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Forum topic by Hard_as_Wood posted 05-16-2017 09:56 PM 372 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hard_as_Wood

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05-16-2017 09:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw fence question

With the help of my strong wife I stood the bandsaw up for the first time after getting it home yesterday late afternoon.

I’m waiting now at this point until my new Timber Wolf 3/4” 2-3tpi blad arrives tomorrow to set everything up.

I was checking the fence that came with it and noticed it was slightly concave. the bottom and top edges were on but the middle sunk in a bit. It seems by design and not by error.

Should it be this way or not? I can see if the piece your sawing is tall enough to touch the top part of the fence I feel everything would be fine, but if it’s shorter then it would “lean” back resulting in a slanted resawn cut.

Unless I’m missing something here, please advise.
thanks

-- Ciao!


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 10:17 PM

The fence should be flat. I usually use a piece of Baltic Birch plywood on my fence and make it tall enough to resaw with.

For what it’s worth, I use a 1/2 “Woodslicer blade to resaw on my 16” bandsaw. I find it is difficult to properly tension a 3/4” blade. The 1/2” blade does a very good job at resawing.

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Hard_as_Wood

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 10:21 PM

Oh hang it! Why do I always have to get the messed up fence?

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