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You just cut along straight lines making it necessary to have a board which has one square side and an edge. Unfortunately majority of woodworkers dont seem to be aware of how to go ahead with it. Successful resawing necessarily demands a suitable blade selection sufficient tension right operational level and the right stock control. Selection of Blade: When you saw a thick stock the blade is subjected to much of pressure with each of its teeth shaving and throwing out waste. Using a blade with three teeth to an inch (TPI) has large gullets to facilitate plenty of waste. The blade is supported on its top and bottom on thrust bearings. During the real process of cutting its only the stiffness or the "beam strength" of blade that keeps the cut going straight and prevents its drift.
Similarly you must adjust the upper block guides in their forward-back positions centering them to the center of the blades width. In their left-right positions adjust the guide blocks to only faintly touch the blade. Adjust the lower blade guides in the same manner. Testing: And at that your bandsaw blade removal and reinstallation is almost complete. The last step of the procedure is simply testing the sucker out. Plug-in and engage your bandsaw. Observe the blade - ensure it doesnt vibrate or fall out of center. In the event the blade does vibrate or fall out of center simply re-tension and re-track the blade until it spins properly. Im often asked what sort of blades I use on my bandsaw. And the answer is - it depends.
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Again using the tension wheel (knob) apply tension to the new blade. You may need to hold the blade in place until the tension itself becomes enough to maintain the blades position. Just exactly how much tension you apply to the blade is dependent upon the type more specifically the width of blade youve installed. There should be a tension-indicator on the back of your bandsaw to help you find the proper tension for your blade. Tracking: Once youve applied proper tension to the blade it needs to be tracked or centered. Using the tracking knob on the side of the band saw you can perfectly center the blade on the blade-wheels. Turn this knob while using your other hand to spin the blade wheel. This will allow you to see all of the blade and to track it accordingly. Adjusting: Next finalize the adjustments to your upper ball bearing guide which should sit just exactly behind though not touching the blade. There should be only a hairs breadth of space between the guide and the blade.
A board with one square edge and side is necessary. Problem is most woodworkers dont have a clue how to do this. Successful resawing calls for nothing more complicated than appropriate blade selection adequate tension setting the fence and proper stock control. Blade Selection: As you saw through very thick stock you put a lot of pressure on every part of the blade engaged in the cut. Each saw tooth shaves out waste. Blades with 3 teeth per inch (tpi) have large gullets which have room for a lot of waste. Thrust bearings support the blade above and below. During the actual cut only the blades stiffness or "beam strength" will keep the cut proceeding straight and free of wander. Its my experience that a quality 1/2" 3-tooth blade gives good results. I tried wider blades with no increase in efficiency.