>> I just got a new Jet 14" closed base band saw. As I was putting it
>>together, I was impressed with the fit and finish of the pieces, esp.
>>after reading some of the comments others have made concerning their
>>new saws, particularly the Delta band saws.
>> Once I got it all together, I put a straightedge on the 2 wheels
that >>the blade goes around, and found that they were approximately
1/4" out >>of coplaner. This results in the blade being a bit beyond
centered on >>the upper wheel and a bit before centered on the lower wheel.
>> The saw seems to cut ok, without excessive noise or vibration - at
>>least I think so. I have never owned a band saw before. Is this a
>>problem? Do I need to call the dealer on Monday?
>Leave it alone. I've been there, and made the mistake of "correcting"
>a BS to coplaner. I had to undo the "correction". the manufacturers
>know more about building band saws than Duginske. skip his BS about
The problem as I see it with the majority of these responses is that the
experience of each of the responders on this and similar threads is on
one type/size/brand of bandsaw, and so their experience (adjust / not
adjust) reflects what worked well just for that saw and that operator.
But not all saws and not all operators are made alike...
I shimmed the top wheel on my Griz G0555 about .115" out to make them
coplanar and the resaw tracking became perfect. Prior to that the blade
was tracking perfectly centered on the wheels, but the saw needed
constant tweaking and I had to follow the *drift* to get straight cuts.
One of the effects of getting the wheels coplanar and tracked correctly
is (again, for some saws) straight, accurate, easy resawing with the
wood against the fence, without having to tweak to find or follow the
blade "drift". Just throw the wood on the saw and go.
Of course good blades, and good quality, well-adjusted guides are
indispensable and that is where IMO Grizzly falls down. The roller
guides that come with this saw require way too much time and effort to
properly adjust, and also can't be used with small blades. Replaced them
- what a difference. Then again, this is all just *my* experience!