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

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 07:51 PM

Yes, lots of opinions on bandsaw setup.

I have a Jet 16” bandsaw and had problems with resaw and did two things.

First, I used the Snodgrass method for setting it up.

Second, I measured and set the tension of the blade using a digital caliper attached to the blade. I was using a 1/2” Woodslicer.

The saw does great with resaw now…what can I say. Also, no vibration. While having the wheels coplanar sounds great, I am uncertain what is meant by being more efficient and if that makes any real difference.

But, like many things in Woodworking, there are several ways to get to the same point.

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