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Forum topic by Steve posted 10-07-2014 09:19 PM 804 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2014 09:19 PM

I have an older 3 wheel craftsman 10 in. Bandsaw. I am new to band saws in general and I keep breaking blades? And suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong? Could it be the saw? I watch a fee bandsaw set up videos on youtube, and thought I had it right?? I am just cutting pine.

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 09:45 PM

What blades are you using? There are great differences in quality out there, 10+ years with my BS I’ve never broken a blade, but I mostly resaw and don’t stress them in tight curves, Search Craftsman 3 wheel BS in here you’ll find quite a bit of info, I think they’re kinda notorious for breaking blades because fo the stress from small wheels.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 08:38 PM

Fact about 3 wheel band saw: it constantly breaks blade.

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 10:15 PM

That is a major shortcoming of the cheap three wheeled saws. The wheels are too small, that causes the blade to over heat and break. It is a design flaw, I’d sell it.

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