I'm tuning up this bandsaw and I'm not sure of the correct way to
adjust the side and thrust bearings.
When I look at The Bandsaw Book, it gives adjustment instructions for
Cool Blocks and regular guide blocks. It doesn't really mention what
do if you have bearings instead of guide blocks.
As others have observed, while General puts out a quality piece of
equipment, the owner's manual is very economical with its guidance.
I understand that the upper and lower thrust bearings need to be about
1/64" behind the blade to stop the rearward travel of the blade.
What about the side bearings?
Do I also adjust them to the same distance?
Or do I adjust them do they lightly touch the blade?
When I need to clean the bearings, what should I use? (Greaseless
lubricant and old toothbrush?)
Thanks for any help you can offer.