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Posted on What is causing my band saw to bog down even on the simplest cuts?

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#1 posted 03-05-2021 01:09 PM

You did not say what you were cutting. It should chew through an inch of Oak, but don’t expect a 3/4 HP to re-saw 8 inches of hardwood at more than a snails pace. Mine will go right through, but it is a 3 HP.

WhyMe had good advice. Actually hard to test. Might consider replacing.

On the belt, if it squeals, it’s too lose. If too tight, it will wear out the bearings. Usually an older belt will have set and a new belt will lower vibration. If a V belt, then an AX series Gates. Most use a multi-rib though.

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