BLADE ALIGNMENT CHECK BULLETIN NO. 900413
cedure. If the left guide assembly requires more
To check the vertical alignment of the band saw
than .010 T.I.R. adjustment to be within the .005
blade, raise the cutting head several inches above
T.I.R. allowance, recheck the right guide assembly.
the bed. Place the contact point of a dial indicator
against the side of the blade, directly above the
This procedure should be used to check blade align-
tooth gullet near the right guide assembly. Open the
ment on all hinged, horizontal, or vertical cut-off
control valve to allow the cutting head to descend,
machines. It will eliminate problems normally caused
moving the blade slowly past the indicator point.
by cutting head misalignment, bed twist, or operator
Adjust the guide as required to align the blade to
within .005 T.I.R.
Raise the cutting head and move the indicator near
the left guide assembly. Repeat the above pro-