Bandsaw wheel rubs on upper housing

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Forum topic by ayryq posted 04-15-2013 10:04 PM 1309 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2013 10:04 PM

When the blade tracking is adjusted “back” enough the top of the upper wheel rubs on the fixed sheet metal housing. If it’s just rubbing a little bit, closing the upper door fixes it (not sure why).

Has anyone run into this? Any idea how to fix?

It’s a Ridgid bandsaw.


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#1 posted 04-15-2013 10:31 PM

Has it always rubbed or is this a new issue?
Is your blade possibly a bit too long?

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 10:57 PM

Always has. With thinner blades I just let them track toward the near side of the upper wheel. I was putting on a wider (1/2”) blade today and had to move the tracking back, so it started rubbing again.

It may be unrelated (old blade?) but I see a slight forward-and-backward oscillation in the blade as I turn the wheels. What jigsaw makers would call “oribital.”

Busted the blade guard/guide mount in the process, and thought while I was working on getting that fixed I’d see if anyone had any ideas about this rubbing.

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 08:34 PM

I think it is just a proper blade tracking and adjustment.

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