and it seemed the blade would wonder a lot. I set up the metal guide blocks based on information I found on the internet and slid the guide mechanism down low to the wood. But it still wanders a lot, hard to follow a slight curve, expecially when transitioning from right to left curve. any suggestions?
Also, the tires are shot. How do I determine what size of bandsaw I have (ie 12”, 14”, etc)? What do you reccomend, rubber or urethane?
When I order tires, I figure I’ll get cool blocks too. Anything else you suggest I get or do to tune this up better?
Thanks a million.