Does your saw look something like this? :
OWWM.com could sure use another Beaver bandsaw entry, if you're
interested in posting some pictures.
Some really dumb questions:
Is the blade inside-out? Check the direction of the teeth.
Is the blade slipping on the tires? A 50 yr old bandsaw may well need new
tires, check the condition of yours.
Are the guides dragging on the blade? Back the guides off and double-check.
Is the belt slipping / loose? Check your belt tension and examine the
pullies to see if they're worn.
Are you sure of the pulley sizes? I've gotten a couple of saws that came
to me with incorrectly sized motor pullies. This calculator can help you
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