|Forum topic by BuyoMasilla||posted 06-30-2011 02:43 PM||1071 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-30-2011 02:43 PM
Greetings Ladies & Gents,
I’m not sure if there are some of you out there like me who at times buys something because it seemed like too good a deal to pass on. (Sorry, here I go making a short story long) I’ll try to stay on point. Was wanting and looking for a bandsaw. Not many were showing up in the local paper classifieds which is a good resource. Finally a fairly old Rockwell with a small motor showed up. I’ve been thinking that a bandsaw would be a nice addition to my collection of inexpensive and underpowered homeowner type woodworking tools. Though I has no opulence, I jump in it. It’s only .5 hp 14” bandsaw with decent resawing (has a riser) capacity. As I am hopeful of resawing with it, I went to the local blade sharpener and had him weld me a 3/4” 3 tpi blade.
Yesterday I checked out a DVD from my local library on BS operation. It has a lot of information and gave me some ideas for when I start using this tool. (I didn’t say that it is at a Buddy’s garage while mine gets retrofitted). The expert in the DVD didn’t own a 3/4” wide blade and resawed with 1/2” blade.
My question to you here, if you will comment, is the half inch wide blade better for resawing than the 3/4”?, what could the pros & cons be between one and the other?, any of you have a homemade fence design you could share?
I look forward to reading your opinions and thank you for reading.
Best Regards, Mario, KHA Buyo Masilla
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........