I just changed out my all-purpose 1/2″ bandsaw blade for a 1/4″ blade to do some curve work (Michael Cullen’s bandsaw boxes) and can’t get it to hold a steady track on the tire. I’m using my trusty Grizzly 14″ G0555LANV. I’ve never had trouble tracking larger blades from 3/8 to 1/2″.
With very gradual adjusting of the wheel tilt, the blade will approach the crown and then with the tiniest further adjustment it will fall off to the opposite side; it does the same when I try to adjust it back in the opposite direction. I’m experienced and comfortable adjusting tension, guides, etc, pretty much follow the Snodgrass methods, and have not had this problem before. The saw has stock roller bearings which have served me well. I have cleaned the tires, but they have not been replaced in the 5 years I’ve been using the saw.
Hoping for some experience and wisdom here. Thanks.