Is anything known about excessive wear of the thrust bearings on this
Scheppach Basato 3 Bandsaw please?
I have a colleague who reports:
'The thrust and guide bushes leave a little to be desired. The guide bushes
are simple and do the job OK, I suppose, but the similarly designed thrust
bearings are a constant headache for me. Neither the upper nor lower
bearings ever really ran smoothly when feeding wood through the saw and
regularly stopped or "jammed". Both have over heated and locked completely
on several occasions, requiring to be removed and taken apart and greased.
The bearing faces have also become heavily scarred.
Is this a known fault or have I been unlucky (or abusive!) with my machine?
He could, of course have the wheels improperly set so that the blade
constantly bears on the thrust bearing, but the suggestion that 'Neither the
upper nor lower bearings ever really ran smoothly when feeding wood through
the saw'. If they never ran smoothly, this could suggest a general fault
with the machine.
Jeff G, who is really a hand-tool man.
Jeff Gorman, West Yorkshire, UK
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