I was given a 4" Taiwan horizontal bandsaw. I also have a Wilton 4" bandsaw. The blades will not stay on the pullies on either one. I have adjusted the pullies so that they are coplanar. The blade will come off of the drive pulley in 1-2 revolutions. I went to Harbor Freight and checked the alignment of a new saw. The wheels are not coplanar. With a straight edge on the drive pulley there is a 3/16" gap at the bottom of the idler pulley and a 7/16 gap at the top. I tried setting the machine up this way and the blade still comes of of the lower pulley. I am now rotating the input pulley by hand to try and get the adjustment right as the motor turns too fast to try and adjust the tracking according to the manual. Does anyone have experience setting the tracking after assembly that can give me some hints on the initial setup? JackD.
20 years ago