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

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 03:11 PM

Isn t that because Snodgrass (and a lot of other folks) say that you shouldn t use larger than a 1/2” blade on a 14 bandsaw?

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Correct. A 14” saw cannot tension a 3/4” blade enough, despite the manufacturer’s claims that the saw can handle it. A 1/2” is fine for resawing anyway. I’ve gotten the same results with the snodgrass setup and a 1/2” Olson blade (and a Woodslicer worked even better) on my Grizzly 14”er.

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