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Take a piece of paper the size of a $5.00 bill and fold it from the back around the saw blade. Move the blade and bank note between the guides/pins and without deflecting the blade tighten the guides/pins to a nice fit around the paper. Do the same for the bottom guide/pins. 4. Position the Thrust Bearings Move the top thrust bearing until it is almost touching the blade. It need not roll when you hand-turn the blade but should roll when you cut wood. Do the same for the bottom bearing. You should now have your blade guides and thrust bearings tuned for accurate sawing. 5. Square the Table The final step is to set the table 90 degrees to the blade. Place a small square (4″ to 6″) on the table against the blade. At the back bottom of the table there should be an adjusting bolt allowing you to change the angle of the table. Turn the bolt until the square shows the blade and table are 90 degrees to each other. NOTE: Each time you change the blade you should go through steps 1 through 5. When you have finished working with your bandsaw and will not be using it for a while release the blade tension. There is no sense in creating a flat side on your rubber tires.
Remember the term certain distance this is important. Each molecule of steel is round in shape and can be stretched or elongated to a certain distance before it is stressed and begins to remain elongated. When a molecule remains elongated it has been distorted in the gullet from pulling too large (more than the body molecules can take) of a tooth load. The band gullet has what we call a long front. We say this because the front has stretched but the molecules at the back of the band have remained un stretched. This condition causes a hump that rises up in the middle portion of the band or in other words the middle of the band will hump toward the slab side and the mirror image is on the log side being concave. At this point the band will dive into the log every time! Note: A good spring has the ability to elongate or compress a certain or prescribed amount and return to its original shape millions of times without losing strength.
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So my standard ripping blade is 3TPI Skip tooth. That means the teeth are the size they would be if it were 6TPI but every other one is missing. This means the gullets are easily able to carry away the sawdust and I get a smooth and clean cut. If we are crosscutting however or using much thinner material then 3TPI is simply too coarse to get a smooth cut. Here the sawdust is finer and we can get away with smaller gullets without them getting clogged up. 6 8 or 12 TPI may be more suitable. If cutting sheet metal like brass that TPI count may go up to 24. That would still give us 3 teeth in 1/8" material. I recommend that when buying a new blade buy two the same. There is nothing more frustrating than breaking a blade and having to stop whilst a replacement arrives in the post! So I suggest you start with a ½" 3TPI Skip blade for ripping and a ¼" 6TPI for crosscutting and curved work. That should get you through most of your tasks.