I had this same problem on my 10" Delta. I started looking for better
cool blocks and asked the sales reps. at TWC when they showed up in town
for the wood show in 2002. I was sold a stabilizer and I put it on as
the instructions said. I wondered why the stabilizer didn't move the
blade off of the wheels because you are required to get the blade on so
it spins fine. Then the grove in the stabilizer is aligned with the
back of the blade and the blade is then pushed forward about 1/8".
I never adjusted the tension. In fact I have changed to different size
of blades only to 'snap' then onto the existing wheel tension and make
sure the stabilizer is adjusted it's 1/8'. I have also noticed that
adjustment of the tension knob doesn't really do anything.
I don't want to sound like spam, but I do know you can get the Cater
Stabilizer at TWC for about $65, 1-800-892-4866.
If you don't have a Carter Stabilizer for your BS, then it is worth it
to say that you must suffer the punishment of playing with the tension
on the upper wheek until you get it right. Remember, wood has different
thickness and hardness and a blade will wander in softer areas.
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