Buying a bandsaw

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
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Thought I'd post these photos here because of the discussion about side guide types early on in this thread. Yesterday I did some processing of construction pine on my band saw. Here's what can happen when that lumber is used. The photo of the blade could have been worse but right after I did the pine, I cut up some hardwoods and that cleaned some of the loose embossing from the blade.

Often wet (green) wood being processed for bowl blanks will do the same thing. One of these days I'm going to upgrade to solid side blocks. This sawdust embossing isn't generally a problem with hardwoods that are in the 10% moisture content range (or lower).

1 BS embossing - 1.jpg 1 BS embossing - 2.jpg
 

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