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Every good bandsaw blade can cut straight lines. Each blade will do so in its own way. In other words each blade has its own "lead angle". How can we determine this lead angle? Some experts suggest using a Resaw Guide. This is like a single point which allows you to change the angle of your feed into the blade. It takes practice to use this method. Moreover this technique requires constant attention. If you have to figure out the right feed direction why not just do it once? Then set your bandsaw fence accordingly and cut straight lines. It is just that easy. Ensure that the blade and fence are both 90-degrees to your table. Take a straight piece of wood about two to three feet long. Mark a line down the center. Cut freehand along the line trying to keep the cut on the centerline. Feed at a normal pace.
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.
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When it comes to using a portable sawmill your choice comes down to one of two options: either a bandsaw mill or a chainsaw mill. When considering a bandsaw you have to weigh all of the evidence to decide if it is the best choice for your needs. Bandsaw mills work by means of a blade sliding back and forth horizontally through the lumber. The denser the wood the harder it is for the blade to move. If a blade gets too slow or starts to bind then you wont have a precise cut. The blade has to fight to get through the wood and will start to bend slightly. Plus you run the risk of burning up the motor. The only way around this is to increase the power. Thats why it is better to invest in larger models of bandsaws. If you choose to continue using a bandsaw that is too small for the job then you could end up with wavy cut wood.