Bandsaw resawing

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Forum topic by bbutler36 posted 02-09-2010 11:05 PM 920 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2010 11:05 PM

I have a Jet 14” bandsaw. I am trying to resaw lumber. I have a 1/2” blade. The blade is tracking well. I tried to set the fence up for the drift in the blade, but it was such an angle, that the fence could not even be adjusted to the angle. I instead installed a board to act as the fence, but had the same results… When I start cutting, the blade starts curving off towards the left. By the time I’m 2” into the board, the blade is 1/4” to 3/8” off from where it started. Any suggestions?!?

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#1 posted 02-09-2010 11:17 PM

Ya got a bad blade. The “set” is off kilter and is causin’ the wandering. Reset your existing blade or get a new one. I use a 1/2” 3 TPI blade from Highland Woodworking. The “Woodslicer” (I think that’s the name) is the best I’ve used.


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#2 posted 02-09-2010 11:20 PM

Replace the long fence with a resaw “post”. You can easily make one. Here is an example of a commercially available model.

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 01:54 AM

I think Jet comes with a resaw post.

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 01:59 AM

Worst case scenario if ALL else fails, spin the wheel backwards by hand as you hold an oil stone alongside the side it tends to drift towards. Knocking off some of the set will balance the load on the teeth, and it will tend to cut truer. Slightly slower, but in a more controllable manner.

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