|Forum topic by PocketHole69||posted 07-23-2010 04:51 PM||3268 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-23-2010 04:51 PM
Hey, I just got my first bandsaw yesterday, a Jet 10” model, and spent an hour or so adjusting the guides and table per the manual. I made a few test cuts on scraps that I had laying around the garage, but I noticed that the cut is not very smooth compared to say, my table saw. It cuts straight and without problems, but the cut is “rough” with 1/32” teeth marks down the length of the cut. It’s not bad- a simple sanding on my drill press sanding drum will remove them, but its definitely not smooth.
Complete newbie question: Is this normal?
I’ve never owned a bandsaw before, so I have no idea what a “good” cut should look like from one. Do I need to do some more adjustment, or buy a better blade, or is this just how bandsaws cut?
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA