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thomaskennedy

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hi,
i was browsing through ww magazines (as usual) and i noticed that on the bandsaw there was a little bit sticking out of the middle of the straight fence.

If you dont have a clue what im on about, here is a pic of it c/o aragorn!

(1)
https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/gallery/det ... age_id=261
and (2)
https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/gallery/det ... age_id=262

there you see the "sticking out bit" :p

So my question, why does that benifit? surely if you want a straight board you need to cut on a straight board n'ais pas?

Ta

Tom

EDIT: Pictures didn't work so you'll have to click on the link!
 

Drew

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It's so that when you are feeding the timber through your bandsaw and you see the blade wander slightly you can compensate using the point as a pivot. If you use a fixed fence with the timber hard against it and the blade wanders you have to pull back slightly and retry it, the point is one method to overcome this. Not a very good explanation but you probably get my drift.

Drew
 

Mike.C

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Hi All,

Tom thanks for the link. Drew thanks for the explanation. But most of all thanks to Aragorn for the excellent idea.

Regards

Mike.C
 

Aragorn

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:!: Hardly my idea :!: :D
This is a resaw attachment. I use it for most of my ripping these days as it is very safe, it doesn't matter how much the wood stresses and moves as it is cut and you can stop for a cup of tea with the saw still running (OK I don't do that).
Tom - most bandsaws don't cut "straight" i.e. parallel to the rip fence. This attachment allows you to compensate for any deviation by pivoting the timber this way and that to follow a pencil/chalk line.
 
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