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Forum topic by bul1seye posted 02-04-2010 07:00 PM 5884 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bul1seye

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02-04-2010 07:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I have a Grizzly G1012 18” woodworking band saw, when I purchased it, there were missing parts. I replaced the fence with a stock Grizzly fence. Since then I have decided I would like the option of being able to resaw stock.

I have done it successfully on some oak and maple, I was extremely happy with the results using a new woodslicer blade from Highland Woodworking. My issue is that with certain other woods I can’t seem to get enough adjustment from the fence to make a successful cut. I am considering another fence but not sure which way to go.

I have been looking at a Kreg fence but don’t want to spend the money if I don’t have to. Is there another way to utilize the fence that I have. I was entertaining the idea of attaching an extruded piece of aluminum to the fence that and piggy backing another adjustable fence (homemade) to that. Has anyone out there experienced the same situation that could help me with some suggestions.

Kreg could only tell me and I quote: “I’m sorry but I will not be able to give you a 100% answer since the chart you are referring to is the only reference that we have. According to the other 18” models it should fit just that you will have to remove the mounting rail every time you change the blade”


Any help would be appreciated.

-- Jim Oswego NY


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#1 posted 02-04-2010 07:10 PM

I have a drift master from Laguna. I’m not a fan of there over priced products having bought some of them.
The drift master does things other fences don’t . If you want a over priced product with poor customer service this might be the one for you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 07:15 PM

Jim,

In the latest issue of Fine Woodworking, they have an article on making a bandsaw resaw fence basically from scraps that is amazing, it also includes it’s own rails that it rides on! I think I may make one for myself. It looks very accurate and adjustable too! I’ll see if I can find a link to the article, although I dont know if it exists online or just in the magazine version.

Found it…and its not in the members only area either :) http://www.finewoodworking.com/ToolGuide/ToolGuidePDF.aspx?id=33148

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 04:09 AM

Jim, I am confused, if you are getting good results with some woods, you should get good results with all. If you are talking about adjusting the drift of the fence, do a search here and you will find some posts in the last week that explain how to adjust the tilt of the upper wheel so that the cut will be parallel with the fence.

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 05:01 AM

So you are saying that different types and heights of wood should all resaw the same? I had read on the Hightland woodworking how to section that different densities of wood might not resaw the same. I’ll do a search to see if I can find the posts you referred to. Thanks

-- Jim Oswego NY

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 02:13 PM

Jim. yes different heights might resaw a little differently based on how many teeth are in the wood at a time, but if you saw is set up to saw parallel to the fence, I can’t see why you would need to reset the fence. I tried to find the post but couldn’t. The main idea is to adjust the tilt of the upper wheel so that the blade is cutting parrallel to the fence. If the blade is too far one way or another, it will drift, small adjustments are made with test cuts until it cut right.

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 02:20 PM

I set up the saw to be co planner and didn’t know that you can tweek the top wheel adjustment to correct for drift. I haven’t found the post you referred to yet but in the mean time I went off the deep end and bought a laguna fence. I was able to buy one with out paying the list price and got a king blade included with it. I hope I made a good decision. I won’t have it for at least 3 weeks, so in the mean time I will play with what I have to see if I can get back on track. Thanks for the input.

-- Jim Oswego NY

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 04:44 PM

you made a good decision, and the re-saw king blade you’ll be amazed at the finish, both good products.s

I like how the fence adds table support infont of the table, and the fence is long!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 07:16 PM

Thanks for the words of support, I now have invested nearly as much as I paid for the saw used. That was a difficult decision. I had read on a number of posts that many others were using the product. The post by a1jim where he still recommended the fence although he felt it was overpriced and wasn’t comfortable with customer support. That alone says a lot for the product. Thus I made the plunge.

-- Jim Oswego NY

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