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  • General 490 blade guides

    I've recently picked up a General 490 bandsaw. Works well, but I've noticed the blade doesn't track through the centre of the lower guides. I've adjusted the blade guides to meet the blade, but just wondering if there is some shim piece at the mounting point that is missing, or what it could be. I've had both tires off and they appear to be the same thickness and seated properly. I know it's not a big issue, but if it is something easily corrected....
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    Re: General 490 blade guides

    As long as you can adjust the blade guides including the thrust bearing correctly I don't think you have a problem. The cause is likely thicker tires than the original ones.

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      Re: General 490 blade guides

      Originally posted by Doug G View Post
      As long as you can adjust the blade guides including the thrust bearing correctly I don't think you have a problem. The cause is likely thicker tires than the original ones.
      yeah, kinda what I thought too. I've looked for new tires, and depending on which ebay store you buy from they suggest two different thickness' haha

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