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#1 posted 11-29-2018 05:47 PM

After posting I had to go and redo my set up although all seems to be OK on the setting up the blade and I did as Timber Wolf recommended to get the blade spot on. The first photo shows a 1/4” blade and it is backed into the slot in the bearing I am cutting Oak and it is wet and you can see the relation between the table slot and the board. I have to push this through at less than a snail s pace and even then it will not track. All I use this Bandsaw for is mainly boxes. You Gentlemen have given me a lot of info for this weekend and I do appreciate it.

- Jim Ganley

That’ll never work. For stock that thick and hard you need a real resaw blade like I described above. Variable pitch, hook tooth and for the 10-326 get the 3/4” blade. That 1/4” blade has too many teeth, they are probably regular, so you tend to get sawdust piling up in the kerf which causes real problems, and it’s so narrow, the guides can’t engage enough to keep it straight during the cut.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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