Shaz, you are simply correct with that statement!! It's the collective knowledge of these forums that is their strength.
Russ, thanks again for your note...on both forums!!
OK, so I think I've found the problem for sure. I took the rack and pinion set up out of the machine to facilitate trying different washers for spacer depgh behind the set up. I can see where the rack is sliding against the back wall and scratching it when it is in a bind. I played with it for a while, and finally came up with a compromise. It moves fairly smooth, and has a minimal amount of slop in the mechanism. The lock knob secures it well for when you are cutting, so I think it will be ok. But.....(here I go thinking again ) what would happen if I used a teflon tape strip against the wall of the bandsaw that the rack rides against? It should slip on it very well, but also let it have some "contact" with the wall to take the slop out. Any ideas? am I going overboarrd again as usual??
Thanks for the responses. I'm still concerned about the blade position. The bottom wheel rides almost 1/4" off the wheel for the 3/4" blade. That seems excessive. Haven't tried the 1/4" blade to see how it will ride. Upper wheel adjusts easily and I can place the blade where ever I choose. Bottom wheel shows no way to adjust. At least not easily. Thanks again! Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 11-14-2006 at 12:21 AM.
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