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Posted on Can someone diagnose this Bandsaw?

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#1 posted 04-01-2020 12:27 AM

Hard to tell which picture is of the top or bottom wheel. The bottom picture is extremely not right regardless if it’s the top or bottom wheel. Is the bottom picture your upper wheel? The wheels need to be parallel but don’t need to be co-planer but that is very extreme. Something is not right.

Start with a sharp blade and the Snodgrass tune-up including the guides then report back. As Snodgrass says, remove the table and back the guides off before mounting the blade. The BS is probably the most complex tool to set up as there are so many variables. Is the blade dull?

I can think of a few causes. Show us a picture of the saw. Can you tension the blade properly? Does the top wheel attach to one of these? They are usually pot metal and break easily.

Check to make sure your blade is centered on your wheels and they are co planer.

- jkm312

Sorry but no, that is not the case and Snodgrass says so in his video. They do not need to be co-planer. Trust me on this.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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