Why does a bandsaw blade not slip off the wheels?
I’ve reently set up and adjusted my new used bansaw and it works pretty well.
There’s still on thing I don’t understand though.
On every other wheel-and-belt system if the wheel doesn’t have ridges (or at least is convex) – the belt will ride off the wheel either on its own or with just a little pressure.
On a bandsaw where the band is quite thin and the wheels are narrow and concave – I would expect the blade would slide right off the wheels as soon as you started pushing material into it.
But it doesn’t. In fact even though my rear bearing guide is very close to the blade – I never even had the blade touch the guide.
Does anyone here understand the mechanics that keep that blade centered?
Thanks in advance.