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Forum topic by veejay815 posted 08-31-2014 01:30 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2014 01:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw drift querry

recently got the bandsaw box bug.. have had much success ..using 1/4” and 3/16” blades …however having inconsistent results when cutting back off the boxes..the blade drifts even when using a fence..
please help
thank you

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 01:40 PM

Change your blade and adjust the tension,it could very well be the dull blade causing the drift.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 08-31-2014 02:02 PM

Ken makes a good point. There are also several other factors that might be impacting your results.
I don’t know how high the piece is, but if you’re using a blade with high tpi (perhaps 10) you may not be clearing out the saw dust from the cut which impacts the drift. Some times I use a 3/16 blade that has 4 tpi & don’t try to cut too fast.

Having the correct set up on your saw also makes a big difference in all your cuts… I strongly suggest using Alex Snodgrass”s video as a guide.

Good luck – show your results when you’re done, it has to be better than my first one.

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 12:21 AM

Both of the above comments are helpful BUT I would rather follow a scribed/marked line when cutting bandsaw boxes (as opposed to using a fence). A single point resaw “fence” is an easy to make aid that I use a lot.

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

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 01:08 AM

Hey thanks for that video I will watch it, just bought my first wood working equipment a month ago, 14” Delta band saw with solid base. $300, has worked great so far for cutting 2 pieces of junk wood to use with a jack.

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 09:12 PM

Get a Carter Stabilizer
Watch this video and you will see it is just what you need. You can only use them on blades up to 1/4” though.
And no I don’t work for them, just a customer!

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