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Posted on If you haven't set up your bandsaw the Alex Snodgrass way

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 12:56 AM

Would some explain to me why drift is such a big deal?

Isn’t drift determined by the relation of the wheel axis to the table? Plus if its a flat wheel, what difference would it make where the gullets lie?

Personally, I’ve tried his technique on both my saws and it did not eliminate drift.

I’ve researched this and found that the PM machines have parallel wheels. Other machines do not as a result drift is built in and there is nothing you can do to eliminate it. I’ve owned probably 5 different bandsaws and every single one of the manual has instructions on adjusting fence for drift.

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