Bandsaw pulls on piece?

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Forum topic by Derakon posted 01-22-2013 05:41 PM 815 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 05:41 PM

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I was cutting half-laps into some 3”-wide oak strips yesterday with my bandsaw (so, basically doing a 3”-thick resaw), and was surprised when the strips were pulled towards the blade—like I was doing a climbing cut with a rotary tool. In a bandsaw all of the force should be downwards, right? So why would the piece be getting pulled? It wasn’t an excessive strong pull, but it was surprising, and I don’t like being surprised around power tools.

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 05:55 PM

and the blade you are using is?????


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#2 posted 01-22-2013 05:57 PM

An almost-new 1/2” woodslicer. Sorry, I guess I should have provided more information in the post. The bandsaw’s a Grizzly G0555 (14”). Any other information that would be helpful?

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 07:36 PM

The drive pulley may not properly tightened. Did you tension the blade properly?

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 03:49 AM

My 1”, 1 TPI Timberwolf cuts so aggressively it almost feels like it is pulling the wood into the blade. I was used to having to push pretty firmly and this new blade scared me a little at how it wanted more wood all the time!

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