Band saw blade drift–two different concepts
It seems that there is controversy about the whole idea of blade drift. There is the thought that there really is very little drift in a new blade, one whose tooth set is not altered by resharpening.
The center of the blade, from sharp point of teeth to back, should be set on the center of the tire. After that, very small adjustment needs to be made by adjusting the table by loosening and tightening the bolts (six as shown). And this needs to be done once for the life of the saw.
I really don’t know who is correct. My books on the band saw suggest the same “free hand and then drawing a line” method as shown in the first video.
But the following video debunks it.
Please watch both videos and comment. Thanks