|Forum topic by crsowa||posted 486 days ago||575 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
486 days ago
So, I recently acquired an old AMT (Taiwanese Delta knock off) 14” bandsaw on the cheap and I just bought a new blade for it yesterday. Got it on and can’t seem to get the bottom wheel to track properly. The top tracks fine down the center, but the on the bottom, the blade tracks all the way to the front of the tire to where it slips off within a oupe of seconds of tuning it on.I believe I have the tension adjusted properly, and I backed off on all of the guides. It came with a 3/8” or 1/2” 14TPI blade, i bought a 1/4” 6TPI blade for cutting some curves in the oak feet or my workbench project. The case on the saw says 92.5” max blade, I put on a 93.5” blade as it is more readily available and I have read on the SMC forums of others doing the same. On a possibly related note, if I turn the wheels backward, the blade seems to track fine on the bottom wheel…
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as it is the weekend (my woodshop time) and this debacle has thwarted my plans to finish my new workbench… I will try to answer any other questions or provide more details if needed, thanks,
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