My 14" Ridgid bandsaw that I bought about 9 months ago started making
a low rubling noise this evening. I turned it off to find the tire on
the top wheel had slid back. I loosened the blade move the tire back,
tightened everything back up, centered/adjusted the blade and started
the saw.....about 30 seconds later, same thing, tired moved again.
Does this mean the tire needs to be replaced?
On Mar 12, 2:18 am, email@example.com wrote:
I worked in the Sears hardware dept for 5 years and ran into this
problem a few times.
Here are a few things you can try:
1) Balance the wheel by adjusting the set screws cam adjustments on
wheel.according to the manual.
2) take the wheel off the machine, place it on a spindle that has been
centered and squared. And then touch the outer rim with a piece
of chalk and turn the wheel. The chalk will mark any high/low spots on
the wheel. Once found, the wheel can be trued with a slight sanding.
3) once the trueing is done as above, take the sandpaper and lightly
roughen the router rim of the wheel and then purchase a can of drive
belt anti slip spray from your auto store and spray the wheel and the
4) And then do it with the lower wheel.
5) Then with the blade on the machine, place a sharpening stone behind
the blade and round off the back (squared) side of the blade.DO THE
WITH THE POWER OFF AND TURN THE BLADE BY HAND!!!!!
This may solve your problem. It worked in the past for minor
repairs on Craftsman saws it should work on yours. If that fails buy a
new belt, the one on it is to stretched.
or if you like and the tool is still under the return policy. Return
it and explain why.
I had the same issue. I bought the Rockler polyurethane tire and the
problem was solved. If you do this, one suggestion -OK, maybe a couple.
Follow the directions with respect to soaking in hot water. Get a friend to
help. Each of you use a *phillips* screwdrives to pry them onto the wheel.
One of your holds fast at one point while the other works it around and gets
the tire centered.
The saw has other issues, primarilly vibration. I added a link belt (stay
away from the Harbor Freight version - bad reviews) and I balanced the
wheels by drilling material from the web at the heavy point. The factory
drillings weren't even close. I also added Cool Block guide blocks but that
can be done any time.
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