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When the band saw is turned on the blade come off as it turns

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Could be several problems, The blade could be worn, tires worn, axles loose and the front pulley support could be bent. I would try and watch to see what wheel it starts coming off of and then concentrate on that to find the problem. Let me know if you need more assistance.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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