Kent and Shaun present a how-to video on tracking the bandsaw blade and checking wheel alignment.
- Viewers are advised to read the written instructions and watch the entire video before beginning.
- Safety precautions and contact information for technical support are provided.
- Blade tracking is affected by center tracking (tilt of upper wheel) and coplanar tracking (alignment of both wheels).
- Blade tracking should be checked regularly for optimal performance.
- Tools needed for wheel alignment include a straightedge, fine ruler, hex wrenches, and a wrench or socket.
- Check wheel alignment with the bandsaw disconnected, remove the blade and table, and place the straightedge across both upper and lower wheels.
- Verify if the straightedge touches the top and bottom rim of both wheels when moved to the sides.
- If adjustment is necessary, start by ensuring vertical parallelism and then adjust lateral tilt using set screws.
- Reinstall the blade, check alignment, and repeat adjustments if needed.
- Shim the wheel that is set further back to bring it forward and align it with the other wheel.
- Measure the distance between the straightedge and the wheel that is further forward for shim placement.
- Remove the blade, remove the wheel, place shimming washers on the wheel shaft, reinstall the wheel, and tighten the shaft nut.
- Reinstall and tension the blade, double-check parallel and coplanar alignment of the wheels.
- Close doors, reinstall the table, test run the machine, adjust blade guides if necessary, and the process is complete.
- Enjoy using the bandsaw and start working on projects.
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