Hi everyone. I have been doing quite a bit of resawing lately with no problem. I have a project that requires a lot of scroll or sharp curved cutting on heavy stock. I removed my riser and 3/4" blade but my 1/4" blade was too short to put BACK on the saw. I used this blade for several months before putting on the riser. I had to cut out some of the upper housing to allow the adjuster to go lower and get the blade on. Everything is running smooth now, but I can't figure out why the blade would not fit. As stated, this is not a new blade, but one that I have used before. Any ideas?
I have been thinking about this situation and can not think of a single reason why your blade, after removing the riser block, would not fit. Blades donít' shrink - they stretch.
There may be something malfunctioning with the tensioning system. Have you removed the treaded tensioning knob to see if your upper wheel is not seating all the way? Then put the bade back on, insert the tension knob, and tighten everything?
One last thought is, if the blade was factory installed, that the blade was not the he correct size (by a few millimeters or so) to begin with and was placed on at the factory with a little mo-jo and now that it is off, does not want to go back on smoothly. I am just taking a shot in the dark with this wild hypophysis.
This may just be an excuse to get a new saw blade!!!
Hope it works out.
Thanks for the reply Desmo888, I have had the saw for about 3 years now. The only time i had a blade that wouldn't fit was one I bought at Southern Tool that was supposed to be the right size but was 2" short. I took that one back. I took the whole thing apart when this blade would not go on and did not find anything out of the ordinary. Last night I tried a 1/2" blade that had never been used and it would not fit without the housing being cut out like the 1/4" blade. I was thinking maybe something was bent, but with the tension of the blade any bending would be towards the lower half and the blade would be loose. I don't know, but with the housing trimmed out to allow the adjustments to travel lower, everything is working great again. Dan
Hi Dan...if you don't figure it out, get a wolf brand blade at www.suffolkmachinery.com they are reasonably priced and will make whatever size you need...