Horizontal Band Saw


NEVER 'assist' the saw by pushing down on it as it cuts. If the saw is not cutting properly by itself then it needs maintenance or a blade replacement.

This gives a reasonable explanation of how to adjust and maintain the saw. Our saw does not have a tilt adjustment on the upper wheel, however.


Belts need to be 12.7 mm wide! If the teeth don't extend past the edge of the drive or idler wheels then the teeth will be damaged by the wheels and the belt will be immediately wrecked. If when feeling the teeth with your fingers the inside and the outside of the teeth feel different (with the inside being smooth) then this is what happened. Also if the blade tends to cut at an angle away from the saw.