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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 05-16-2012 05:06 PM 1423 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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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?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...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"


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#1 posted 05-16-2012 09:26 PM

i resoleved my bandsaw problems by shelving every POS timberwolf blade i had (which was all 4 of the new blades i got when i got the saw). switched to lennox blades from iturra and it was like i got a new, much better, band saw. that flutter stuff is just a lot of hoaky and t-wolf welds are inaccurate. hope this helps.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 10:32 PM

I can always find room for skepticism! Thanks for the insight, Toolie.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...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"

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