How to make the blade tracking correct:
Blade tracking is all about making sure that the blade is right at the crown; the crown is the area that curves at the surface of the wheel and allows the blade to stay at the center. If something goes wrong the steps that are mentioned below are meant to help consumers fix the issue and get on their way again in little to no time at all. Read more safety tips
Step One –You want to first loosen up the lower and the upper blade guides so they make no contact with the blade.
Step Two – The correct amount of tension is important for the blade as well; to fix this pull the quick release lever up and turn the knob for the tension until the red marker is at scale for the width of the blade that is installed. Once you have the desired amount of tension, pull the lever back down and apply it.
Step Three – If you see that the blade is out of the crown than you need to fix this; it is responsible for the center tracking of the blade and the tilt of it. To fix this, unlock it and the spin the wheel on top while turning the adjustment knob at the same time. Do this until everything lines back up.
Step Four – close the cover back up and readjust the blade based on what the manual says.
How to make the Coplaner tracking adjustment correct:
Coplaner tracking adjustments need to be made when the wheels of the band saw itself are not aligned correctly. When this happens it can actually compromise the equipment itself and needs to placed back on the same plane and be parallel with each other once more as soon as possible. Below are the steps on how to properly fix this issue:
Step One – Open up the covers on both the upper wheel and the lower wheel as well as the table and the blade. You will need to reinstall the blade and double check the correct amount of tension for the blade that is installed is being used. The upper wheel should be vertically parallel to the lower wheel and you can use the adjustment knob to fix this as well.
Step Two – If the upper wheel is tilted a bit from side to side then you need to remove the wheel and the blade and reinstall both of them.
Step Three – The lower wheel is known to get pushed further back; if this happens then you need bring it back forward. To do this the straight edge needs to be in the center and the gap from the rim of the wheel to the edge needs to be measured.
Step Four – The gap tells you how many shim washers needs to be applied; once you know this amount then you can go ahead and place them where they go and then reinstall the lower wheel. Be sure to tighten it up by using the shaft knot.
Step Five – After you have the wheel back on you need to reinstall the blade again and then once the blade is replaced back in you need to make sure that the right amount of tension is applied to the blade. Before using it just double check that the wheels are now parallel with each other and that everything is all coplaner as well.
Keep in mind that you can avoid doing a lot of this work just by regularly checking on your equipment and keeping up the maintenance for it all. It helps to stop major issues, it helps you notice things before they go wrong and it allows you to get your repairs done faster than normal.