I just purchased a Rikon 10-inch bandsaw. The blade keeps slipping. I have still to plug the machine if the blade would stay on the wheel.
I follow the following steps:
I lock the tension lever. There is a knob to further adjust the tension on the blade. On this machine there is no gauge to tell me how much to tense the blade. I tense it till a 1/4 inch deflection. Sometimes this is as much as the knob will turn.
I then rotate the wheel by hand and adjust the tracking knob.
No matter how much I adjust the blade keeps drifting either to the front or back of the wheel, and eventually slips off.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to contact Rikon and got no response.