Questions tagged [band-saw]

About bandsaws, techniques and safety measures when using as well as features to look for when purchasing.

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What can I do to eliminate drift when cutting with my bandsaw?

I recently purchased my first Band saw and am loving its versatility for making curved cuts even in thick wood. However, when it comes to situations where I need a precisely straight line, for example ...
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Why a zero clearance insert?

I sometimes see woodworkers talking about a zero-clearance insert for their table- or band-saws. What is it? And why/when should I use one?
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How can I store my bandsaw blades?

After I swap out my bandsaw blade for another, I'm left with a large hoop of sharp serrated metal. How can I store this safely.
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What's the best way to neatly cut a wooden cube in half, removing little material?

I'm in the process of making some wooden block tubing clamps, a bit like these or the one at the bottom of this page. The blocks are fine, the leather hinge is all sorted and I'm not worried about ...
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Should I resaw before or after gluing up thin panels?

I want to make some thin (1/4-3/8") panels out of hardwood rather than plywood. My panels will be up to 8" wide, so I may need to glue up two or three boards to get the width I need. I'm starting off ...
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Flottjetb bandsaw attachments

I recently bought a Flottjett band saw, it looks like this one. It has a nice solid table with channels. They are 16mm wide and about 5mm deep, and now I am looking for parts like a miter gauge, or at ...
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Bandsaw blade keeps drifting and slipping

I just purchased a Rikon 10-inch bandsaw. The blade keeps slipping. I have still to plug the machine if the blade would stay on the wheel. I follow the following steps: I lock the tension lever. ...