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Band Saw wheel alignment

Post #41994 by jonesuh » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:22 pm

the wheel on my band saw are not in alignment & i have looked in the book to find how to adjust them and can't find the procedure ---where can i get the info---the saw works ok but the top wheel is a little back from the bottom
thanks

Bandsaw wheel alignment

Post #42001 by doggoneclock » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:26 pm

I have noticed the same misalignment on my shopsmith bandsaw. It appears to be that way by design considering the tracking bearings adjacent the tensioning mechanism. If you aren't having probelms keeping blades on ignore it.

Post #42004 by mbcabinetmaker » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:34 pm

jonesuh

Does the blade track in the center of the tires. If so I would say that you don't have a problem. I will check my two saws when I get back to the shop. I have never really noticed what you have described but then I wasn't looking for it either.


Glad you and doggoneclock joined the forum.

Mark

Post #42006 by beeg » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:41 pm

[color="Blue"]See post #9 and #12 here.
http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/showthread.htm?t=3160[/color]

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Post #42017 by JPG » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:55 pm

jonesuh wrote:the wheel on my band saw are not in alignment & i have looked in the book to find how to adjust them and can't find the procedure ---where can i get the info---the saw works ok but the top wheel is a little back from the bottom
thanks


The Shopsmith band saw is DIFFERENT. The top wheel tilts slightly(top in, bottom out) compared to the bottom wheel. This causes the blade to TRY and move to the rear of the top wheel. The blade guide(inside near the tension arm) then holds the blade in proper position.

The wheels are NOT SUPPOSED to be in the same plane!

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Band Saw Blade Track (Upper Wheel)

Post #42022 by dusty » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:00 pm

As has been said, the Shopsmith blade does not track in the center of the wheels.

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