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Posted on The laws of bandsaw ripping

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#1 posted 07-08-2009 05:03 PM

one of the problems I see here is that you seem to be using the straight fence, and a featherboard on the bandsaw. as opposed to a table saw where the blade always stays true to the line of feed – on a bandsaw, the blade can twist, and if your lumber is trapped between a straight fence and a featherboard – there is no way to manually correct this. this is where a “resaw” fence comes into play with a bandsaw. either a V-shape, or a round post that is placed next to the blade – keeps the lumber at a constant distance from the cutting edge, but still gives you the ability to shift the lumber left and right to compensate for blade drift.

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