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Re: Change band brands...change tracking?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2014, 05:29:09 AM »
 Yes blades are not created equal and some track different even with new wheels or belts, that what was asked on this tread.  Steve
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Re: Change band brands...change tracking?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014, 11:28:49 PM »
Steel wheels are more sensitive to tracking then the belts, hense the reason Cooks sells a band roller to set a crown in the saw that will ride the crown of the wheel and the placment of the crown can be adjusted.
Cooks saws are a harder metal then most others and timberwolf runs a much softer metal in their saws.
If you wheels are wearing down and coming due to be resurfaced tracking can be a real issue. 
I have a machine shop that can handle crowning the wheels but not all can turn down a 24" wheel and I have touched them up using an angle grinder and spinning the wheel with out a saw on, the idle side can be mounted on the drive side to do this.   

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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2014, 04:03:11 AM »

 No need to put the idle side on the drive side to re crown the idle wheel ,just hold the angle grinder at angle to the wheel and it will get it spinning.  I've beveled the outside edges of my belted wheels which keeps the blade from hitting the wheel.    Steve
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Re: Change band brands...change tracking?
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 05:51:52 PM »
All in favor of re-crowning, say "aye". The "ayes" have it and that includes Tim Cook. I heard from him today and it was a definite "yes, they need re-crowning". I doubt I will try to do it myself - probably send it to Cooks.
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014, 05:56:28 PM »
 They may need re crowning but you'll still find some brands of blades track different even after you get them re crowned .  Steve
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