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Mikesbeehives
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Sloppy Carriage- twists

I recently purchased and assembled my LM 29. With it I purchased 5 extra blades. I used one of the 5 to start out. What a disaster. Very hard time keeping the blade on the tracks and it just did not want to cut very well. What a difference when I changed it with the blade that came with it. All the difference in the world. My problem now is that the carriage is very wobbly when I push it down the tracks. It seems to twist and not want to go straight. I have to hold the throtttle with my right hand and push the left side with my left hnd to keep it straight.

r.garrison1
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I have an LM29, and have never had that issue.  It sounds like one of the rollers is binding or something. Have someone watch while you are pushing it, watching each wheel (one at a time), to make certain the wheel is turning. 

For the rollers on top, maybe use a sharpie to mark the edge of them, so you can see under the metal supports if they are turning. They are pretty well covered, so harder to see.

Is there a chance one of them is riding next to the rail, not on the rail?

Mikesbeehives
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There are 2 spot along the track (rails) where both sets of wheels on the same side bind up and squeel. When they do this, they do dt turn. It happens in both directions in the same spot. I have aligned, leveled and checked everything I can possibly think of.

r.garrison1
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The bottom wheel? Is there a bolt sticking out?

I built mine with the bolt head outside, the nut inside. Some of the bolts are different lengths, so if you have a longer bolt and the head is to the inside, it could be the problem.

Mikesbeehives
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I'll have to check that out. Thanks.