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My 16" Delta band saw blade is drifting how can I fix it?

My blade is drifting, I have replaced my blade guides with Cool Blocks by olson, they fit vary well and are not touching the blade. I used a piece of paper for by measurement between the blocks and the blade. Any thoughts.

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  • rheasler Jan 13, 2009

    Sorry, My blade is not drifting on the upper wheel. It is not cutting straight. As I am cutting it is drifting to the inside of my table. The blade is in the middle of the upper wheel, and I have new tires!



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The blade guides are not intended to prevent your blade from drifting they are there to ensure proper blade path while cutting forces are being applied. There is a tracking adjustment for the upper wheel. Unplug the saw. Start with light blade tension. Turn the upper wheel by hand while adjusting the tracking knob. When the tracking is close set proper blade tension and check tracking again. You can make fine adjustments to tracking with the machine running.

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