I am having trouble keeping the block against the fence. Do you have any suggestions to help?

Q: I am having trouble keeping the block against the fence. Do you have any suggestions to help?

 

A: There are a couple of things that could be contributing to your problem.First, make sure your fence is properly adjusted to compensate for blade drift. Your fence should be at a slight angle to the blade.  If the instructions for your band saw don’t give directions for adjusting your fence, there is a good illustration in the book “The Band Saw Book”. (available at Amazon.com) If your fence is not adjustable (some aren’t), there are some good ones available on the web with instructions. The other thing is to make sure the blade and guides are properly adjusted and that the blade is sharp. You mentioned that you may be going too fast. This is possible. You want to keep pressure on the block, but not so hard the you force the blade to twist.

Speak Your Mind

*