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Forum topic by garymkrieg posted 02-09-2018 04:13 PM 379 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2018 04:13 PM

One of the steps in making a band saw box is to trim off the rear side to allow cutting of the drawers. I have a rectangular box 6”x11” that I need to trim the rear side off. I am using a Grizzly G0555LX 14” band saw. The problem I’m having is the thickness of the slice cut off the back is far thinner, .253”, at the start of the cut than it is at the end of the cut, .309”. Is this the band saw drift I’ve read about and do I angle the fence to compensate or is there something else that I need to do?


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#1 posted 02-09-2018 04:31 PM

That’s what some do. It might actually be easier to mark a straight line and cut it free hand or using a jig that is a single point lined up with the blade so you can manually compensate but still have a guide.

You should also make sure that your blade is sharp and clean and mounted so that the gullets of the blade are aligned with the crown of the wheel not so that the blade is centered on the wheel. Once I learned to center the gullets, my blade alignment issues mostly went away. If you haven’t watched the Snodgrass Bandsaw clinic on YouTube, I highly recommend it.

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