The Precision Band Saw


With a few thoughtful tune-ups, your band saw can be a precise cutting tool.
By David Charlesworth
Pages: 57-61

From the April 2008 issue #168
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I wonder how many of us are friends with our band saw and consider it one of the most useful and versatile machines in the workshop? My 43-year-old Robinson Cadet is not only my favorite machine, but it is also capable of incredible precision. This may come as a surprise to those who consider that a band saw is a machine for coarse work only.

While considering the content of this article, I came to the conclusion that a good band saw is capable of coarse, medium and fine work, and this ties in nicely with our esteemed editor’s views on handplanes.


From the April 2008 issue #168
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