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Burgess BBK20 I can not keep a bandsawblade on my machine .It will run and track with a sanding belt but not with a b/saw blade

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  • John Walpole Dec 28, 2008

    I am using a new blade

    What do you mean by "crown the pullies"

  • John Walpole Jan 02, 2009

    Tracking is not a problem with the abrasive belt,but I cannot keep a blade on the machine long enough to check under power.I can however keep a blade on the saw by turning by hand in an anti clockwise direction,but by hand clockwise it comes off?


  • John Walpole Jan 03, 2009

    I have taken thesaw guides off

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    You are using a new blade? Have you tried to crown the pullies more?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    You are using new blades? Have you tried to crown the pulley wheels more?



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Instead of the face of the pullies being perfectly straight,a slight crown , meaning high in the center, will help the blade track to the center better. Most of the big band saws have crowned faces on the pully faces where the blade acually touches. The other option is to look for wear on the ajustment system or shaft(s) bearings.I am persuming no vibration while running. 

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • Thomas F. Schneider Jan 02, 2009

    Have you checked the saw guides to make sure that they are in alignment with the blade are not pushing the blade off?

  • Thomas F. Schneider Jan 03, 2009

        Put the guides back on and by hand make sure that the back edge of the blade is just toughing the back guide support bearing enough to make the bearing rotate completely ,if it is a roller bearing.

        Lightly touch or a few thousands gap if it had a solid bearing. You can ajust the gap with a piece of paper if you have not  feeler gages.  



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