Band Saw: Blade slips off the wheel

If the band saw blade comes off the wheel, adjust the blade tracking using the tracking knob. Adjust the blade tension knob to apply proper tension to the saw blade. Worn wheel bearings cause the blade to slip off the wheels; replace the wheel bearings if worn.

These repairs may help solve your Band Saw problem:

Replace the band saw rubber tire

Rubber tire

The band saw rubber tires fit over the upper and lower wheels and grip the band saw blade to prevent slipping. Examine the band saw rubber tires regularly and replace worn or damaged tires.

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Replace the band saw wheel bearings

Wheel bearing

The band saw wheel bearings support the wheels and allow the wheels to spin freely on the wheel shafts. A wheel has bearings on each side. Examine the bearings if a wheel isn't spinning true. Replace both bearings on the wheel even if only one bearing appears damaged.

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Replace the band saw blade

Band saw blade

The band saw blade becomes dull with use. Cutting hard wood or metal hastens blade dulling. The band saw blade is dull when you must apply significantly more than normal force to push the piece you’re cutting through the blade. Replace the band saw blade when it's dull or damaged.

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