Your saw is a lot better than mine (ridgid) but I tune mine at blade changes and
it seems fine..
Not familiar with guide bearings, mine has the old type blocks, which I threw
away and out Cool Blocks in..
Are you adjusting the guides for blade side to side clearance or front to back?
If it's side to side, you may be starting with them to tight or not centering
If it's front to back, the tracking might be the culprit, or play in the height
My saw has thumb screws to lock settings, what does the Griz use?
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By chance are you using Grizzly's blades? I ask as when I first got my
Grizzly G1019 bandsaw I couldn't cut 4" of pine without problems.
Switching to a different manufactures blade made a world of difference.
I recommend Suffolk "Timberwolf", Highland Hardware's "Woodslicer" or
Olsen "All-Pro" blades.
First, let me say that when this group first started, you got helpful
tips in any answer. But like everything online, has been corrupted by the BS
Now in answer to your question. Almost every you use your band, is
probably a good tune up time. Invest in a good blade for each type of cut.
Like 1/8" for short radius, 1/4' for curves and 1/2" for ripsaw etc. These
are for my use. You have to decide for your purposes. I've found that
Timberwolf (low tension)blades serve me well.
You will see a difference with any Quality blade over the discount crap. No
matter which blade you settle on, when you are done for the day, always
remove the tension from the blade. Never leave it set for days under tension
without being run. This will create a permanent bend that will cause
different problems with future uses and not allow adjustments that last. So
this is why I say, you should do a minor tune each time you use it.
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