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    Bandsaw blues

    I didn't use my bandsaw at all last year, because, as you know, my health wasn't up to much. So, today I decided to put a bandsaw blade back in it. I can't get the blade to stay on the wheels. I've been turning the adjuster for tracking, and can't seem to figure out what I'm doing.

    So, if I turn the tracking adjustment so that the top of the wheel moves toward the front (i.e. toward me when I am operaating the saw, which way should the blade move on the wheel. Answer me that, and I'll try again tomorrow.

    I've just spent two and a half huors trying to get this right, and I am totally ticked. I suggested to my wife that I should get a new bandsaw, but that ain't happening.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Roger the blade moves in the direction that the wheel tilts, The top of wheel moves forward, the blade will track toward you
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Adusting a bs can be frustrating. I use a steel straight edge and hold against the wheels (not running) to see if they are in alignment. Then I turn on an watch what happens. If the blade wanders turn the adjuster to the opposite side it is going. Easier said than done but works.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Thanks guys! it is a bit counter intuitive, but I will get back at it if the rain holds off.
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

    "The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their veracity" -Abraham Lincoln

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    May need new trucks on wheels. Worked for me
    . Then easy adjustment.

    David

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