BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
RECOMMENDED BAND TENSIONS.
been correctly installed and tensioned, the tracking adjustment can be made
by opening the wheel doors, pressing the start button, and observing how the
The tilt controls (figure 15 on the following page) can be
used to adjust the upper wheel tilt until the band tracks properly.
band is tracking properly when the back edge of the band just touches the
saw guide backup bearings. The band should ride near the center of the band
wheel tire. When the band is tracking correctly, the tilt lock should be
stand in front of bandsaw when operating
or rotating upper wheel by hand to track
(5) Band Installation.
The procedures for installing a band differ
slightly from model to model. The procedure for installing a band on model
2614-1 is considered typical and is described here. To install a band, the
band wheel doors are opened. Then the bar which crosses the table saw slot
just below the front edge of the table is unlocked and opened. The saw band
guard is then removed from the post.
Gloves are used when handling the
band, as it is carefully placed over the wheels and between the saw guide
inserts. The band guard is then replaced, and the bar is closed and locked
over the table slot.
Finally, the wheel doors must be closed.
tension should be set or adjusted. See TM 9-3419-227-10, page 10.