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#1 posted 11-04-2018 10:38 PM

Few questions and a couple comments.

Sounds like you’ve done everything right.

What do you mean by “tighten the blade properly”? I hope you’re not using the gauge. I suggest tighten the dog doo doo out of it. If you’re worried about too much tension, don’t be. You can’t over tighten a 1/2” blade on a 14” bandsaw.

Second, forget about chasing down the “holy grail” hat was mentioned (gotta laugh at that) because what a lot of people apparently don’t know is Snodgrass’s tune up doesn’t work on every bandsaw.

My suggestion is track the blade in the middle, readjust your guides and see if that helps. With the Snodgrass “gullet in the middle” sounds good, but some saws the blade may be tracking off center when you put pressure on it. Crowned tires are intended ot have the middle of the blade ride on the center of the crown.

What kind of blade are you using and how new is it?

A dull and/or too loose blade will belly out and/or follow the grain maybe this is what’s happening.

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