The New Complete Guide to the Bandsaw: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Important Saw in the Shop

The New Complete Guide to the Bandsaw: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Important Saw in the Shop


By (author) Mark Duginske

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 15mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565233182
  • ISBN 13: 9781565233188
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, photographs
  • Sales rank: 148,736

Product description

Expert advice on every facet of this versatile woodworking tool - from purchase and setup to use and maintenance - is addressed in this complete sourcebook. A part-by-part overview of every component to the band saw, the eight questions to ask before buying a saw, the optimal blade choice for projects, and how to use and design your own patterns are just some of the issues addressed. A separate chapter devoted to band saw accessories rounds out this band saw bible.

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The author gives readers the benefit of his lifetime experiences using a bandsaw - his favorite machine tool - in hopes they will gain confidence to use it in their workshops. The author of several books, including five others about the bandsaw, Duginske is also an inventor of many patented woodworking aids and devices including Cool Blocks replacement guides for the bandsaw and the Kreg bandsaw fence for resawing. Duginske offers his expert advice in nine chapters that begin with a detailed introduction to the bandsaw's operation, followed by comprehensive information about buying a bandsaw. Next Duginske addresses setup, stressing the importance of understanding, selecting and maintaining bandsaw blades and of learning how to make bandsaw adjustments - from the first-time adjustments through vital everyday calibrations including tracking, tensioning and aligning. Remaining chapters show how to do a variety of tasks with the bandsaw: make straight cuts for jobs like ripping and resawing, make curved cuts for projects such as those required for cabriole legs or bandsaw boxes, create and use patterns and templates, and create and use jigs to improve the bandsaw's accuracy. In the final chapter Duginske shows the reader how to cut mortise-and-tenon and dovetail joints on the bandsaw and how to make a dovetail jig. Several chapters also include projects: a Scandinavian corner shelf, Shaker box, three-legged Shaker table, and bandsaw dovetailed step stool.