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8 inch delta band saw that cant keep the band in place in use

Hi there I have a 8 inch delta band saw that i got used as a gift last year when it works it works great.
the problem I have is, I adjusted band (saw) tension and cant get the blade (saw) to stay on the pulleys now... I have tried adjsuting tension, angle of pulleys etc. I can get it to stay on for about one cut but then the blade jumps off. I have tried my best to put the settings back totheer they were when I got it.
also when I got the saw before I adjusted the pulley angle slightly to center the band on the wheels the band seemed to stay on fine nothing really has changed since then in terms of damage to parts or wear. On the main idler puller is a rubber ring that covers the metal wheel to provide traction for the band this has soem wear but not excessive some cracks in the rubber etc any suggestions ??

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The rubber bands on the metal wheels are called tires, and if they are cracked, they may very well be crowned and causing the problem with the band coming off.

To test, remove the back guide (as opposed to the side guides) on the top and bottom guide sets (above and below the table.). Put a blade on, and see if it will stay on. If it doesn't, replace the tires. If it does, reinstall the back guides and make sure they do not touch the back of the blade when the saw is running. There should by about 1/32" between the guide and the blade.

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