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Super Souped Up Bandsaw

    Grizzly has added some muscle to one of their best-selling 14-in. bandsaws and come up with the new model G0555X machine, $595. I like the large motor (1-1/2-hp, 15-amp), I like the built-in light, I like the tall resaw fence, but what I like most is the large table....

Simple Lumber Maker

Simple Lumber Maker By Jay McClellan I’ve turned my bandsaw into a mini sawmill with the help of one dirt-simple jig and a pair of extension tables. The jig is nothing more than a piece of plywood screwed to the log. It steadies the log when I cut the first slab...

Bandsaw Resawing

Bandsaw Resawing Cut logs into lumber, make thin boards from thick and cut your own veneer. By George Vondriska Perhaps you want to cut 3/4-in.-thick material down to 3/8 in., or make veneer from that one precious figured board. Or maybe you want to get useful lumber from a gorgeous piece...

Bandsaw Table Lock

Before I installed this device, I couldn't lock my bandsaw's table securely enough for resawing. If I banged a heavy board on the outboard side, the table would always tip out of adjustment. Now the table stays fixed at 90 degrees. After removing the table, I drilled and tapped two 1/4-in....

Speedy Blade Tensioning

Changing bandsaw blades used to be a pain, because my bandsaw doesn't have a quick-release blade-tensioning mechanism. I finally got tired of ­ hand-cranking, so I replaced the tensioning rod with a 3/8-in. threaded rod. I locked two nuts against each other on top of the rod, making sure their faces...

Bandsaw Offcut Tray

While sweeping up offcuts from around my bandsaw, I realized two things: First, I hate sweeping. Second, a dustpan-shaped tray attached to the bandsaw would catch most of the offcuts I was sweeping. I made my tray from scraps of 1/2-in. plywood and 1/4-in. hardboard. fastened two pieces of 1/8-in. x...

Align Bandsaw Wheels

Align Bandsaw Wheels By Dave Munkittrick & Bruce Kieffer Q. I’ve tried everything to get good resaw results on my bandsaw, but the blade still wanders. What gives? A. If you use a sharp blade designed for resawing, you compensate for drift angle, you’ve set the proper tension and you’re still...