Bandsaws For Resawing: Buyer’s Guide

Having to resaw thick pieces of wood into other thinner ones is one major function of a bandsaw, and this reason is probably why many users of this tool buy it.

Lets us take for example, you buy a rough cut 4 x 4’s when you use a bandsaw to resaw them into some kind of ½-inch or ¼-inch shiplap that many woodworkers are wont to talking about ever so often. You having to resaw hardwood boards into thin laminate strips for flooring is also a popular thing among woodworkers.

This goes without saying, you would need to get a bandsaw that can handle the various requirements of resawing, and on the market, there are lots of products and models by manufacturers that are eager to get both your attention and your money.

And with this plethora of options also comes the challenge that comes with choice. It can be a bit confusing to choose just the one that will suit you and the project you are working on.

Sometimes, you would need to take a look at a lot of these products and compare them with one another to know which one will suit you best.

There is a very nice article on Fontation.com that I think everyone interested in buying a bandsaw for resawing should read. It that talks about which bandsaw will be good for your resawing project, a few of the best products on the market, and it went on with some laid out some guidelines that will help you through the choosing process.

As stated earlier, when trying to buy a bandsaw, there are lots of models available for your choosing, but then, there are other things that you would need to look out for when buying your bandsaw, things like the blades.

The blade that you use for ripping will have different teeth and thickness than the one you will need for when you are resawing, especially when it comes to thinner resaws. When you are out purchasing a bandsaw, and if you do get to buy yours online, make sure that you get to buy extra blades when the shipping order is made so that you can get to choose from the variety of blades available for your different tasks.

There is the riser kit that can help to extend the resaw capacity of your bandsaw, and sometimes, it even helps to double it. This is one great investment you can make when it comes to purchasing a bandsaw. You should try to get it up front and you will see that you will not regret that buying decision.

Many bandsaws, if not most, come with a fence, but when you are trying to resaw anything that is above four or five inches, then you should make sure that you get a tall one. If you get a shorter fence when resawing taller pieces, the materials that you will be working with will tilt at the wrong moment, and this will not only ruin your cut, it will also ruin the material that you are cutting, and you sure do not want that to be the case. So, you should ensure to invest in taller fences, as this will save you money on shipping, since it will be delivered with your bandsaw.

Different bandsaws give different results.

What works for you may not be what works for the next woodworker, so, it will be best to find what works well for you.

To make sure that you get the right bandsaw for your resawing, make sure that you go through all the available materials and resources available so that you can make the right buying choice. You do not want to end up regretting wasting money on a bandsaw that will not give you the desired results when you work with it.

 

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