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Problems with my band saw bs100

What happens with my band saw, when it is cut with the saw marks on the wood.

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  • usmcblack May 11, 2010

    What type of cuts are you making when you see the saw marks? Are you cross-cutting, or are you ripping material on you Band Saw? Is your rip fence securely in place when rip-cutting material? Does your miter-gage fit properly in the slide chanel? Answer these basic questions, so I know where we are starting at, and we'll go from there.

  • Rod Clark May 11, 2010

    could you please explain what you're seeing, and why you think its not right ? Rod 49 years experience with bandsawing

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Look for any gouges in the metal surface that have metal projecting above the milled surface. Also, file or grind away any sharp edges along the miter gauge track. If the cut surface is very irregular, the blade may have overly coarse teeth, or the blade guide rollers may not be holding the blade firmly allowing the blade to wander while cutting. Hope this helps.

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