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    I have a Rigid BS. The blade will ride in the centre on the top wheel, but on the bottom it doesn't. I will ride on the front half of the wheel. If you stand back you can see the blade is at an angle. How can I correct this?
    Measure it with a yard stick, mark it with chalk, cut it with a torch..

  • #2
    Most likely by removing the stock blade, tossing it in the garbage and installing a Timberwolf. Seriously, many complaint have dissapeared with the stock blade

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    • #3
      Another thumbs up for Timberwolf blades.

      In addition, I'd also get a good book on band saws, like Lonnie Byrd's. In it, you'll find out how to check alignment, how the blade should ride, tire maintenance, etc.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Never tried Timberwolf, but have heard many positives about them. I use Viking and I'm very pleased with them. Think I'll try Timberwolf too.

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        • #5
          I have a Wood Slicer from Highland Hardware that is awesome. http://www.tools-for-woodworking.com...OD&ProdID=1293 Made a huge difference over the blade that originally came with the saw. Highly rated by Fine Woodworking (4/04 issue).

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          • #6
            I do have the 3/4'' timber wolf blade. 3 tpi
            Measure it with a yard stick, mark it with chalk, cut it with a torch..

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            • #7
              Funnel, I don't have my manual in here now but it sounds like the top wheel needs to be adjusted out a little to align them. You book should show how to make the adjustmant
              info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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              • #8
                Sorry, thought it was a new saw. Check the easy stuff first, any chance you didn't back off the lower guide bearing when you put the thicker blade on? Do other blades track properly or do you only have factory and the 3/4"? IF you release the tention and center the blade on the lower & upper wheel (with all guides backed off)retention the blade and spin by hand does the blade track off the lower wheel still?

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