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I realized that a good quality blade of half inch 3-teeth offers good results though I did try wider blades without any increased efficiency. Tension: sufficient blade tension ensures that your blade doesnt move erratically under pressure. As a typical tension gauge doesnt give really accurate results its better to have slightly additional tension than it indicates. You can verify that by opening the lateral guides and thrust bearings. Back off the two below and above the table thus disabling them to remain in contact with the blade. Next crank the tension gauge for getting the needed setting. Push the blade sideways by nearly midway between the lower and upper wheels. Now the blade would easily turn aside for a little length. The movement to sideways should be quarter inch.
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.
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This would consist of a tooth setter and a blade sharpener which you can acquire for about $1000. That investment pays off quickly considering sharpening a blade can cost $10/blade each time. Bandsaws are admired due to their low kerf rating or the amount of wood lost in each cut due to the thickness of the blade. This small amount of extra wood that it saves might not sound like a lot but when it is multiplied times an entire days work it can add up to a substantial amount of lost wood. Resawing implies cutting a thick piece of given wood into thinner slices. A bandsaw is undoubtedly the most appropriate tool for such a job and also safer than using a table saw. Its constricted kerf with vertical movement of its blade makes it exceptionally efficient. It causes minimum wastage of material. Cutting is fast and easy.