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No matter what size or style you choose for your bandsaws bandsaw sharpeners keep that blade at the peak of perfection. Whoa What Exactly Do Bandsaw Sharpeners Do? Bandsaw sharpeners are not really hard to explain. They do exactly what the name implies: bandsaw sharpeners sharpen your bandsaw blades. Bandsaw blades tend to dull with use. Of course this is obvious; all you have to do is take a long look at what that little blade is doing for you. My teeth would get kind of dull and tired if I was munching through that much wood. Having to replace those bandsaw blades can get extremely expensive. True they cost an average of $10 USD per blade but when you have to replace them multiple times you may decide that sharpening that blade is more economic for you. Okay So How Do Bandsaw Sharpeners Work? This is the beautiful part. There are a couple of options to the person that is wanting to sharpen the bandsaw blades rather than of replacing the bandsaw blades.
The fine dust that this type of saw discharges adds to this issue. A bandsaw that has a cleaning brush will stay cleaner with less effort on your part. Placing a bandsaw brush onto your saws lower wheel tire is an easy way to prolong the tires life. Without the brush the saw dust metal shavings or debris will build up on the saws tire. Eventually this can result in wear as a result of compression and can significantly shorten the life of the tire. Another worthwhile feature is a built-in dust collection port allowing it to be connected to your shop vacuum. Additional Functionality Finally having a miter gauge as well as a rip fence will greatly increase a bandsaw s functionality. These two features are especially effective for ripping cross cutting and resawing.
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Or better yet ask other woodcraft enthusiasts on their take on their power cutting tool of choice to know their first hand experience in using them. Many people ask me about wide cut blades. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using wide cut blades. I have had a good amount of experience with bands up to 12" wide but for this particular article we will deal with the most popular applications and that is blades in the 2"-6" width. Lets start with the tooth of the bandsaw blades: We know that tooth load is very important with all bandsaw blades and keeping tooth load down per square inch is the most important thing that a sawyer/sawfiler can do to preserve his bandsaw. For an illustration of this lets look at the teeth of a swage tooth or a welded tooth band. Note that all comparisons will have to be made of equal width bands for this comparison to be accurate. The swage tooth and the welded tooth have a full tooth width at the top or the leading edge.
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.