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Band Saw Blade won't stay on

Recently obtained a Craftsman 10" Band Saw Model 113.244513. The blade was not on it. Found a manual online and thought I did everything according to the directions but every time I turn it on the blade runs off the wheels.

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  • joc_48 Jan 18, 2009

    The directions said to align the back of the saw blade to within 3/32ths of the rotating guide, and I thought I had this about right. Should I try again to get this closer to the blade. Not sure what you mean by bottom wheel tilt adjustment? Thanks, Jim Carlan

  • joc_48 Jan 19, 2009

    Thank everyone who offered a solution to this problem. Finally solved it. Although the directions in the operators manual does not say this, the solution was that the upper wheel must be loosened by means of a screwdriver, then the tension adjusted, then the wheel must be tightened again. First time I did this blade stayed on and tracked perfectly. Saw now cuts like new. Thanks, again all who responded. Jim Carlan

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Band saw guide which alignes with the back edge of the blade. Ajust so that the blade just oor almost touched freewheeling. Bottom wheel tilt ajustment/ 

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A lot of the larger band saws, and I don't know about your particular model, has an ajustment on the bottom wheel that tilts the wheel in order to track the blade. It is right at the axle and tilts it from there.  If the back guide is a roller bearing I woud think you would want to roll all of the time.  If a solid bearing block natually a small space where it  will not hit is enough.   

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