|Forum topic by Dave66||posted 03-16-2015 03:31 PM||703 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-16-2015 03:31 PM
I am new to bandsaws. This one is the first I’ve ever had.
It’s a Grizzly G0513X2BF, 17-inch saw. I’ve been using it for light work for about a year. It’s had two blades on it: a 1/8-inch, 14-tpi regular tooth and a 3/16-inch, 10 tpi regular tooth. Light duty use no really thick pieces or hard woods. The 1/8 inch blade broke after several months. Installing the 3/16 – blade was a challenge to get it to track. But, it finally did.
Then I wanted to switch to a 3/16-inch, 4 tpi skip tooth. I can not get it to track to save my life. I replaced the tires and the blade still won’t track. it seems to track when turning the wheel by hand, but as soon as the motor spins up, the blade jumps off the wheel.
I know I should check for coplanarity, but I’ve never done that before, and I’d like to be back in operation quickly so my grand daughter and I can finish a project before she has to go home. Also, isn’t it a little early for a 1-year old saw to need coplanar adjustment?
Is there anyone in the Albuquerque area that could help?