Two questions for the group
What is the proper way to check for drift on a band saw?
Is drift a permanent feature of the saw or do I need to re-check
whenever the blade, etc. changes? Should I mark the band saw table
with this info for whenever I need to resaw?
Yeah, it can, and sometimes with no tune-up needed. I have a Shop Fox 16" blade
and yesterday, partly out of curiosity and partly out of a need for a couple
photos, I took a piece of chinaberry, made a fast jig (V angle at the point),
left the 1/4" Olson blade in the saw and ran a resaw. No drift until I
one-handed (and my near useless left hand at that) the last 1-1/2" so I could
fire the camera with the other hand (timer wouldn't work because it was chilly,
maybe 20 deg. F.).
"Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves."
chilly,> maybe 20 deg. F.).
Agree ... have a 1/2", 3TPI, TimberWolf on my 14" band saw that will saw as
straight as a table saw. It's the only blade I own that has that
characteristic so well defined ... so I take good care of it.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.