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help with wandering bandsaw cut please

by glen
posted 11-09-2018 07:12 AM

9 replies so far

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 12:18 PM

Maybe the way your guide bearings are set up? You mention Snodgrass, review is set up for bearings on you tube. If not that could it be tension of the blade?

-- Petey

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#2 posted 11-09-2018 02:04 PM

your not trying to force wood through ? :<(((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 11-09-2018 02:52 PM

Most likely it’s the blade. Have you checked the throat plate is flush with the table and something wonky is not happening there?

-- Aj

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#4 posted 11-09-2018 03:10 PM

Dull or dirty blade can cause problems. If you have pitch build up, try cleaning the blade. I coil the blade and soak it in a large cheap plant tray filled with Simple Green and the build up wipes right off.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View glen's profile


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#5 posted 11-09-2018 04:04 PM

Peteybadboy – I’m going to try disengaging the guides. They aren’t bearings but ceramic blocks on the laguna. I saw a video from an australian guy, claims he learned from Fortune, where you rip a line without the bearings and adjust the position on the wheel depending on how parallel you are to your line.

GRSHUNTER – no, not forcing. going slow

Aj2 – good thought. The plate is flush. It’s a brand new high quality blade, but certainly could be a defect

Lazyman – Good thought, but the blade is new and sharp.

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#6 posted 11-09-2018 07:47 PM

I’d still try a different blade even if that one is new. I’d want to rule it out right away if possible.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 11-09-2018 11:07 PM

Be sure the ceramic guides on the sides of the blade are positioned behind the gullets of the saw teeth. If too close to the teeth, they could damage the tooth set and cause the erratic wandering you describe.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#8 posted 11-09-2018 11:31 PM

I had guide block problems with my Laguna 14/12 and another Lumberjock member told me to call Laguna Customer Service. When I did, I found that they are the MOST helpful and knowledgeable people I have ever encountered. Turns out some of the guide blocks were not glued to the aluminum block any more.
I apologize if this post sounds like “read the instructions, stupid” but they seem to really want to help.

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#9 posted 11-09-2018 11:45 PM

Phil – the blocks are behind the teeth, but thanks for the thought

Jeff – I’ll give them a call if I can’t figure it out over the weekend. Good idea!

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