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#1 posted 01-25-2018 01:18 AM

Grab some scrap wood and a day and get to work AFTER you watch the Snodgrass video. Do exactly what he says as each and every step done correctly helps to eliminate problems. I am a relative novice also. More than any other tool I find that a BS is like a nervous system. You have a limp but it could be caused by a pulled muscle, a pinched nerve in your back or a brain tumor or any number of things which can cause any number of other things to be impacted. The flutter test is good but it is still subjective. After EVERYTHING is adjusted per Snodgrass try turning that tension up incrementally and testing it until it sounds like it’s slowing the motor. You might be surprised at how tight it’s supposed to be as John H said above. Bsaws are wonderful when they work but are a true PITA when they don’t. Like I said, get a bunch of scrap and set aside a whole day. Don’t even think about resawing until everything else is working perfectly.


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