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04-18-2016 02:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw sanding shaping milling

I have a 12” Craftsman bandsaw manufactured back in 76’. Works well although, the cast iron table is not dead flat by about 1/16” or so where the blade inserts. Suggestions for making it dead flat? So far, using a flat piece of plexiglass with low grit sandpaper. Good workout for the shoulders, haha but, need to speed up the process. Thinking of purchasing a DA polisher/sander. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 03:11 AM

make a bandsaw table to go on top of the cast iron table, A piece of MDF is great for that, just cut a piece big enough to touch the bandsaw column on the left side, and a 6”overhang on the right , cut it straight , secure it to the table, and now you have a bandsaw table with a zero clearance insert all built in.
If you want you can cut a miter slot in it for your miter gauge:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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