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Forum topic by japie posted 07-15-2014 06:12 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2014 06:12 PM

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I bought a used 10” Craftsman 119.21400 that’s missing the lower tire. I did try to cut some wood on it before I noticed the tire was missing, and the blade came off after cutting through just 2” of 3/4” oak. I’ll be ordering a new tire from Sears, but I’m wondering what happened to it in the first place and how to set things up right.

If I adjust the angle of the upper wheel with the knob on the back so the blade tracks nicely in the center of the wheel, it still runs toward the front of the lower wheel. Actually, I think that what’s going on is it actually wants to run even further to the front, but it gets stuck in the notch in the rim that’s supposed to hold the tire in place. Clearly if it won’t track the same way on both wheels, the problem isn’t the angle of the upper wheel (which is what the “tracking” knob adjusts) but the wheels not being coplanar, right?

There are some screws near the shaft of the lower wheel that look like they should allow me to adjust it, though the manual doesn’t mention them. Should I try to get the lower wheel to come forward a bit?

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 07:01 PM

Both of your wheels might not be sitting concentrically. I.E one is in front of the other .It sounds like it to me from what you say.Please check out how to reset your wheels to sit one over the other if they are currently eccentric then holding a straight edge from the top of the top wheel to the bottom of the bottom wheel will show you if they are currently in line, or by how much they are out of line.I would then check internet which will tell you how to adjust them I have a book on this .It is not a frightening scenario ,and it happens to many of us, and repairable with a bit of effort. Take care.Alistair

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 12:03 AM

You ain’t gonna set anything up properly until you get a tire on that wheel.


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#3 posted 07-16-2014 12:15 AM

MrUnix: thanks for the advice, I was wondering whether or not it was worth doing any more tweaking before getting the tire. I guess I’ll just order the correct one from Sears so I don’t have to worry if it doesn’t work about figuring out whether it’s the tire or the adjustment.

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 12:34 AM

Get the tire before you do any thing else, any tuning you do now is a complete waste of time and may even damage the saw.

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 12:40 AM


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