|Forum topic by RPhillips||posted 183 days ago||580 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
183 days ago
I recently purchased a Craftsman 14” band saw (Rikon Clone) and I noticed after installing my new Wood Slicer 3t x 3/8” Re-Sawing blade that it wants to move a lot on the wheels and you could see the movement between the thrust bearing too, but not as much since the thrust bearings guide it. The movement is from front to back, and it did seem to get a little better after fully tensioning the blade and allowing it to run for a few mins.
Is this normal? I believe I got the machine set up fairly well and my other blade (OEM) doesn’t do this.
Defective blade or is it just set up? It cuts great, but I’m no expert on band saws, so I thought I’d come here for some support.
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