bandsaw lower wheel

Between trying to tighten the blade, the blade has wandered right up to the edge of the wheel on the top and hanging off the wheel on the bottom wheel. I've tried loosening the blade, repositioning the blade centered on the lower wheel and then trying to work the blade over the top wheel, but always end up with the blade hanging off the lower wheel. WHat's up with this?
moyo
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moyo, you might have the blade positioning screw out of adjustment on the blade guide, check it's alignment. Might try adjusting the blade positioning screw in some or out some. greg

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wrote:

there are a few factors at play here.
first, eliminate the blade guides. back them all of the way out, or on some models the whole blade guide assembly removes with a single screw. don't forget the lower guide (below the table).
the lower wheel is usually fixed. that is, it isn't readily adjustable up or down, or in or out. so most of the adjustment will happen at the top wheel.
the top wheel has an adjustment up and down to get the tension right on the blade. it also has an adjustment that tilts the wheel side to side slightly to get the blade to track down the middle of the wheel. on the typical delta 14" or it's gazillion taiwanese clones, this adjustment is done from the back of the saw- the side that the teeth on the blade point away from. usually it's done via a handwheel near the axle of the upper wheel.
in extreme cases the wheels can be so far out of alignment that they cannot be made to track through the usual adjustments. then you may need to make the co-planar adjustment. but first see if the tracking adjustment will work for you.
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On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 18:16:48 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@thanks.com vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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And use an olde blade to do it. Blades dull very fast on the steel housing. DAMHIKT

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