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#1 posted 01-25-2018 02:14 AM

Check the tires for lumps. Hold something
like wooden skewer against the tire so it
just barely touches and rotate the wheel.
If the tires are lumpy this can be corrected.

What kind of saw do you have?

- Loren

This is JET JWBS-14CS. The one that comes in two boxes.

Something is not right with your machine… increasing tension should not alter tracking, and a blade rubbing against a guide block will not file down the corners unless you have the teeth hitting it (which would also ruin your blade and cause it to pull to one side like you mention).


- MrUnix

Tension did change tracking on this saw: increasing the tension moved the blade forward, decreasing moved it back. When I tensioned the blade well above the 3/4 mark on the scale, the blade was about to slip off the wheel.

The blade twists as soon as it touches the wood and enters at an angle.

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