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The Bandsaw Book

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by Lonnie Bird. A comprehensive, completely up-to-date guide to one of the most versatile tools in a woodshop; the bandsaw is found in three out of four professional woodshops. In fact, it's the most widely used woodworking tool of all. Although deceptively simple -- a steel blade rotating around two rubber-clad wheels -- the bandsaw does its best work when it's properly tuned. The Bandsaw Book gives you all the information you may have wished came with the owner's manual plus a lot more, like what to look for when buying a bandsaw and how to tune it up for optimal performance.
  • Organized for easy access, the book provides in-depth, practical information on setup, tuning, choosing blades, and operation
  • Also covered are all bandsaw techniques from basic to advanced
  • More than 225 color photos and illustrations
  • 208 pg., softcover
  • Publisher: Taunton (October 1, 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 1561582891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561582891
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    Articles:

  • Bandsaw Template Sawing - Article shows how to cut exact copies of your work using a template.
     
     
     

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    3.0

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    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Easy to understand (2)
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    2.0

    Contradicts Itself

    By  USNavyChiefRet

    from New Hope, MN

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative

    Cons

    • Contradicts himself
    • Difficult To Follow
    • Disappointing
    • Not What I Expected

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    Comments about The Bandsaw Book :

    The problem I have with this book is Mr. Bird contradicts himself on tensioning a bandsaw blade. On one page he says tension scales on bandsaws are inaccurate, on the next page he says "I don't recommend completely compressing the tension spring. You might get more tension but the spring is there to absorb minor vibration or slight bounces during cutting. The spring helps prevent the blade from breaking.", then on the facing page, as a caption to a photo of a bandsaw tension spring, he states "on small consumer-grade bandsaws, I tension a 1/2" blade for resawing by almost completely compressing the tension spring." Which is it? With the newer aggressive resawing blades out now the manufacturer of the blade instructs you to adjust the tension according to the bandsaw scale then back it off until the blade just flutters while the saw is running then retension until the fluttering goes away. These blades are easier on your bandsaw. I found it informative about my bandsaw, however, he seems to contradict himself on tensioning a blade. THere are better books on the market.

     
    4.0

    Beginner's Book

    By  Dave the Carver

    from Montana

    About Me Bookworm

    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative

    Cons

    • Elemental

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    • Beginner

    Comments about The Bandsaw Book :

    Would have liked more links to good name brand bandsaws.

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