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These are merely approximate indicators so start by moderately tightening the blade which has been placed on the wheels. 2. Tracking the Blade Before you start to plug in the machine make sure the guide blocks and thrust bearings are totally clear of the blade. Rotate the blade wheels by hand. CAUTION: Dont place your finger through the spokes of the wheel. You could severely damage or lose a finger. As it is rotated the blade should move to the center of the rubber tire on the top and hopefully the bottom wheels. If the blade does not seem to center you have to adjust the "top wheel tilt knob" while you hand-turn the wheel. Turn the wheel until you get it tracking on the center of the rubber tires or as close as possible. You may need a bit more tension on the blade but dont overly compress the rubber tires. 3. Adjusting the Guide Blocks/Pins Move the top guide blocks/pins back or forward so the front edges will be right behind the blade teeth.
However the mid-range bandsaw is more of a workhorse that can potentially re-saw up to its maximum capacity. Build quality is an important factor to look out for. Also think about the longevity and repair work. It is preferable to choose a machine that is capable of taking replacement parts by various manufacturers or you would be asking for trouble if spares are no longer available when the model is discontinued. Most 14" bandsaws have ground cast iron tables and many manufacturers now provide oversize rectangular tables. If your bandsaw comes with this table make sure it is accompanied by robust trunnions (table supports/mounting brackets) to compensate for the extra weight. Large sized bandsaws are for more professional woodworkers and are in the range of 17" 19" 21" and 24" models for the professional workshop. 17" bandsaws are popular due to the reasonable pricing. These machines will do fine curve work and are really suitable for resawing.
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These are comparable to scroll saws in capability and size. These bandsaws cannot be used for internal cutting because of the unbroken nature of blades. They have less vibration more power and larger capacity than most scroll saws and are ideal for small work such as box making model building or intarsia. Woodworkers buying this bandsaw should look for one which is solidly built and has a smooth operation rather than the fancy extras such as lasers. A good blade guiding system is essential and at the least look for a bandsaw with guides above and below the table that are fully adjustable. The next size of the bandsaw blade for small woodwork shops are the 14" models. You will find the largest range to choose from in this size. They are most suitable for curve cutting and can still cope with delicate work.
If a product is built with safety in mind this keeps the butcher safe plus it extends the life span of the bandsaw. Both the Butcherquip Table Top and the Floor Standing Bandsaws include a safety switch on the access doors and it has an electronic motor brake that stops the blade instantly when the door is opened or if it is switched off. The Butcherquip Bandsaws are formidable commercial catering equipment that are a butchers best friend because they are built for toughness reliability efficiency and to last a very long time. CaterWeb stocks a full range of commercial kitchen products and we even offer free demonstrations as well as hands on training if necessary. Visit our website to access our online store or alternatively we welcome you to visit our new showroom.