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This causes a band to start diving into the log in an uncontrolled manner. Remember that distortion is caused when a band is driven with a tooth load greater than the body steel is capable of withstanding and still return back to its original shape. Any bandsaw that is pushed to this point of stretch has become distorted. This will cause the band to not run good and it will dive into the log because of the natural change of curvature called anti-clastic curvature. Myth of restoring bandsaws debunked: When this happens the band cannot be restored to new by the Saw Repairman/Sawfiler. However the sawfiler can distort the middle of the back of the band to equal the front stretch/distortion. Of course for those who know the term this is called benching. This is when a roller or hammer is used to expand/distort the molecules to match the front distortion. The roller stretches the molecules by elongating them as it is pressed between two specially shaped steel rollers. The hammer expands the molecules in a star burst shape to achieve the distortion of making the middle of the band back longer. The hammer needs to be crowned to give a star burst expansion.
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.
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The bench mounted units being smaller are something a woodworking hobbiest is more likely to have. The floor stand models with larger motors and more options are also generally better built much heavier and sturdier. With bandsaws the heavier and sturdier frame will definitely lead to more accurate consistent cuts. Believe me with a bandsaw vibration is NOT your friend. Cutting Capability In reference to cutting size the two issues to consider with a specific model are: The DEPTH of the cut (the distance from the table to the upper blade guides) The Saws THROAT depth (distance from the blade itself to the vertical frame section of the body of the saw) The DEPTH of the cut determines the thickness of stock that can be cut using that bandsaw.