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Can I use my 9 inch Ryobi Band saw to cut tenons?
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Depends on how big a tenon and how much of it you are cutting. If it's just a cleanup job after cutting the main part with the table saw, good. That little thing has poor power so I'd go slow with it.
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I had a 9" ryobi and sold it when I got my Jet. I never cut tenons with it but I don't see why you couldn't in relatively small pieces. I'd plan on doing some sanding or chiseling but I'd say that even on a larger saw.
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Can I use my 9 inch Ryobi Band saw to cut tenons?
You should trade out of that Ryobi asap. They're ok for balsa wood, but real bandsaws are a whole lot bigger and sturdier.

Judging by your email addy, you're in my neck of the woods. Hit craigslist- there's usually some nice bandsaws for sale cheap because the owner doesn't have a clue how to tune it. You can email me with any questions- at least I can tell you what not to buy.
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I would not trade it out as has been suggested. I have one and also have a 14 inch model for bigger jobs. I keep a "skinny" blade on mine and use it regularly for light-duty work. The 14 incher, with a wider blade, is reserved for, well, heavier work. If you have space for it, keep it and use it where the bigger saw would be inconvenient-to-use overkill. I also have a scroll saw, and the three together form a team for certain kinds of work.

I also modified mine. Surrounded the aluminum table with extensions made of wood, and balanced the wheels to make it run butter smooth. It is not a bad saw, just a small one.

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You should trade out of that Ryobi asap. They're ok for balsa wood, but real bandsaws are a whole lot bigger and sturdier.

Judging by your email addy, you're in my neck of the woods. Hit craigslist- there's usually some nice bandsaws for sale cheap because the owner doesn't have a clue how to tune it. You can email me with any questions- at least I can tell you what not to buy.
i live north of syracuse in central square and i check CL everyday dont see many band saws except little ones like hes already got
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The 9" ryobi is fine for small jogs, but not real usefull for anything else. As for tenon's, well if only used for clean up, it should be fine.
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