Setting Up Your Bandsaw for Perfect Cuts





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Published on Nov 13, 2018

The Bandsaw that Patrick bought:
Bandsaw GuidePro
Ceramic Guide Blocks

1:00 Features to look for in your bandsaw purchase
1:12 Depth and Height
1:39 Simple blade tension adjustment
2:30 Why loosen the tension?
3:33 Types of Guides
4:36 Issues with bearings
5:02 Advantages of ceramic guide blocks
6:18 Why a footbrake?
8:09 Checking the fence
9:30 Squaring the table to the blade
10:26 Making the fence perpendicular to the table
11:00 How to change the blade
12:08 Blade to Wheel alignment
14:08 Setting the tension of the blade
19:07 Setting the guide blocks
21:14 Setting the guide wheels
24:13 Final words
Tune your Bandsaw for perfect cuts. Patrick takes us through the process of getting your bandsaw set up from the get go. Follow him through the step by step process so you can be sure your bandsaw gives you clean and perfect cuts....
Every now and then a product comes along that changes the way people think about woodworking. Compact but powerful, flexible yet sturdy, subtle and stylish – Sherwood Black isn’t just another bandsaw range, they’re a sight for saw eyes.
Why Sherwood bandsaws?

Now in the corner for the middleweight class…the 14in Sherwood Black Bandsaw is a serious contender.

Boasting a large fence, table and motor – this time with 1,900 W of peak power – the 14in model also includes a fantastic range of safety features for busy workshops and classes. A foot brake to easily stop blade motion coincides with a large, easily accessible emergency switch – removing the issue of quietly spinning down saw blades in crowded areas.

With cast-iron wheels and heat-absorbing ceramic blade guides, a material originally designed to help space shuttles re-enter the atmosphere without burning up, just like it’s other siblings the 14in model is a fantastic model for those who want something of everything.
Features Cast iron wheels Ceramic, heat-absorbing blade guide blocks for heat absorption and extreme durability 13in cutting height 2,820mm blade length Hard-wearing knobs / controls with smooth finishes Easily wound and dropped blade tensioning mechanism for easy leave and release Hose to help regulate dust emission Smooth rise and fall motion Impressive black finish

Get the best out of your bandsaw

Even the most sturdy, reliable equipment needs a helping hand. If you want the best from your bandsaw then Bow Products’ Bandsaw GuidePro makes smooth, precise bandsaw cuts effortless, ensuring the perfect finish.
Why use GuidePro?

Designed to make the lives of bandsaw operators easier, the GuidePro is quickly becoming an industry standard due to its firm control and consistent pressure.

Many bandsaws tend to naturally drift slightly to the left or right, which makes the GuidePro’s solid yet simple design a must for fastidious tradies and DIYers.

A six-inch silicone feather ensures constant contact between your saw and workpiece by spreading pressure along the leading edge. This results in a smooth, straight cut time after time.
Features Detachable base that doubles as an imperial and metric measuring tool Locking lever easily holds your desired pressure Silicone feather dampens vibration for clean cuts Comfortable, ergonomic grip that absorbs shaking Durable 152mm (6in) feather applies consistent pressure on workpiece Flexible material accommodates variations in workpiece Hands-Free option so you can set and forget Optional 102mm (4in) extension to offer 254mm (10in) of coverage

What's the extension kit?

Tackling something just out of reach? GuidePro’s got you covered.

If you need the GuidePro’s simple cutting on a project over 150mm, the GuidePro Extension Kit adds another 4-inches to your GuidePro feather. While the 6-inch feather is suited to a large variety of bandsaw projects, this extension kit allows you to hold wood pieces up to 250mm tall.

The kit includes a separate 250mm feather and easily attaches and detaches to your GuidePro, giving you additional flexibility in seconds.
Ultimately, the GuidePro improves every facet of bandsaw operation, giving you a safer, hassle-free and professional cut.
Isn’t it time your equipment performed at its best?

And don't forget to check out the Ceramic Bandsaw guides too!


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