Monday, November 27, 2017

Idler Wheel And Tension Adjustment Installed

So I puttered away at the idler wheel and tension adjustment today, got the wheel cleaned and painted and set aside to dry while I worked on the tension adjustment. Gave all the parts a lite grinding on my 12" disc sander to remove burrs, bumps and scrapes. I then wire brushed everything reasonably clean. I could have ground everything to a bright finish but this would have introduced to much play in the assembly.

The tension and tracking assembly installed.

And the top wheel installed.

The old blade that came with the saw is to dull and damaged to use but it will do to adjust the tracking, so I could tighten everything down. I have 5 blades on order with different tooth configurations but they are not due for delivery till end of next week.