BAND SAW TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
I.  INITIAL MACHINE SET-UP AND INSTALLATION

Select the Sharpener(s) that best match the size, type and quantity of saws

Check the location of post brackets and filing clamp

Check motors for proper rotation direction and speed

II.  ALIGNING A BAND SAW SHARPENER

Align faceplate to feed finger arm travel

Align center of saw to center of grinding wheel arbor

New longer links

Double check all adjustments

III.  ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Perform Daily

Perform Weekly

Perform Monthly

Perform Every 6 Months

IV.  TROUBLESHOOTING BASICS

Make your adjustments one at a time

Consumable parts to watch for wear

V.  FIVE SHARPENER PROBLEMS (And How To Solve Them)

1.  UNEVEN OR ERRATIC GRINDING

a.  Worn or broken parts

b.  Check the saw support system

c.  Check the feed mechanism

d.  Check the head lift mechanism

e.  Check the grinding head assembly

2.  GULLET CRACKS OR GRINDER BURNING

3.  LOSING THE HOOK OR "OLD WHEEL – NEW WHEEL SYNDROME"

4.  GRINDING HOLLOW BACK TEETH

5.  GRINDING OUT OF SQUARE

VI.  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BAND SAW SHARPENERS AND THEIR ANSWERS

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