LumberJocks

Reply by Grumpymike

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Finally got me a little band saw... What are your favorite jigs or recommended jigs?

View Grumpymike's profile

Grumpymike

2214 posts in 2220 days


#1 posted 04-19-2013 01:06 AM

Hi Angie,
Nice Delta bandsaw … 71/2 inch??? I think it’s a 12 inch. measure from the blade to the back of the throat … (the post that goes up to the top wheel) that throat width (blade to post) is the size of the saw.
Yes, build a fence first, mine is a 3 1/2” X 5” angle with support braced to keep it at 90 degrees, I use the short side for general use and the long side for resawing, just clamp it to the table and fine adjust with a tap of the mallet. Make it a bit longer than your table. I used plywood for stability.
Blade tention is important, I raise my guides to 6” above the table and look for 1/4” deflection to the blade. there is usually a guage some where on the saw, but not all blades have exactly the same circumfrence, so the guage reading will very.
Now for the blades … Alot of folks will tell you that this blade is better than that blade … And they may be right, for the type of work that they do … For us beginners with limited budgets, We will use a mid priced blade and have about three sizes … I use a 3/16”, a 1/4”, and a 3/4” inch blades for the verious work that I do. The 1/4” is the most used.
When you do finally buy a new blade, you will have to round the back of the blade with a stone so that you can make tighter arced cuts.
Now with all that in mind take a piece of wood and make some cuts, to see what it will do. and have fun safely, keep your fingers away from the path of the blade.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com