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Forum topic by Paul Fisicaro posted 11-15-2018 01:27 PM 187 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul Fisicaro

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11-15-2018 01:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw resaw

As a noob on band saws (had this one for a few years), I’m a little confused on what the “14 inch” measurement comes into play on a band saw. I understand that a 14” inch saw cannot resaw a 14” inch piece of wood but my saw only cuts up to a 6 1/2 inch piece of wood – that’s less than half of the 14. I know through research that you need a riser block to increase the height fully but I would think that a 14” band saw (out of the box per say) would cut higher than 6 1/2 inches.

I don’t see how to increase that any more than it is right now, even a few more inches. The blade guard is all the way to the top and can’t move any higher. Am I to assume that 6 1/2 inches is max without a riser block?

I also read the the 14” refers to tire size….???

sorry for the noob question and thanks for any input. I need some edumacation on this subject. .

Also, I have a 1/2” wood slicer blade on it right now and this is where the tension is set at.
It’s between 1/2” and 3/4” .. too tight? If I press the blade it moves about an 1/8” and doesn’t feel overly tight.


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#1 posted 11-15-2018 01:31 PM

14” is the size of your wheels. From blade to frame on the left probably measure something around 13 1/2 inches. It’s a 14” saw because it can cut something almost 14” wide, but not something 14” tall. 6” cut height sounds about right for that saw. My previous saw, Craftsman 14” saw! Would cut 8” height. My current 17” saw will cut 12” tall.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 01:35 PM

Look for a YouTube video by Alex Snodgrass on bandsaw tuning. It helped me a lot with bandsaw tuning and use. If you’ve used the saw at that tension and didn’t break the blade or the saw, it’s not too tight.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 01:56 PM

Bill’s got it on the size. Nothing to do with resaw height, just the wheel size.

For tension, forget the gauge. 1/8” movement when you push on it sounds about right. Another way to set it is by “flutter”. Loosen tension (keep enough to avoid blade slippage) and turn the saw on. You’ll be able to see the blade fluttering due to vibration. Gradually tighten the tension until it stops fluttering then give it a little more.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 02:18 PM

Thanks guys!

Another question:
Does anyone know the screw size for the 4 screws on the sides of the table where you mount a fence too?

EDIT: Found out its a 1/4” x 28.. 1 1/4”..

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