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Still cutting crooked...Help!
« on: November 04, 2003, 07:52:25 AM »
After making first sawdust and discovering not so square  4\4, I re-adjusted the bearings buy loosening them up so the blade was free. I checked the blade level with the first bed cross piece. The blade is not level all the way across!  I looked at the situation and discovered that the material on the one band wheel is thicker than the drive belt by a good 1\8 " Multiply that across the distance of the cut, and there's a pretty good error there. Am I missing something, ??? Is there some adjustment I'm missing? Instructions that came with are lacking in direction .
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Rick
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Re: Still cutting crooked...Help!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2003, 08:30:30 AM »
There should be adjustment on the guides as well as the head.
I would contact the manufacturer via email and ask them.
Did you level and string the bed?

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Re: Still cutting crooked...Help!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2003, 11:34:44 AM »
Well, I figured it out.
    Lesson Learned:       :P      Don't screww with stuff  you think you know somwthin about, but don't. When got the mill, I had to run the head up and down just like a real bandsaw man. When the head reached the top, I noticed it was uneven. So, I got my trusty tools out and fixed that!!!  Well, :(  ::)guess what, that screws things up at the bottom where it matters. :-X. I lossened the bearings, and dropped the high side of the head down. Re-adjusted the bearings. It is true across the beam now.
     I'd have been better off with a kit. That way I would have learned what everthing does and would have this need to "tinker" outa my system.
Rick
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Re: Still cutting crooked...Help!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2003, 08:42:15 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

If you only knew all the extra work I have made for myself just like that you would cry for me!!! :'(
Andy

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Re: Still cutting crooked...Help!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2003, 02:06:30 PM »
hi musicboy, sounds like you are having fun now, hope you show lots of pictures sawing ok. take care of those pickin fingers  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2003, 04:04:19 PM »
Unclebuck,
    Them fingers that pick, also push the camera button ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Rick
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