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Forum topic by wdbill posted 01-14-2013 11:18 AM 971 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wdbill

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01-14-2013 11:18 AM

I have a Jet JWBS-14ProDX 1-1/4HP Bandsaw. And I want to learn how to resaw. I have several blades 1/2’’ thru 3/4’’. The blade tension is very hard to get to proper mark I’m never able to get it to the mark. I went to a demo and watched them resaw no problem with a Powermatic 14’’ at woodworkers source. I was thinking about a carter Quick Release They are on the powermatic. that way I can tension the blade with not having any tension on the blade.

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 12:27 PM

Tension the blade without tension? Nah!
I don’t use a blade wider than 1/2” on my 14” saw.
A well tuned saw with a 1/2” 3 tpi blade will resaw all day long. You did not state the number of teeth per inch on your blades. Are they quality blades?
The reference marks on the saws are mostly for “almost”. I tension for about a 1/8” deflection on the blade (guides out of the way) using VERY light finger pressure.
Just the way I do it.
Bill

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 03:22 PM

For blades, 1/2” – 3/4” bandsaw blades are recommended for resawing. I’m using 3/4” Haltbar blade for my resaw job. Read this . It might help.

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