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The best suggestion I could give is to always take extreme caution when using a bandsaw for any reason. Bandsaws come in both horizontal and vertical models with each type having its own set of precautions and safety issues. A few common precautions can be used by both. Never use a bandsaw while intoxicated or while you are not in the right frame of mind. A clear mind a clean bandsaw and a good instruction manual can go a long way in saving you and your family from an untimely death. No one will ever deny the fact that a bandsaw is an extremely important part of any home workshop. Bandsaws allow the novice and expert alike the opportunity to cut limber and wood in a fashion that the resulting pieces can combine to create furniture shelving tables or anything else that is useful around the home.
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.
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You can do the sharpening at home or you can take the blades to someone else who will sharpen the blades for a fee. Choosing to do this sharpening at home is usually reserved for hardcore woodworkers that are quite seasoned and feel comfortable around bandsaws. There are two popular types of bandsaw sharpeners on the market today: manual or automatic. Hmm What Is A Manual Bandsaw Sharpener? A manual bandsaw sharpener is a machine that you use to sharpen the bandsaw blade tooth by tooth. You have the pleasure of sitting down and carefully sharpening each and every tooth removing all debris and possible buildup. Each tooth must be precisely the same size and show the same signs of wear and tear. This can be difficult and time consuming. Many woodworkers choose instead to use an automatic bandsaw sharpener.
The reason there is not a side load is the angle of the side of the tooth. The tooth is bent or set at such a sharp angle on the side that only the top corner of about.010 touches the wood fiber. Of course if you run your band excessively dull it does take on more side load. Now compare the gullet stretch per tooth. Remember both band bodies are .042. The set tooth has the total kerf stress divided between 3 teeth. The swaged full tooth carries the entire kerf stress per tooth plus the side load on 2 sides per tooth. It is easy to understand that the full tooth carries twice the load just because of the top width of .084. Then add the 2 sides of load and we have at least 3 times more tooth load per square inch than the set tooth bands have. What does this mean? From my experience the set tooth pound for pound will perform 2 to 3 times better than a full tooth of the same band width and thickness. This is true even if a special steel is welded to from the full tooth. Let me talk about the body of the band for a bit here. I have spoken of the distortion and how it changes the middle portion of the band to dish on the log side.