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#1 posted 01-11-2020 09:52 AM

Are you calling the top wheel the “flywheel”? The 1412 takes a 115” blade. There should be no flopping. My 1412 tracked perfectly with zero drift out of the box 2 years ago and still does. Was your saw new in the box or was it used or a demo where people have played with the adjustments? Did you watch the Laguna 1412 setup videos? The wheels don’t need to be coplanar. Snodgrass will explain this in his video. Laguna says the blade should track in the center of the upper wheel (even though Alex Snodgrass says the gullet should be in the center of the wheel). When changing blades from 3/4 to 1/2 to 1/4” there is only a very slight adjustment of the tracking knob. The tensioning doesn’t affect the tracking. Move the upper and lower guides out of the way, de-tension, change blade, re-tension for the new blade and adjust tracking then the guides. I love this saw and know it well.

One adjustment you can make is to slightly loosen the nut that adjusts the tension lever slide in the picture below. It allows the top wheel to slide down for blade changing.* Here is a quick video.

The tension “meter” is only attached by magnets and can move so I drew a line under mine with a marker to make sure it’s where it’s supposed to be.

1/2” blade tracking in the center of the upper wheel.

The blade doesn’t track in the center of the bottom wheel so they are not coplanar and don’t need to be.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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