kpcrash Posted January 25, 2011 Report Share Posted January 25, 2011 I have a recent bandsaw acquisition - basic Ryobi 9" that was gifted to me. I know from the previous owner that it might have been used once to cut some shelf brackets he was trying to make. I purchased a new 3/8" blade for in hopes of maybe using it for more intricate work (like horns in 1" wood). Got the belt on, tightened up quite well and on track. I have also clamped it down to the table as I don't know that I have space to permanently bolt it down yet (plus the other one might get jealous) When I'm cutting with it - I was getting a rather jagged cut on a 14 TPI blade - meaning, it's obvious it was done on a bandsaw - a circular saw with a framing blade gives a better edge. And it was rather squeaky going through curves. I tried adjusting the blade tension a little more and of course now, when attempting anything other than a straight cut, there is quite a squeal coming from the blade in the wood. Is it possible I need to loosen it? Use a thinner blade? thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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