|Forum topic by Lee Barker||posted 05-16-2012 05:06 PM||1457 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-16-2012 05:06 PM
[First, if you’re reading this it’s likely you have a 14” or bigger bandsaw. Try the George B. System next time you change a blade: Take the table off! Take out the plug, the blade insert, unscrew the two knobs and lift it off. It makes adjusting everything so easy and much more accurate than the old fashioned way]
So I put on the 1/4×4 band and did the flutter adjustment per the instructions. I am cutting a 2” thick sandwich of mostly alder, 1/4 cherry. Slow rate of feed, not tight corners, cutting beautifully. After a few inches of cutting, the blade started fluttering on the left side, in the u-channel. I gave the tension another half turn and it went away, mostly.
Have you had any experience like this? Is there something else I need to look at? Did I miss something obvious?
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"