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Hints and Tips #22: Wandering Bandsaw

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-05-2016 02:10 AM 708 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The last time I used my band saw it started acting up. I had a hard time steering the cut, but I got through it. It was just a band saw box.

Today I discovered what the problem was. For whatever reason, perhaps my wheel tilting adjustment is loose, the blade was not between the guide blocks. It’s just a, 1/8 inch blade, so there’s not much fudge room. It wasn’t the saw, it was my set up!

So if your band saw blade is wandering around, check your guide blocks!

[Fun Fact: The Esperanto word for band saw is bendosegilo.]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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