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westhemann

delta 9" bandsaw

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i just got one of these ,it arrived today ,and i haven't got a chance to use it yet but it looks like it will do the trick(with a little ingenuity around the horns)

all for right at $100

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Howdy Wes,

I got one of those band-saws about a month ago, and I love it. A little creativity is required, but no big deal.

Just so you know, there is a fence available for those. I got that also, and I use it on occaision.

Guitar Ed

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i'm thinking about getting one for ripping neck blanks to make laminate necks but i just lose so much wood (1/8) for every cut, and i'm thinking with the fence the bandsaw would be better for that...

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Sooner or later I'll have to post a picture of mine, it's basicaly wood to begin with except for the moving parts and deck. Make from a very old Heathkit with a 1/2 hp delco motor (yes it'll cut about anything) picked it up at a garage sale for $10, even has an extra outlet on the side for pluging in another tool.

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yeah i am going to recess mine in my workbench so that the workbench in effect becomes a bigger cutting platform,also this will keep the dust chute under the bench where i can funnel it into a bucket or something

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well i cut out my first cap and it worked very well.on the cutaways the secret is to cut everything else first and then trace your template onto the back too so that you can flip it over and cut what you can't reach by cutting from the top

it came with a fairly shallow blade.if i take my time i can cut a circle about 1 1/2" in diameter

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well i was able to take a piece of leftover crotch mahogany and turn it into four thick fingerboards with this bandsaw....it is turning into a good piece of equipment

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well i was able to take a piece of leftover crotch mahogany and turn it into four thick fingerboards with this bandsaw....it is turning into a good piece of equipment

didn't think mahogany was a good fingerboard wood?? how are you finding the blade wander? not to bad? i'm still thinking about getting one

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if you set it up right and move the guide as close to the wood as possible and have the blade tension set it doesn't wander at all

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that's what i always thought, but a luthier around here said he only uses a table saw cause bandsaws wander to much.... i kinda thought... well not if you set it up correctly.... but he's been a carpenter for 20 years and doing guitars for 15 so i wasn't about to argue with the man... think you'd still get good results on a slab of ebony?

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ya tell me about it.... i usualy make them... 2/8"+ a 1/32" for planning... so i end up looking thru the wood piles from heavy 1" peices... you'd be supprised how thick something can be and still be priced as 1" thick :D

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of all the power tools in my shop I think the 2 I would never want to lose would be my router, and my bandsaw.

Table saw is fine for ripping stuff, and slotting fretboards with the right blade, but can't do alot else that a bandsaw can do. If your bandsaw has ball bearing guides and your blade tension is correct it will cut without much wander, I just resawed some quilted maple into fretboard blanks with a 5/16" blade cuz I was to lazy to change the blade and it didn't wander at all. Set up a fence, keep the tension correct and go hard. When I resaw say a top or something that is like 8" thick or better I switch to a 3/4" deep blade and it is basically self straightening in the cut slot.

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i just wanted to show what the bandsaw will do...i know there were questions of whether 9" was enough,but it seems to work just fine...i think when i get a thinner blade and more practice it should really come together

that is maple by the way.

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you're making a non- neck thru guitar? B) ? you ok wes? :D takes me about 20-30 mins to cut ou a body on my scroll saw, but the edges aren't 90 degrees so i can't go as close so i end up spending more time on my oscilating sander... but again... i really need one for resawing...

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cool, i'm doing the same thing on this one if i get your drift...

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