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#1 posted 12-23-2016 06:31 PM

You’ll need to be sure that the guides you are using are not metal or ceramic, which I doubt they are unless you are a previous owner modified them. A 1/8” blade will be cutting into the guides, so if they are metal or ceramic the blade will be destroyed quickly.
- pmayer

The guides, regardless of what they are made of, should be adjusted so the blade teeth are in front of them, not digging into them. If they are digging into them, then the saw is not adjusted properly.

So… here is the obligatory band saw tune up video:
Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass – YouTube

And here is a quick chart showing curve radius by blade size:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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