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I have a ****** 16 bandsaw that the blade doesn't track properly

Sometimes the blade stays on for a period of time then when I go back to use it it spins off

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Make sure you properly installed and tensioned the blade . You may want to read this blog : http://bandsawblog.com/band-saw-tracking-procedures/ . Hope that will help you.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: When making a straight cut with my bandsaw, the blade will

Before tuning it up, loosen the guides and wheels away and square the table to the tensioned blade. Then follow these steps in order:

  1. First, adjust the upper wheel so the blade is tracking at the center or just to the front of center of the wheel tire. (You can see this with the cover removed, and adjust it with the nut/wing nut in the back).
  2. Now, make sure the blade guides are adjusted so they don't deflect the blade to either side (when looked at from the front), so they contact the blade just behind the gullet of the teeth, but not against the hooked teeth themselves, and are just tight enough to allow the blade to run freely (including the weld). (If your guides are worn and out of flat, you may wish to dress them on a sander before adjusting them against the blade.) Adjust the guides both above and below the table. At this point, ensure that the guide bar moves up and down easily and locks into position without torqueing the guides against the blade.
  3. Finally, adjust the bearings behind the blade, so they just kiss it, and turn freely when you revolve the bandsaw wheel. They will support the back of the blade when pressure is applied against it during a cut, and help immensely to keep the blade tracking straight.
At this point, check the cut by trying to follow a straght line penciled on a board. Some blades will naturally tend to veer slightly on a diagonal, depending on how they are sharpened, and you may have to adjust your fence to compensate for this "drift".
But if you follow the steps outlined above, and have a good sharp blade to begin with, you should be able to split a line.
If you follow these tips and they prove helpful, please let us know your problem is solved. Otherwise, give us a little more detail and someone will be happy to follow up.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: fitting new blade to a Naerok bandsaw BS-12

I'm not familiar with that brand, but please have a look at this post and see if it doesn't provide enough information to help you sort it out....click here
Also see:
http://www.fixya.com/troubleshoot/browse/band_saws

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: upper wheel on a model 28-682 bandsaw. How do you adjust it.

With saw unpluged!!!!! open top wheel gaurd.Spin wheel by hand while moving the adjuster knob on back of the machine. As you turn both at the same time the blade will trac either the front or back of the wheel. Move the knob (while spinning the wheel) until the blade is tracking in the middle of the tire. (rubber strip around the wheel)

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: bandsaw blade keeps coming off the wheels. What

ALL BAND SAWS HAVE AN ADJUSTMENT FOR THE BLADE TRAVEL WHEN I WOULD REPLACE MINE I WOULD ROTATE THE TOP WHEEL BY HAND TO CHECK THE ALIGNMENTAND WATCH WEHICH WAY THE BLADE STARTS TO TRAVEL THERE SHOULD BE AN ADJUSTMENT ON THE TOP WHEEL THAT TILTS THE WHEEL IN OR OUT JUST A TINY TURN WILL MAKE A BIG CHANGE

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman 12" Bandsaw Blade Tracking Problems

Sounds like you have a saw with defective castings. Either cast out-of-true or deflect under pressure.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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