Band Saw Tune-Up
You can turn your band saw into an all-purpose, precision workhorse. All you need are some simple tools and a few minutes of time.
A well-tuned band saw can slice thin veneers, make intricate scroll cuts and even cut accurate joints. This article takes you step-by-step through the complete procedure to make sure you get the most out of this versatile tool. We’ll show you how to align the wheels, check the tires, set the blade tension and adjust the tracking. Properly set guides and thrust bearings will keep the blade running straight and true, and squaring up the table to the blade insures square cuts.
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- Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
- 4 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 14 full-color photos, illustration and exploded views
- Shop-tested tips and techniques
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.