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The blade keeps running off the wheels. I have replaced the tires and guides. Is there any kind of adjustment to true the wheels

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No there isn't, what you need to check for is loose axles (the stud with retaining ring), and also check the front housing for misalignment. If it has gotten hit it will cause the blade to run off. What you can do is take the wheel cover off and loosen the axle and put a shim under the backside to tilt the axle forward and retighten, this will usually cure the problem. Also look at the wheel bearings for wear. Let me know if you need more assistance and if I have helped you with yuor problem would you please vote accordingly, Thanks

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I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Before tuning it up, loosen the guides and wheels away and square the table to the tensioned blade. Then follow these steps in order:
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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.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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