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Old 08-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Tile Saw Not Tracking Straight


My CHICAGO TC250B-I 10" wet saw, 2.5 Horse Power is not tracking straight. We're talking 1/4" off by the time it gets to the end of a 15 1/2" tile! Is there an adjustment to straighten the blade? The blade is not warped and I did put a square on it. Or is there a way to adjust the slide tray? On smaller tiles it isn't really a big deal, but more and more people want these huge tiles for that spa look...

Thanks for any advice you can offer!
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How old is the blade?
On my small saw that usually means the blade is worn out



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My CHICAGO TC250B-I 10" wet saw, 2.5 Horse Power is not tracking straight. We're talking 1/4" off by the time it gets to the end of a 15 1/2" tile! Is there an adjustment to straighten the blade? The blade is not warped and I did put a square on it. Or is there a way to adjust the slide tray? On smaller tiles it isn't really a big deal, but more and more people want these huge tiles for that spa look...

Thanks for any advice you can offer!
The problem is probably in the alignment between the blade and the carraige that carries the tile. Check the instructions for adjusting the unit to get it back into spec.
If there are no instructions, you should be able to figure it out by looking at the saw.
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Switched blades


I switched blades and it did not solve problem. Thought I could figure it out, but the manual doesn't seem to be where it's supposed to be. I'll look around a little more tomorrow. I'm just anxious to get my personal bath finished. It's only been 9 months since I gutted it!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:12 PM   #5
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As a rule, if the blade is not warped and the table wheels are not worn out, then the head bearings are toast and will have to be replaced.
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