Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Left Coast - taxifornia
Can't center blade on wheels of old Delta 28-185 Band Saw
I have an old old early 90's Delta 28-185 Bench Bad Saw it picked up used some 10 years ago to do light cutting work on RC aircraft and boat Ply and Balsa. Just replaced the probably original wheel "Tires" with blue "Poly" tires and noticed that no matter how much adjusting of the top wheel "angle" adjuster, I can't get the blade to ride in the center of the two wheels.
Consistantly the blade rides on the back 1/3 of the top wheel and front 1/3 of the lower wheel. It's like the two wheel aren't on the same center line to each other.
I've looked and there does not seem to be any adjustment for aligning the two wheels - bottom more forward or the top wheel more back. I use both 1/8th and 1/4" blades. I've played around with adjusting the top and bottom blade guides for hours to no avail.
Need some advice, modifications or is this just the way things are with this "kinda toy" band saw?