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ISSUE ARCHIVES

JULY/ AUG 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 4

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Butcher Block/ Microwave Oven Table
Gourmet Bird Feeder
Recipe Box and Interlocking Play Logs

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
All About Saw Blades
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
 
Service Pointers
Bandsaw Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
The Safety Caper...

SURF’S UP
The Shopsmith Universal Lathe Tool Rest
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
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MARK V Demo Near You

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Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

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Shopsmith, Inc.
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Service
Methods &
Tips

SERVICE POINTERS!
Bandsaw Service Pointers

As with any type of blade, bandsaw blades eventually wear and dull. A dull blade will cut slower, heat up, potentially burn the wood and could even break while the saw is running...causing personal injury. Also, if a blade's worn more on one side than on the other, it won't track properly. These are just a few of he reasons why it's always a good idea to replace worn, dull blades immediately.

When changing from one size of bandsaw blade to another, always remember to adjust both the upper and lower blade guide rollers to provide the optimum back-up and support. The upper blade guide roller should 1/32" to 1/16" away from the back of the blade. If it's not, the blade will rub against and score the roller. See your bandsaw owner's manual for complete instructions on how to adjust the blade guide rollers and perform other bandsaw maintenance procedures.
 
If you have tried these remedies and they didn’t work . . . or if you’re experiencing difficulties that are not listed here, feel free to call Shopsmith’s TOLL-FREE Technical Services Hotline (1-800-762-7555) for the answer or send an e-mail to Shopsmith Technical Support.

WARNING: Always unplug machine before making any adjustments or performing any maintenance procedures.

Shopsmith Bandsaw Troubleshooting Chart