Turning Archive 2008

Aligning band saw blade

chris krohn
I have a 1954 Craftsman bandsaw that I am trying to refurbish. I am having a heck of a time lining up the blade in the center of the top and the bottom wheels. I have tried tilting the top wheel, manually pushing the blade back further and everything in between. I took it apart today in a fit of rage and gave up after three hours of messing with it. If the blade is centered on the top wheel, the blade runs towards the front of the bottom wheel, almost off the wheel, therefore if I center on the bottom, it comes off the top in the back.

Help before I throw it out the window

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