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Old 07-27-2018, 04:18 PM
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Angry Grinder tracking

I have an older balder grinder that won’t track worth a flip. The track wheel is crowned to 30 thousands or better! Any suggestions?
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:03 PM
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I'm no expert, but I'll tell you what mine is.

My 2x48 grinder is crowned 0.015 inch, half of your's, but it tracks slow when I turn the tracking bolt. I hope that helps.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:16 AM
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Assuming there isn't some type of physical damage to the machine (something bent or tweaked somewhere), usually tracking issues tend to be maintenance related..... It can be caused by a worn drive, or attachment contact wheel(s), worn parts in the tracking mechanism, or even worn bearings.

My suggestion would be methodically go through the machine and check everything out. Personally, I keep a supply of bearings in the shop for just such instances.

Grinders, like any other machine, require routine maintenance. If you've not done that in a while, now is the time. If you let it go, things will only get worse.


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