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  1. New Guy with a few Bandsaw questions

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Reading through the bandsaw threads here. A lot of great info. Would appreciate feedback on recommendations for a saw that supports guitar building 1. Resaw depth - Guitar bodies are about 14" in width so bookmatched tops require a 7"-ish resaw. All the saws that I see do 6"... - There...
  2. Buying my first bandsaw - what are the do's and don'ts?

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I started doing woodworking as a hobby around one and a half year ago, mostly using driftwood. I really like it, and want to invest in this hobby and develop as a woodworker. So, I want to buy my first bandsaw, and I don't know what to look for. It should not be that heavy or expencive, since...
  3. Identify this please

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I received this lathe last week as a gift. I am super excited about this but i'm having trouble identifying the model/specs. The serial number is 53-7452. Everything except a couple of handles on the tail stock are functional. Once I can identify it I can start order or fabricating parts for...
  4. Delta Milwaukie BS

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I picked up this Delta Milwaukee bandsaw today, my first and only bandsaw, and have a couple of questions. In the 3rd image you see the gap between the cover plate and the body? Is that natural? Dust escape? The 4th image is the plug for the motor. Wtf is up with that, what I assume is some...
  5. Question - Bandsaw blade problems

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    Hi all, Consider me new in the band-saw world. Long story short - I can't cut a straight line to save my life, as the blade is all over the place. I don't think it's feed speed, as I can inch along and still have same problems. I have guides as close to the wood as possible, but doesn't mean...
  6. Cheap dust collection?

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    I just got my 14 inch Grizzly bandsaw, and after just one test run, I made a horrible mess with it. Sawdust is EVERYWHERE and I didn't realize til after that I needed to get a special dust collection tool. Any ideas on how this process works and what would be the cheapest method? I saw some...
  7. Additional tuning on Grizzly 14" Bandsaw

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    So I just finished watching the 35 minute Alex Snodgrass video on bandsaws. I found many parts of that video useful, although I had some things I want to bounce off of anyone here that has experience. 1.) He mentions how coplanar doesn't really exist, but every single source I see anywhere else...
  8. Grizzly 14" Bandsaw

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    So for Christmas I got a beautiful anniversary edition grizzly bandsaw. The main problem thus far is that center cutout on the table where the blade goes. Are those things designed to be chipped? Does that hurt the blade? I was trying to do some curves last night in a 2x4 and there was a spark...
  9. Not allowed to use a table saw

    General Woodworking Discussion
    So I am 15, I have been basically teaching myself how to woodwork with the occasional help from my pap (who is a very skilled craftsmen) but doesn't always have time to teach me, so I learn from forums, youtube and books. The only thing holding me back from getting to the next step is not being...
  10. Bandsaw Questions

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm totally new to bandsaws. I recently purchased the biggest one that I could afford and that will fit in my little storage shack that doubles as a very small work shop: a 10" Craftsman Model 21400. I have about 20 minutes using it before I realized I needed to learn a lot more, so I watched...
  11. Ridgid BS1400

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Hi, I'm looking for a 14 inch bandsaw and came across an ad on Craig's List: http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/tls/4955824480.html I've been doing wood work since high school - a long time ago, but I've never owned a bandsaw. My budget is $200 max for a used machine, so he's a little over my...
  12. Old 14" Delta or New 10" Rikon Band Saw

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    Newbie to the board. 3-4 years experience as a hobbyist. And one thing I have learned is that a good, new, middle-of-the-road tool is fun for a while but pretty soon I wish I had bought the best. Budget tools are budget for a reason. I get that. I have some tool regret. But we're all on a...
  13. a "sort of" bandsaw box

    Woodworking Videos
    http://youtu.be/wCaN9b6XV7I a bandsaw blade break made a change in plans as I tried to make a simple bandsaw box.
  14. Sears Craftsman Bandsaw - Troubleshooting

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I have a Sears Craftsman 12” Two Speed Band Saw (approx.. 20 years old). Haven’t used it for anything substantial in the last several years other than incidental use. Started working on a couple of projects last week and the saw was performing just fine until yesterday when the blade stopped...
  15. Band saw on CL

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    Check this band saw ? You think it's worth the bucks. http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/tls/4330860210.html . I am not getting it due to its location . I have enough powered saw already but thinking I want to get smaller saw like this one in the future.
  16. Dust Collection for Old Bandsaw

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Here is what I finally came up with for a Walker-Turner bandsaw. I cut off part of a plumbing "j-trap" and cut the clearance slot on the table saw. The wood that fits in the cast webbing has flat magnets epoxied to hold the whole assembly in place. Hooked up to a shop-vac. It is VERY...
  17. Insert for Walker-Turner bandsaw?

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    I can't find a source for a zero clearance insert for a Walker-Turner bandsaw. Anyone know where I could get one? I am showing the Magfence because I just got it and I love it.
  18. New vs Used Tools

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I got great advise on buying a used belt driven table saw vs a new direct drive saw from this forum. It saved me a couple of hundred dollars and got me a better machine (Thanks everyone) My question is as I start to build up my shop what tools are still good used vs buying new? My wish list...
  19. Band saw mill cutting lumber

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    Here's a video by San Juan Carpentry in Colorado, cutting lumber with a band saw mill. I have a mill just like it, but these guys move a little faster than I do! The mill is a great way to salvage lumber and get exactly the dimensions and type of cut you want.
  20. Foot brake for a bandsaw?

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm looking into the Grizzly G0513X2 bandsaw which has a slight sale going on, cost is $1050. The G0513X2F is identical except that it has a foot brake. I've never used a brake before and it's $200 more for this feature. Should I even consider it at that cost? Guess it depends how long the...
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