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The problem then is that few consumer-grade bandsaws are strong enough to tension such a wide blade and an insufficiently-tensioned blade is likely not to give good results. You can rip perfectly well with the correct ½" blade on any bandsaw if it is set up properly on the machine. Conversely its no good expecting to be able to cut tight bends with a wide blade. If you are doing lots of curved work you will need to fit a narrow blade. A motorbike can go round a much tighter corner than a bus can! Number of teeth As a general rule you should use as few teeth as you can get away with whilst ensuring that there are at least 3 teeth in the wood. So for home woodies making furniture 3 TPI is good for ripping solid timber. Why are fewer teeth better? Because the sawdust has to have somewhere to go and it is the gullets behind the teeth that do that job. Ripping produces long curls of sawdust which have to go somewhere.
This is why such a tool is essential for any woodwork project. However the market is awash with such tools that finding the right one to buy could be quite tricky. Nowadays a power tool can come in different shapes and sizes and offer different functions and results Buying Tips If you plan to buy one a good advice to remember when buying a bandsaw cutting power tool is to go for quality over price because you would be using them over and over again. This will allow you to save more in the long run since you would not need to spend much on maintenance. There are also bandsaw cutting devices appropriate to ones workplace and project so considering these factors are also important. More importantly however is to do your homework on bandsaw cutting tools which are widely indexed over the web.
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All manufacturers have differing ideas and guidelines for properly setting up the bandsaw. I suggest you thoroughly read those instructions. If you got yours used and they did not have instructions contacting the manufacturer will usually get you a free set. Well What Sizes Do Bandsaws Come In? Bandsaws are measured by the radius of the blade. Most bandsaws start at 9 inches and get bigger from there. Most 9 inch bandsaws are simply a heavy machine you connect securely to your preexisting worktable. There are 12 inch and 16 inch bandsaw tables as well but the grandpappy of them all is the 24 inch bandsaw table. This big boy is a table unto itself. The larger the bandsaw the more you will be able to do with that bandsaw. In addition as the bandsaw gets bigger the price has a strange way of increasing as well. I Have Heard That They Are Dangerous A firearm is dangerous sin the wrong hands. A bandsaw can be dangerous even in the right hands.
These are merely approximate indicators so start by moderately tightening the blade which has been placed on the wheels. 2. Tracking the Blade Before you start to plug in the machine make sure the guide blocks and thrust bearings are totally clear of the blade. Rotate the blade wheels by hand. CAUTION: Dont place your finger through the spokes of the wheel. You could severely damage or lose a finger. As it is rotated the blade should move to the center of the rubber tire on the top and hopefully the bottom wheels. If the blade does not seem to center you have to adjust the "top wheel tilt knob" while you hand-turn the wheel. Turn the wheel until you get it tracking on the center of the rubber tires or as close as possible. You may need a bit more tension on the blade but dont overly compress the rubber tires. 3. Adjusting the Guide Blocks/Pins Move the top guide blocks/pins back or forward so the front edges will be right behind the blade teeth.