|Forum topic by Anapolis7||posted 09-25-2010 12:49 AM||2648 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-25-2010 12:49 AM
I have a Grizzly G0457 bandsaw that currently has a 106” Timberwolf 6tpi blade on it. I am attempting to resaw some tiger maple into sheets of veneer to cover some speakers I am building. I will say that I am not very experienced in using a bandsaw, but I am having some odd problems.
1) The saw will make rip cuts all day long of a consistent thickness without bogging down, but when i begin to resaw the saw takes forever to slice through the maple. A 4” wide by 40” thicknessed to 13/16 took me ten minutes to resaw through. Is this normal? Do I need a blade with fewer tpi?
2) I have adjusted and readjusted the thrust bearings and guide bearings a ton of times however the blade seems to manage to slip over the edge of the rear thrust bearing. Am I too close to the blade or is there a way to shift this bearing laterally that I am missing?
3) I have checked and rechecked the drift angle and confirmed that the fence is adjusted properly however I have to constantly fight as I push the board through to keep the board from pulling away from the fence. I am assuming that I need something to the effect of a high feather board or one of those magnetic fences with the bearings to apply constant pressure. Any ideas?
Thanks again for reading. I am sure this is relatively amature stuff I am having troubles with but I have had to learn by doing with this saw and at the moment I am frustrated. Any help you can offer would be great.