|Forum topic by AndySensei||posted 353 days ago||1277 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
353 days ago
I’m new to the forum, but have learned a lot from lurking around. I have a “simple” question about bandsaw tuning. I recently purchased my first bandsaw. It’s a KERV DF-14. It seemed to be the best value/quality available to me here in Japan. It looks great and feels real solid but it is the first bandsaw I’ve owned. The side guide bearings are roller ball bearings and the thrust bearing is also a ball bearing (flat side facing blade) On to my question:
I leave a VERY small gap between the blade and the side guide bearings after tensioning the blade, but the bearings spin when I run the saw. The noise isn’t bad, but I’m not sure if I should have them spinning with no cut being made. I’m also experimenting with Thrust bearing gap settings. Should it be turning at all with no cut being made?
It doesn’t bother me to try and dial it in for a few more days, I’m having fun learning about this machine.
Any advice would be appreciated. I’m glad I decided to join the community to share projects, learn, and grow as a woodworker. I look forward to hearing from anyone who has had some experience with this type of blade guide.