I have a Grizzly G0555 band saw. I bought the tall resaw fence and have
tried a few different blades including the 1/2" Woodslicer blade. I'm
currently using a 3/8" wet-wood blade for resawing logs.
I installed new polyurethane tires, got the saw as coplaner as possible,
and have readjusted the guides many times.
Anyway, I have just about given up trying to resaw with a parallel fence.
No matter how many times I adjust the fence for drift the piece binds or
the blade bows in the cut. I can get it working fine once, but the next
time I use it the fence doesn't match the drift angle.
I have tried different blade tensions, from the mark on the saw indicator,
to looser, to much tighter. I haven't seen that it makes much difference.
I can resaw "relatively" straight by just drawing a line and following it
freehand. Are there any advantages to using a pivot fence instead of just
Of course, I can't really draw a line on a log to resaw it freehand. I kind
of need the fence for that.
Is it just the saw?