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Old 05-17-2020, 01:11 PM
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It's in the basement between the shaper and the lathe. Jack probably had his eyes closed because there's also w..d working tools there too. That "W" is not spoken in his presence.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:34 AM
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The Harbor Freight saw would be the way to go unless you don't have the room, it's nice t set it and forget it. IMO
it's more than nice, to me that's almost the whole point of the bandsaw. it's like having a helper. Setup your cut and go cleanup the last piece that was cut, or drill it or whatever. the bandsaw is working and you're working on something else.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:56 AM
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So I pulled the trigger on the HB 4x6. This thread has been extremely helpful with making that decision. Thanks Everyone! I also ordered the bi-metal blade with it- as recommended on this thread.

Is there anything else I should know regarding set up and other components? "Fine tuning" seems to be a key idea for band saws. Does that just mean choosing a blade speed and tension set-up, or is there more to tuning?
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:32 PM
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Most ,pull the gear box and make sure casting sand is all gone . Shade has several notes on which is the correct lube to use on the bronze gears .
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:13 PM
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You might have to do some fine adjustment on the blade guides to get it to track straight they the cut, and square to the vice. You have to remember that the manufacturer is hitting a pretty low price point on this saw, and the cost savings are taken up by your finishing touches.

Think of it like a good learning lesson.


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