replying to Bridger, William Falberg wrote:
In most cases it's the blade guide adjustment that causes blade fatigue. When
the guide rollers are pressing on the blade at great speed under typically high
blade tension they are, for all purposes, going around a much smaller radius.
replying to woodchucker, William Falberg wrote:
All the manufacturers realized this and stopped manufacturing them. Stopped
making"them"? The blades, or the three-wheelers?>
The wheel radius or the cut radiuses? You're not clear on terminology.
William, you'd do better to use google groups directly rather
than using the home moaners hub website as an interface to USENET. It
would make it easier for you to quote the article you are responding
to using idiomatic USENET quoting.
No manufacturer currently sells a homeowner-grade three-wheel bandsaw.
Because the wheels are typically much smaller than those in a two-wheel
saw, the blade is subject to extra stress on the blade weld, which causes
premature failure. Tracking is another problem endemic to three-wheelers.
Unless you can find one of these:
I have both, though the 3 wheeler is for sale.
The 3 wheeler goes through blades faster, due to stress of smaller diameter
wheels and thinner baldes but has always tracked OK,even after 16 years of
2 wheelers are cheaper to manufacture. Less parts, easier to manufacture as
3rd idler wheel isn't there.
The 3 wheelers are usually 'benchtop' units,semi portable while 2 wheelers
are floor mounted beasts.
On 13 Jan 2004 20:36:15 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Hylourgos) wrote:
There are decent three wheelers around, but not many. If you see
something like an Inca close up, it's huge.
One of the advantages of a two-wheel bandsaw is that it takes up very
little workshop space relative to its capacity, being neatly arranged
in a vertical stack.
Do whales have krillfiles ?
I have one of the older 16" Delta 28-560. It is a well built, sturdy saw
that works great for small projects. It requires thinner (018" -.020")
blades as well as a 1/2" max blade width. As a result the saw does not resaw
very well. Most sawdust encrusted people need a saw that does both.
I really like having them both. The Delta with a 1/8" blade for quick and
sharp corners and my new (very happy with) 16" Jet with a 1" resaw blade.
As compared to the standard 14" two wheeler, the 28-560 is built heavier
than current models and I'm sure it, by today's standard, would cost as much
or more to manufacture.
If you have room, find one and enjoy.
My father had one... for about a day, please don't make me think about it.=)
I can't remember who it was made by, likely Trademaster, smaller bench top
size. The blade was a pain to set up, just when we thought it was ready to
go, it would come off one of the wheels. Maybe it was ignorance, maybe a
problem with the machine, bad design could is an option, you do get what you
pay for, but that just can't justify everything. All I know is that he
replaced it with a 14" 2 wheel and hasn't looked back.
I started with a Black/Decker 3 wheel bandsaw years ago. I broke a blade
almost every time I used it. I also burned up many moters. I always took
it back to the store and they gave me a new one. I finally got tired
buying new blades. They usually broke at the solder joint. I guess heat
and bending caused this. My Delta 14" has never caused me a problem and
has never broken a blade. My 2 cents!! Chuck B.
It has alot to do with traction.....you don't get as much with less
blade contact on three wheel saws as with 2 wheel saws. I bought an
Amada saw once that could cut 36" thick steel 12 foot long on a power
feed table, The capacity was an issue at the time. I asked about three
wheel saws and the Amada people explained about blade traction and
The saw took a blade 1/8" x 2 5/8" x 19' 11"
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