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#1 posted 02-15-2020 09:52 PM

Not to threadjack – but since this has been dormant for a month and there are obviously VERY experienced folks on this thread – I’m having a similar issue and it’s completely killed my productivity for the weekend so far.

I’m using a today-days-old Timberwolf 1/2” 3tpi 115” blade. I had the same blade on it before, but hit some metal in a piece of wood and caused the blade to dull (so I thought, because that’s when this problem started). Went out same day and bought a new blade.

My 1412 is tracking heavily towards the fence, cutting wood into wedges instead of straight lines. I’ve had it a few years and it’s never been this bad.

I’ve checked that everything is square and tension is correct, adjusted my fence (ran some 2”x2”x8” pieces freehand on a drawn line to figure out tracking, marked the table, adjusted fence accordingly. I had to adjust the fence with as much angle as the 3 adjustment bolts would allow. That didn’t make any difference. It still tracks into the fence to a point that it either pulls away in the rear or the blade will track all the way into the fence.

I’ve tried running the blade on dead center of the upper wheel and on the center of the blade gullet. Both with the same results.

Guides are 1/16” behind the gullets and just off of the rear guide. Everything turns freely.

Without the fence, running wood through the blade on a straight line requires the wood to be at a decently strong angle off of ‘square’ to follow the line. More so than I can (or should) be adjusting the fence to accommodate.

Can anyone thing of anything that I’ve missed? I have an entire shop sitting dormant until I can fix this issue, as I can’t produce the product I make without being able to cut accurate thin slices on the bandsaw.

Thank you!!!!

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