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Blade keeps coming off appears the bottom wheel has worn on the axle can I get replacements ?
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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
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
SOURCE: blade popping off front wheel
Is the axle tight? Has the tool been dropped to warp the frame? But a quick fix if everything else is OK is to loosen up the axle and put a THIN metal shim on the backside of the axle and then tightening it back down.
Posted on Jul 29, 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
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