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#1 posted 10-11-2012 02:05 PM

Let’s say you have a nearly perfect set up your new Grizzly, so the drifting problem is now eliminated. But the blade burning the wood a little is another problem that is not under the scope of the band saw’s setup. The problem lies on the blade. What tpi blade are you using? Remember, too many teeth in the cut may cause the gullets to “overload” because there is not enough gullet capacity to hold all the sawdust. It will shorten the blade life because of heat from rubbing, not cutting, will work-harden some materials and dull the blade. Re sawing larger stocks require coarser tooth pitch to increase gullet capacity for sawdust to have more space and not to overload. I use 1/2” Hard Back Carbon Haltbar blade from No cutting problems and the price is just right. You can also learn from them regarding your problem.

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