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tuning up my band saw

I bought a used 14" central machinery band saw recently and went thru tuning it up the other day. While the wheels aren't quite coplanar the new blade I installed is tracking right down the middle of the tire on the upper wheel. I removed the table and cleaned up and regreased the trunnions and then remounted the table. Squaring the table to the side of the blade is of course easy with the tilt adjustment. But when I bring my square right up to the teeth on the blade it's not close to being square and there is no adjustment for the tilt in that direction. So what do I do?

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I would repost this in the tools section where someone will likely have answers for you.
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I bought a used 14" central machinery band saw recently and went thru tuning it up the other day. While the wheels aren't quite coplanar the new blade I installed is tracking right down the middle of the tire on the upper wheel. I removed the table and cleaned up and regreased the trunnions and then remounted the table. Squaring the table to the side of the blade is of course easy with the tilt adjustment. But when I bring my square right up to the teeth on the blade it's not close to being square and there is no adjustment for the tilt in that direction. So what do I do?

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Check for an adjustment screw under the left side of the table. Should be a positive stop adjustment screw.

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Check for an adjustment screw under the left side of the table. Should be a positive stop adjustment screw.
The square is in front of the blade on the teeth, indicating it's not vertical to the table.... non-planer wheels probably. A level indicating plumb on each wheel may tell you if one is "out" The drive wheel is usually not adjustable in and out, but look for a keyway and set screw to determine if it is. The upper wheel can be shimmed away from the cabinet with spacers between the adjustment carriage and the inside of the cabinet if that's what's required.... bill

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