Bandsaw problem

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Forum topic by milt45 posted 135 days ago 323 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a Jet 12 inch bandsaw with a 1/2 inch blade. I’m trying to make a bandsaw box with drawers like I’ve seen done on You Tube. I can make 6 inch deep cuts, so I’m using a block of wood about 5 3/4×5. The problem is after making the first cut the blade did not cut straight, it bowed or curved. I checked the blade tension and it appeared to be set correctly.
Any suggestions?
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#1 posted 134 days ago

You need a much narrower blade to make bandsaw boxes. I use 1/8”-1/4” blades for cutting bandsaw boxes. The narrower the blade, the tighter the radius you can cut.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 134 days ago

+1 gfadvm,I also think your blade is dull.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#3 posted 134 days ago

Quality blades = quality cuts
Junk blades… get the idea

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 134 days ago

Switch to a new blade…

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 133 days ago

I would say switch to a new blade and I use a 1/4” blade for my band saw boxes . A 1/2” blade is to wide to make the cuts you need for bandsaw boxes. When you use a blade like that and try to make the sharp cuts for a band saw box you dull the blade a lot faster b3ecause it is binding instead of a smooth cut

-- Coach Mancuso

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