Bandsaws

Push-Button Bandsaw Box

  Push-Button Bandsaw Box How do you open it? Just push the bottom drawer. By Alex Snodgrass If you’ve ever been to a woodworking trade show, you’ve probably seen me demonstrating on the bandsaw. I’ve been doing it for, oh, 21 years now–a long run. Last year, I introduced a box whose...

Premium Resaw Bandsaw Blades

Straight-cutting blades that won't let you down. by Dave Munkittrick A bandsaw is an amazing machine. It’s capable of making extremely precise cuts; from slicing sheets of thin veneer to cutting intricate curves. Yet many of us think of our bandsaws as being for rough work only. Why? Probably because our...

Dust-Free Bandsaw

          I replaced my bandsaw’s wimpy 1-1/2-in. dust-collection port with a shop-made shroud that makes bandsawing virtually dust-free. The secret: My shroud’s intake port is much larger (see photo and exploded view, below). Another great feature is that the big hose mounts on the back, so it’s...

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...

Tool Test Bandsaws

You're about to be marooned on a desert island. You're allowed one power tool to take with you. Which would it be? My choice would be a bandsaw. After the router, a bandsaw is the most versatile tool in a woodshop. It can cut straight or curved lines; it can turn...

Rugged Low-Cost Bandsaw

Resawing a wide board sure pushes a bandsaw to the max. The more rigid the upper arm, the better, because you'll get a smoother cut. The upper arm is generally stiffer on a saw with a welded frame than on a saw with a cast-iron frame and riser block. At only...

Bandsaw Inserts

        If there's one thing that can really slow you down when bandsawing, it's stopping the blade to fish out little cutoffs that get stuck in the table insert. The answer: a zero-clearance insert, similar to one on a tablesaw. Carter now sells blank inserts for Delta and Jet...