Take another look at the lower thrust bearing assembly on the bandsaw and I think you will find the holes are slightly elongated for a small amount of lateral movement. I depend on this adjustment to center the blade when I install double thrust bearings. I found on a couple of older saws I had to use a rat tail file to elongate the hole a bit further to center the blade.
ldh, thank you.
I did and you are absolutely right. The thrust bearing assembly makes provision for about a 1/4" (or more) of lateral movement. Apparently, I have never moved it but then that is really a feeble explanation. Once I took the bolt loose and looked closely, it is really apparent.
In the photos, the captured nut, right behind and to the left of the bearing, covers the elongated slot.
weelildaddy, this warrants a closer look.