How to Tune a Shopsmith Bandsaw: Fine Woodworking Magazine Lied to Us!

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How to Tune a Shopsmith Bandsaw: Fine Woodworking Magazine Lied to Us!

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

SHOP NOTES: "Your wheels need to be coplanar" "Your tires are crowned" "The top wheel tilts forward and backward" "The blade rides in the center of the wheels". All myths. At least when we are talking about the Shopsmith Bandsaw.

In the video, we'll continue our chat about the Shopsmith bandsaw and give you a couple tips on how they work and what you might need to do to keep yours tracking properly.

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0:00 - Intro
0:40 - Exclusion from modern woodworking publications
1:24 - A quick review of the difference in the SS BS wheels & tracking
2:17 - Auto-Track system
2:53 - Tensioning and Storage
4:11 - How much tilt in the top wheel? (No, it's not coplanar!)
5:25 - Restoring the tilt in the upper wheel
6:30 - Wrap-up and heads-up

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