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I have and older Craftsman Bandsaw and I am tying to moiunt a new blade. When I try to run a piece thouhg it the blade slips off the pulleys. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
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Hi RealCom

This is what I do..
Once I put the blade on, and it's unplugged ,I move the top pulley by hand and move the adjustment knob in or out to get it to track on the center on the wheel, once it's on center I plug it back in and run for a quick on and off to make sure it running true on the top and and the bottom wheel, then unplug it for one more time and check the guide bearing/rub blocks to make sure they are set right, if so I move it by hand one more time and check the blade to make sure it's set right and it's tight to get the sweet ping from the blade with my finger nail...if it right then I put on the blades covers and plug it back in,then run it for just quick spin to make sure it running true, then run some hardwood and recheck the blade one more time..if all things are set I'm good for the next time I want to use it..

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Take a look at the tires, it may be time to replace them.

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Does your bandsaw have two or three wheels?

If it's an old 3 wheel design, I found that using some masking tape to affix the band temporarily to the upper wheel helped me wrangle the rest of the blade around the other two wheels and the guides.

Fussing with this configuration made me realize very quickly that I wanted a two wheel machine. So now I have a 14" Delta with a riser block... an enormous step up from my introduction to band saws.

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Hi guys,

I have and older Craftsman Bandsaw and I am tying to moiunt a new blade. When I try to run a piece thouhg it the blade slips off the pulleys. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Does it come off the front or rear of the wheels?

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I took BOBJ3 instructions and it work out great.

Thanks again for everbody's help.
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