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The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw: Everything You Need to Know about the Most Important Saw in the Shopby Mark Duginske
Synopses & Reviews
Renowned woodworker and author, Mark Duginske is the established expert when it comes to the band saw. His extensive knowledge of the tool and its abilities has helped thousands attain better results. Here, he is back with a completely updated guide—featuring over 300 full-color illustrations—to woodworking's most versatile tool.
Inside you'll find everything you need to know to purchase, setup, use, and maintain a band saw including:
Part-by-part overview of every component of the saw. Learn what each part is called, what it does, and how it's done. Separate chapter on band saw accessories also included.
What you need to know before purchasing a saw. Including the eight questions you must ask before buying a used saw.
How to adjust your saw to ensure the best cuts. Learning to cut on the band saw is the easy part. In this chapter, you'll learn the more complicated—but extremely important—techniques of set-up and alignment.
Blades, blades, blades: You'll learn which one is best for your project, what it's made of, when to change it, how to sharpen it, how to track it, and how to determine and achieve the proper tension.
How to make curved and straight cuts: Step-by-step techniques for choosing the right blade, hand positioning, cutting irregular shapes, and more.
How to use patterns and even design your own patterns.
Working with jigs and fixtures: Learn to save time and get great results when you follow the author's time-tested advice for making and working with these helpful accessories.
How to make tenon, box, and dovetail joints.
Maintenance and trouble-shooting: You'll learn how to deal with common problems and also how to maintain your band saw so it keeps humming for years to come.
A must-have reference book filled with sidebars, illustrations, photographs and more.
Recommended for anyone looking to purchase a new band saw or get more out of an existing one.
Dedicated to providing integral information about woodworking tools and techniques that other manuals overlook, the books in this series contain safety facts, explanations about basic project set-up, and tips for maximizing tool performance. In Bandsaw, woodworkers will find out how to best utilize this essential workshop tool, and how to get the most for their money by getting the most from their equipment. Filled with clear diagrams and instructions, this pocket-sized durable manual is ideal for quick reference in the workshop.
This essential guide to woodworking's most versatile tool includes a thorough analysis on everything needed to know in order to purchase, setup, use, and maintain a band saw. This book details what woodworkers need to know before purchasing a saw--including the eight questions to ask before buying a used saw--along with topics such as a part-by-part overview of every component of the saw, techniques of set-up and alignment, choosing the right blade, and understanding hand positioning to provide any woodworker with the most complete guide to a band saw. Special sections are devoted to band saw accessories, how to deal with common problems, and how to maintain a band saw to keep it running effectively and efficiently for years.
About the Author
Mark Duginske is a band saw expert and the author of Band Saw Bench Guide and Band Saw Handbook. He lives in Merrill, Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
*Choosing a Band Saw
*Angle and Taper Cuts
*Cutting Duplicate Parts
*Band Saw Joinery
*Scroll Saw Basics
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