Recently a friend gave me a bandsaw that was part of a barn he had emptied.
(he buys lots and auction them). its an old 12” crafstman. it had rotten tires, seized bearings and worn out blade guides.
i installed a wood slicer timber wolf blade.
i had to take off the wheels and clean the axles then balance the lower wheel and realign everything shimming the lower wheel to line it up with upper wheel.
after all that was done i adjusted the tracking and squared the table
to the blade.
almost no vibrations, most of the vibrations are probably the belt and the poor
i will probably make a heavy wood stand for it.
i have to install a kreg fence tomorrow to try resawing.
my first test cut showed that it cuts like butter with almost no blade wobble.