ldh wrote:Not long ago I did a upgrade on my SS bandsaw with the addition of the Kreg fence and the Carter Guide Bearings. Both were an improvement over the standard fence and steel guides, then I looked at the Auto-Trak and Back-Up bearings and decided to try and improve on the set-up. I have greatly reduced the blade wander with the addition of the extra bearings. I have posted the pics to see if there is any interest in this subject.
Nice looking setup. Help me understand what your really gained. I thought blade wander was fault of the blade not the fault of the guide blocks.
I evidently do not understand all this blade wander cause and effect. I see everyone including Shopsmith selling all kinds of things to compensate for blade wander and I'm a little lost.
All know is I went to a TA years and years ago where they taught bandsaw setup. they taught us to do the setup so there was no blade wander. I remember them locking the old style mitre gauge in the cast iron table slots and thickness cutting a three inch wide board, cutting off a thickness that light could be seen through. They told us there was absolutely no need for blade wander compensation needed on the Shopsmith bandsaw.
I came home for the TA setup my bandsaw as they showed me and I have never fretted over blade wander. I would like my cuts to be smoother (read no need to sand) but short of that I don't have a problem that I know of.
Again I say this because probably more out of ignorance that wisdom since I don't use the bandsaw all that often.
That is why I'm asking you what you really gained.