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Bandsaw Jigs for Better Resawing

A well-tuned bandsaw is a perfect tool for resawing. Adding a few jigs to the process makes resawing better, safer and easier. The thin blade on a bandsaw doesn’t waste much wood, eliminates kickback and is very stable. By adding jigs such as a tall fence, a stabilizing block and some infeed...

Tune Your Bandsaw

Tune Your Bandsaw 6 adjustments deliver professional results. By Mark Duginske I love bandsaws, even though they have a reputation as troublesome tools. I suppose that’s why I like them, because I enjoy investigating woodworking machinery. I’ve tinkered with dozens of 14″ bandsaws, trying to understand how they work and how...

Extra-Large Band Saw Fence

by Jack Phillips I never throw anything away. Some day, I tell myself, the stuff in that neglected pile of junk will come in handy. I was right! I resurrected my old Craftsman table saw fence and turned it into a first-rate band saw fence.I needed a larger band saw table...

AW Extra 2/13/14 – Bandsaw Jigs

Bandsaw Jigs By George Vandriska Your bandsaw is one of the most versatile tools in your shop. These five jigs and techniques will help you handle some unusual situations. Cutting Multiples Click any image to view a larger version. If you need to make a lot of identical parts using a...

Q & A: Clean Bandsaw Tires

Q & A: Clean Bandsaw Tires   Q: My bandsaw tires have a buildup of pitch and sawdust that seems to be embedded right into the rubber. What’s the best way to clean my tires? A: An excessive buildup of sawdust and pitch on your tires can lead to tracking problems,...

Q & A: Sawing Aluminum

Q & A: Sawing Aluminum Q: Can I cut aluminum with my chop saw? A: Yes.Most carbide blades work fine for occasionally cutting aluminum, but we recommend using a special, non-ferrous metal-cutting blade (about $70) if you cut a lot of aluminum or brass. It’s safer to use than a standard...