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#1 posted 10-20-2010 06:48 PM

One thing I learned the hard way was to watch the guides, tension, and center of the blade. If the blade starts getting loose or off center, it can cut the wood in an arch from top to bottom. Drove me crazy for the longest time. The whole thing was because a guide bearing seized and the blade got hot and stretched – just a touch, throwing everything out. When it works, does a great job.

On a second note—be very careful feeding the band saw – they get hungry. I had a family member when feeding a piece of wood into the blade grab the piece. It pulled in very quicky and with it his thumb slicing a good piece out of his thumb. Only took a half a second. These toys are good at what they do.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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