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Beginner’s Guide: How To Use A Bandsaw?

December 31, 2016 2 min read

Whether you are an experienced woodworker or are just starting out in the woodworking business, trying to get your bearings then you should consider a bandsaw to add to your collection.

Bandsaw’s are made up of a band of steel with teeth cut in. This blade rotates on two wheels and passes through a table which then cuts the pieces of wood. Calderbrook Woodwork Machinery wants to provide you with everything you need to know about setting up and using a Bandsaw.

What Can They Be Used For?

Bandsaw’s are an underrated woodworking machine. They have a number of uses which include cutting irregular shapes, re-sawing and veneer work.

How Do They Work?

Bandsaw’s are fairly straight forward to use because they require very little maintenance and setting up before you can get to work using them. Once you have read through the manual and are ready to use the machine, here are a few steps for how to use a Bandsaw:

1 Before You Use It to Make Sure It Is Clean

Before you get anywhere near using the saw make sure that it is clean. The best and most accurate results come from saws that cleaned.

When the machine is turned off, unplugged and in a safe position to clean make sure to clean any dust or leftover wood from the saw.

2 Think About The Blade Tension

When a machine like a bandsaw is stationery then make sure to lower the blade so that it is not raised. This means that there is less tension in the blade when it is not in use.

Once you need to use the machine then just raise the blade to the appropriate level.

3 Make Sure The Blade Guard Is In Place

Before you do any woodwork make sure that the guards for the blades are perfectly in place. This means that they are positioned close to the wood so they don’t have a large exposed blade cutting a small piece of wood which can be dangerous.

4 Enjoy Your Woodworking

Now that your machine is set up its time to get working. Have a go at creating a range of different woodworking products.

If your machine isn’t up to scratch and you need a brand new Bandsaw or you are looking for a second-hand one then visit Calderbrook Woodwork Machinery today.