I added on to an earlier posting by someone asking questions about bandsaw
blades. The original poster was about to purchase a Griz 14" bandsaw. I will
also be buying one sometime this year and I had asked about good books for
the bandsaw. I received recommendations to get the DVD "Mastering Your
Bandsaw" by Mark Duginske. Rather than buy it I got it out of our library
system so I could check it out first. It was quite good but a litle short on
tuning up a band saw. I make that comment not actually OWNING a bandsaw of
course so maybe I am wrong. I go to woodworking shows and everyone is
selling replacement guides etc. There was very little in the DVD about that.
Mark Duginske also has a book "The Bandsaw Handbook" which is not in our
library system. For those of you who have the book can you give me your
opinion of it?
Mine is a paperback (8.5x11 size), same author and his brother (I think).
"Band Saw Basics" is the title. It (and a bunch of wood through the saw)
has been all I've ever needed. I'm far from an expert, though.
"The Bandsaw Book" by M.Duginske is very good. There are all sorts of
"upgrades" that can be done to a bandsaw, but knowing how to do a
bandsaw tuneup quickly is a very good skill to master. Mark also has
a video worth watching.
I always like to recommend that you contact Louis Iturra for one of his
catalogs. It reads like a book and contains some interesting history of
these saws and what to consider when buying used equipment. He is free with
his information and sells a pretty good product but then, I'm not a
connoisseur of blades. Call Louis and talk with him a bit. He'll steer you
to the right blade config and he can make blade cut to any custom length.
888.722.7078 Oh yea, I don't know Lou and I don't have anything to gain
in recommending him.
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