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Forum topic by AliceAforethought posted 11-28-2020 05:06 PM 312 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AliceAforethought

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11-28-2020 05:06 PM

Hello All, I decided to forego the factory blade on my new Rikon 10” bandsaw, and just got a 3/8” timber wolf blade to replace it. After I tossed the new blade in the yard to unwind it, I noticed a small flat section in the blade. Seemed odd, but I figured once I got it installed, the flat section would “round-out.” (I’m new to bandsaws) I tensioned it as best I could, using Timber Wolf’s instructions to watch for blade flutter as it was tensioned/de-tensioned. I noticed the wheels/blade made a low level humming/vibrating noise that the factory blade did not make. After powering down, the blade clatters and the humming noise goes away.

All bearings were pulled well away from the blade during the tensioning process.

Is the blade defective, with the flat section in it? Anyone encounter this before? I also spun the blade around by hand and there is a definite slight “defect” in the blade that always occurs in the same place.

Thanks for your replies.


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Foghorn

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 10:16 PM

I’d send it back. I use mostly Timberwolf blades and have never run into that.

-- Darrel

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dbw

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#2 posted 11-28-2020 11:06 PM



I d send it back. I use mostly Timberwolf blades and have never run into that.

- Foghorn


+1

-- Measure twice, cut once. If you cut it too short get a wood stretcher.

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AliceAforethought

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#3 posted 11-29-2020 01:29 AM

Thanks for the replies…I’ve already made arrangements with the seller to exchange out the blade.

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