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a1Jim

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08-17-2021 08:02 PM

Hi guys
I recently changed tires on my Laguna 16hd bandsaw but after putting it back together everything has good south with me trying to make adjustments It seems I’ve screwed everything up,the time I’ve been working on this including putting on my tires on I’ve been trying to get it running right for more than two weeks. I usually don’t do mechanical repairs because I’m dyslexic and tend to get everything backwards or upside-down or both and I’m ready to pay someone to get everything working on my saw the right way. There doesn’t appear to be broken but I’m sure I’ve messed up all of the adjustments particularly on the wheel alignment. I’m willing to pay a reasonable fee for someone to fix it.

Yes I know about Alex Snodgrass’s video and in the past, I’ve never had an issue with all that he explains, but my alignment issues goes beyond his video.

If you know someone close enough to help with this please let me I’m located in Riddle,Oregon,you can let me know here or send me a PM.

Thanks Jim

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#1 posted 08-17-2021 08:19 PM

i wish you all the luck you deserve Jim :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 08-17-2021 08:41 PM

Maybe I already deserve this luck Tony :)

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#3 posted 08-17-2021 08:58 PM

As another severe dyslexic, I suggest back up and chill. Then think about it.
So what is the actual cutting issue you have? Every time I thought I had an alignment issue, it was a bad band. Touch a tooth on the guide once, and it is toast.

I center the band as if it had no teeth. So just about the gullet depth forward from centered. I have had better luck with rubber tires than poly. I also tended to run not enough tension.

One of these days I will invent an in-situ concave grinding jig to make post tire mount exactly round and convex. It could be your tires were not seated just right or the glue uneven. Might make up a little coat hanger pointer to check the roundness and curve.

Maybe a local member can drop by and give it a look.

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#4 posted 08-17-2021 11:27 PM

Thank TVgeek
Yes, I tried chilling for the last two days and was going to do what you suggest try the cutting but the blade on the bottom of the wheel is too close to the edge of the wheel > I’m glad I could not pick this band saw up and throw it because it’s likely I would have. re the blade yes I tried 3 different blades one of them new but still had the same issue. I agree I always center the blade about 1/16th away from the gullet. I did as the instructions said went around the tire once to seat it and again to glue trying to keep the glue uniform, but given it’s the first time I put tires on so who knows I guess they could not be seated probably. I like your pointer idea I’ll check on that. This really frustrates me because of my dyslexia issue I know quite often I may have to do a 2nd 3rd or 4th try to do something. I’m known for my tenacity but I just don’t know what else to do, I’m afraid I’ve don too much messing up one thing after another.
Thanks for your Ideas.

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#5 posted 08-17-2021 11:30 PM

It doesn’t matter where it tracks on the lower wheel, only the upper. As long as it’s not falling off, you should be good.

Have you tried cutting wood with it yet?

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 08-18-2021 03:55 AM

Hi Brad
No I haven’t tried cutting wood because I’m concerned the band saw blade will track of the bottom wheel, the other strange thing is that my guides are pushed way in from where they use to be meaning that to have the guides the blade have to be sprung forward with the backside of the guide.

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#7 posted 08-18-2021 11:32 AM

So, what changed? Did you take the wheels off? Sure you put any washers or shims on the right side?
Parts diagram? Review it carefully for hints in sequence.
Did you change anything that might have changed the plane of the lower wheel?
Don’t know your machine, but are the wheels symmetrical? Could one be on flipped?
Are the upper and lower wheels the same?
Just as a test, is it possible to make the wheels co-planer?
Correct the lower tracking is not critical, but it should be somewhere around the middle. Otherwise the blade will be twisting as it passes the guides.

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