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How to align blade on wheels
Posted by Anonymous on
Read these blogs http://bandsawblog.com/band-saw-wheel-alignment/
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unplug the saw and take the covers off the wheels. See if any of them show excessive end play or deflections when gently racking them from side to side. You may need to shim the wheels. Ideally, you want them all to track in the same plane, and you can check this with a straightedge.
There should be a tracking thumbscrew locked with a wing nut or some such on the back of the upper wheel. Put the blade on so it rides in the center of the tire, (move the guides out of the way if need be until you get the blade to track correctly), and turn the wheel by hand to see how the blade rides. That way you can make adjustments before it pops all the way off. By moving the bolt on the back of that upper wheel in or out you adjust the pitch of that wheel and change the way the blade tracks...
After you get the blade tracking smoothly under tension, you can move the guides back into position to support your blade during cuts.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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
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
SOURCE: clark 6x4 bandsaw
there should be an adjustment knob on the back that changes the angle of the top wheel and this will center the blade so it stays on. I do this by jogging the saw on and off while I adjust it. hope this helps you
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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