|Forum topic by Tig1242||posted 03-16-2012 04:27 PM||1092 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-16-2012 04:27 PM
I have an older delta bandsaw 14” model 28-243
It has been working great but a while back I had a blade break and it hasn’t been the same since.
The issues I have noticed were it wouldn’t release tension.
I found the wheel wouldn’t go down when the tracking was aligned. I removed the upper wheel to check this out and found that the hinge was getting caught on the case. It seems like the hinge only has 1/4th or so of movement before it fouls the case.
I put the wheel back on and things were working I just had to loosen the tracking all the way to switch blades. With the last blade switch I did (1/2” blade), when trying to get the teeth of the blade to the center of the wheel the wheel was almost touching the case and the blade still wasn’t aligned right.
I am thinking I need to add some washers in this somewhere but I am not too sure between the wheel and the hinge, or between the case and the upper frame.
I am lost and haven’t owned a bandsaw before. Is it normal for the tracking hinge to have very little movement before hitting the case?
Do you have to totally loosen the tracking hinge before being able to remove tension enough to change blades?
Any help is appreciated.