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07-08-2012 11:56 PM

hello, I am new to this forum and am needing help setting up my band saw. I have the shopfox w1706 and everything looks fine except for the upper guide bearings. the blade is running down the center of each wheel and the wheels are lined up pretty close. I cant get the bearings to go back far enough to clear the teeth of the blade. I was thinking about shimming the top wheel out a bit but I dont know if this is safe. any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 12:16 AM

welcome to LJ’s toonman78!

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 12:21 AM

On the right side of the web page, there’s a “Search Lumber Jocks.com” place.

Put your request in there and hit the magnify glass, and presto, you’ll have a ton
of information.

HTH toonman 78

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 12:56 AM

Don’t know your saw but you should not have to start shimming wheels to get the guides set properly, especially if the 2 wheels are coplaner. Is everything on the saw stock or has someone put new guides on it ? Also, make sure you tension and track the blade with the guides backed off, then set the guides.

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#4 posted 07-09-2012 01:09 AM

Check to see if the guide post is perpendicular to the table.

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#5 posted 07-09-2012 02:11 AM

I really appreciate the suggestions. as far as I know everything is stock, and guide post is perpendicular to the table and the bearing bracket is at its farthest point back. I am thinking it may be the blade. I tried an old blade and seemed to lined up properly but it was bent all to hell. I’m going to get a new one and try it and see what happens. I did adjust the top wheel to track the blade forward a bit and that seems to work for now.

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 04:27 AM

How wide is the blade?

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 04:57 AM

3/8”

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#8 posted 07-09-2012 09:45 AM

I may have the manual for that saw. If I have it I will upload it for you, but it will be Sat or Sun before I’ll have a chance to do it.

On second thought, I think you can down load it directly from Shop Fox at no charge.

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#9 posted 07-09-2012 11:50 PM

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#10 posted 07-10-2012 12:01 AM

It may be that the side bearing won’t go back any further. You might have to adjust the back bearing or center bearing forward. Can you post of close up picture of that guide arrangement?
Jim

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#11 posted 07-10-2012 12:15 AM

Hi tooman, I just looked at the guide set up on Amazon and it looks to be the exact set up that is on my Grizzly G0555.That back bearing moves forward and back by unlocking the thumb screw sliding the round shaft where you want it. The side bearings are positioned by unlocking the thumbscrew and turning the knurled nut to move the whole assembly forward or back. Maybe that is all you need to do.
There should be plenty of adjustment. Do you have the blade running in the center of the wheel or is it on the back side?

..............Jim

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#12 posted 07-10-2012 12:47 AM

hi jim, I did notice that the grizzly and the shopfox are almost the same. the blade is running down the center of both wheels and the pic shows the current alignment of the blade guide. as you can see the bearing bracket is at its farthest point back and the blade is not far enough forward.

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#13 posted 07-10-2012 01:01 AM

i did adjust the top wheel so that the blade moved forward a bit and now the blade clears the bearings, but the blade is not centered on the wheels. is it okay to run it without the blade centered?

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#14 posted 07-10-2012 01:09 AM

The blade might be off-center a bit because of the crown. Mine runs closest to me facing it. They do “find” their happy spot. That pic of the bearing looks like the spacer above it might be too wide..??? Good luck. Someone on here, or out there in cyber-space will have an answer for you, and hopefully, the right one. Welcome to LJ’s by the way. You should find all the help ya need here.

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#15 posted 07-10-2012 01:10 AM

wow

I run Delta so from my perspective this appears to be FUBR. That black piece in the middle a shipping bushing perhaps?

My Delta runs that bearing BEHIND the blade as a stop. And any blade guide I have ever seen has never been metal.

Check your set-up instructions again.

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