Jerry, Whenever I change blades I always re-set everything. I back out all the guides and bearings, then center the blade tracking, then close the gaps on the side guides above and below the table, then check for square with table, then bring the thrust bearings to a distance very close to the blade, then when I am sure everything is right I turn it on and look for blade flutter... if there is fluttering I add more tension. the thrust bearings should not touch the back of the blade when it is just freewheeling, only when there is a heavy thrust like when re-sawing. Another thing to be aware of is that when you are thrusting the blade into the thrust bearings that the side guides do not contact the blade set (the outward bend of each tooth).
Last edited by gmercer_48083; 08-20-2014 at 07:53 AM.
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