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Forum topic by jacquesr posted 01-26-2015 01:22 AM 756 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2015 01:22 AM

Got my new bandsaw yesterday – was already assembled by the dealer.
Spent time watching all the setup videos on the Laguna website.
Very pleased they did that – all manufacturer should do this.

Some questions:
I set all the guides properly (I think). When I turn the wheels with my hands, should I hear friction?? Or should I set all guides so there is no friction
1) I have a small amount of vibration – failed the nickel test – I did check everything, can’t find why… Any idea what the cause could be?
2) Weird: one white piece of ceramic from the upper guide moves by itself forward and almost fell all by itself…
3) The throat plate is very very tight when I put it back… normal?

Thanks guys!!

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 01:28 AM

Do a google search for Alex Snodgrass for proper setup of a bandsaw. No guides should be touching when not cutting.. when cutting, the rear thrust bearing should touch. If your guide is moving by itself, it’s not secured and should be. Throat plate should fit snug.


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#2 posted 01-26-2015 01:31 AM

Yep – fully aware of it! Tx

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 01:32 AM

+ 1 on the Alex Snodgrass setup video!!!

Here is the youtube link:

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 01:34 AM

Hello, what size bandsaw did you purchase? The white ceramic piece would be the back-up guide for the blade, after adjusting it to the right place, I believe there is a small set screw to secure it so it will not move. The throat plate tension can be adjusted by removing the plate and loosening the small nut on the bottom which on mine holds the spring tensioned wing. I believe you’ll find for removal and replacement of the plate you need very nimble fingers. Hope this helped, Laguna makes a fine band saw, Clarkie.

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