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January 22, 2019

Benefits And Uses Of Saw

The first thing you want to determine is if resawing in your band saw is an action where you’re most likely to participate repeatedly, occasionally or not at all.

For those who don’t understand, resawing is the ability to cut thin pieces or veneers from a board standing on its edge on the band saw table while being guided along a high fence. Where this becomes rewarding is when you’re attempting to get maximum use from a particularly fine, beautiful, expensive hardwood board.

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By way of instance, I once made plenty of jewelry boxes with 3/8″ thick sides. Bearing in mind I needed to sand all the sides smooth and flat, I found that I could barely get 2 pieces from a 1″ thick plank or 3 pieces from a 1 1/2″ plank or 4 pieces from a 2″ thick board. You want to let 1/16″ kerf waste for many bands saw blades and more if your blade stinks, which all blades do to a certain degree.

If you intend on doing a great deal of resawing, examine the specifications of band saws you’re considering for purchase, in light of what’s been said above. If resawing doesn’t look like it is going to play a huge role in your future, then you’re probably more interested in cutting curves in thinner material. In cases like this, the neck thickness of your group saw becomes an essential factor as on a tiny band saw, you’ll be constantly bumping into the back of the throat and you might be unable to complete the curved cut lines you have marked out.

If you’re considering just cutting out tiny components, fine. Alternatively, if you would like to make larger parts for furniture, then a very small band saw just will not do. Needless to say, there’s absolutely not any limitation to the right of the blade, on a 14″ (or some other) band saw, except that you’ll need to furnish additional support to your workpiece if it extends off the edge of the table