Essential Woodworking Skills – The Bandsaw
Essential Woodworking Skills – The Bandsaw
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In this video we cover the basic techniques for using and setting up a woodworking bandsaw. I go over the proper way to set up a bandsaw to cut straight while resawing, proper guard setup, different blades, rough dimensioning, curve cutting, proper pressure location and safety. Thanks for watching! Please like, comment and subscribe. Cheers!
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Hullo young man, One of the thing’s I like about your channel is that you not only do good well explained project’s you give great advice on quite an array of shop tool’s and machinery. You really must speak a wee bit slower as you seem to get yourself a bit puffed out. Take it easy young man.
Another great video. I just bought my first bandsaw and can’t wait to get it set up when it arrives tomorrow. Keep up the good work!
Great video again!
What size band saw would you suggest for entry level woodworkers? And would resaw height or depth height be more important?
I really struggled with drift (at some point invested in a Laguna driftmaster and more than 1 bandsaw). In the end the following was what helped me overcome the issues
Where can one find a replacement fence, I have an old 12” craftsman without a fence
The first thing I’m doing with my saw is adding googly eyes
Excellent video on the band saw. I like your wood post stick. I need to use something like that on my band saw.
Nice vid! But I have to disagree with blade alignment. I feel it depends on the size of the blade. Obviously for that one you’ll want to center it on the wheel. But for say a 1/2" or smaller I prefer Alex Snodgrass’ method of centering the gullet on the wheel and not the entire blade.
Ridiculas blade on that bandsaw. What is that? Inch and a quarter??
Thanks for video and I want Ask you do u recommend Makita band saw?
Any time I try resawing the pieces cup like crazy, any advice?
You’re a man of your word Mr. K-M! Good Vid, thanks!
Love your videos very informative, however, I always end up spending a ton of money after watching your videos, obviously at KM tools lol. My question is I have this exact same bandsaw and I’m having issues finding the 131.5 blades, can you recommend where to get them? Thanks
Great info. I got a troubleshooting question. I have a grizzly 14in. The blade has a wobble but seems like in one place, kinda like a tire rolling over intermittent bumps. And it seems like my blades are curving in on themselves, layed flat on its back the teeth are all curling twords eachother. Are these 2 different problems, or related? How would i troubleshoot these, any ideas, anyone
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i love bandsaws! i must admit i never de-tension my blades anymore though.
Between this and other videos over the last week, I am now painfully aware of the lack of googley eyes in my shop. Will remedy asap.
Really nice series!
Jonathan sucks at names. We all know that. Guard=guide hahaha.
another great tip thumbs up
Something to share…if you want a glass smooth, vibration free with sound reduction, try the ‘Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blades’ from Highland Woodworking. They have uneven spacing between teeth which reduces vibration and gives an ultra-smooth cut. I regularly slice ultra-smooth 1/16" veneers with these blades.
Hmm, I always keep the gullets riding in the center of the wheel. You probably can’t do that with that beefy blade, though.
Jonathan just wanted to say that you really have stepped up your videos. Not gonna lie when I first came across your channel I was not a huge fan. The last 2-3 months I am a fan now! Really enjoying the tip videos. Thanks again and looking forward to what you upload next! All the best!
thank you Katz great stuff from you . i have the same bandsaw but up graded the to the bearing guides ( not sealed )they are shielded used some wd 40 got em working again . so use the top extractor for dust collection. been using it to cut logs pear , plum , birch and some oak . the 1 inch did not work as well as the 3/4 inch could not get the 1 inch to the gullet but the 3/4 will . oh and watch out on the cuts some times it will zip( go faster ) at the end so yup nicked hand lol blood sacrifice to the tool gods lol . again thank you
This is a really excellent tutorial , thanks!
Great vid JKM. I think you confused guards with guides.
I just purchased the same bandsaw and I’m so glad I stepped up to the 17”. It’s my first ever so I’m getting used to it. I wish I could find a video that explains how to cut curves. I seem to struggle and suspect I’m not using the correct amount of forward pressure compared to how much I’m actually turning the piece I’m cutting. I hope that makes sense. Maybe an idea for a follow up video. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
if you saw is in a conditioned space, do you need to remove the tension?
Another tip: when you detension your saw, open the upper wheel cover to remind yourself that it’s detensioned. You really don’t want to start the saw without tension on the blade.
So 18 if we can spare a little more space in the shop?
Hey Jonathan, after just watching your Band Saw Tune up vid dated May 30 of this year, you may want to take this one down. Aligning the blade on the wheel in this one is the old way of doing. Just a thought.
what company do you get your bandsaw guards from
I just watched a video from stumpy nubs and he had a great tip for remembering to re-tension your blade before turning your bandsaw back on. He has a cheap carabiner and he clips it around his blade and lowers the guides all the way down. So when he goes to higher the guards to use the bandsaw he sees the carabiner and knows to tension the blade. Then he clipped the carabiner to the tension lever. Then when he is done for the day he de-tensions the blade and clips the carabiner back to it. I started doing that and it works great for me. Turning on the bandsaw without tension on the blade isn’t fun lol.
Another great video, this skills series is turning out great many thanks as usual 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Awesome videos, I love this series! So I’ve seen several videos recently stating that the bottom of the gullet in the center of the tire instead of the blade itself being centered. I recently set mine up that way and don’t have bad drift for the first time. Any thoughts? (Granted I have a crappy HF 14" bandsaw, and not a nicer one, so not sure if that matters) Thanks for the video! Cheers!
Great video on the bandsaw. Good tips. I have a link here you might want to check out for blade setup. I highly recommend it.
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