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Posted on Why does my bandsaw blade track towards the front of the wheel?

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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 07:18 PM

The wisdom I have always heard is that you should have the gullet of the blade centered on the crest of the wheel. Your blade would have to move back a lot to get there. Don’t worry about coplanar….it is not a requirement.

If the gullet is not on the center of the crest the blade will want to wander as it cuts.

If your saw is a large saw that has a completely flat face to the wheel, then where the blade sits matters less, assuming the guides can still reach it.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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