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Bandsaw Set up This is one of those tools that must be carefully set up and adjusted before using. Read the manual carefully and follow them closely. This is a job that can take time (even a couple of hours) but it is worth it in the long run. There are many fine adjustments that need to be made in order for a bandsaw to operate smoothly and properly. These tasks include setting the blade tension properly as well as setting the blade guides the thrust bearing and the side bearings. Failure to make these adjustments may result in decreased performance as well as making it more likely that the blades will break. Anyone that owns a bandsaw will tell you that properly used and maintained a bandsaw is the perfect addition to any workshop. A bandsaw will quickly take center stage and do the tasks of many of your other power tools. As is such being able to recognize and understand various types of bandsaw blades is as important to your workshop as a good bandsaw itself.
In the case of woodworking bandsaws variable speed is not usually an issue. However when cutting hard plastic or metal having a lower speed available can be a good feature. Additional Features All bandsaws have tables. The table is the large flat surface that supports the wood when you are using the saw. The table should be cast-iron steel or aluminum alloy and ideally should be capable of tilting generally up to 45-degrees for angled cuts. In many instances the table will measure about 16" square and in the best of all possible worlds would have a miter track as part of its standard equipment. Maintenance Issues Because there are so many moving parts in a bandsaw it is important to keep those parts as clean as possible for smooth movement and accuracy.
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Then you will have to run all of the cut lumber through a planer to even it out. This not only wastes material but it doubles your man-hours which in turn costs money.As long as the wood you are cutting is smaller or softer then you can go with a smaller bandsaw. Matching the blade size up with the density of the wood means that you can have precision cuts each and every time. Regardless of the density the one thing to remember with this type of saw is that the blades need to be sharpened regularly. A dull blade will slow down productivity and damage the wood. It is common to go through 3 to 6 blades in a days worth of cutting. Sharpening these blades is best left to an expert unless you want to invest in the extra equipment necessary to do it yourself.