I have been using a bandsaw as the primary machine in my workshop since 2001.

There's a hole in my bandsaw
Jet bandsaw tension rod hole

The pointed tension rod of my Jet 14" bandsaw drilled a hole in the cast iron.

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Bandsaw Blade Vibration

Recently I had an unusual blade vibration problem with my bandsaw related to a bad tire That made me realize that there are three different types of vibration issues.

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Review: Olson MVP Band Saw Blade
Olson MVP Band Saw Blade
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Review: Lenox Diemaster 2 Bandsaw Blade

My bandsaw is the center of my shop. I don’t own a table saw, so the bandsaw gets used a lot.

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Bandsaw Upgrades

Based on eight years of hobby use of my Jet bandsaw, here’s my opinion on some of the commonly promoted bandsaw upgrades.

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Choosing Bandsaw Blades

I generally leave a Lenox, 1/2", 4 tpi, bi-metal blade on my saw at all times.

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Review: Bandsaw Books

I recommend The Bandsaw Book by Lonnie Bird. It’s very clearly written and he emphasizes what a simple machine a bandsaw is.

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Review: Carter Urethane Band Saw Tire

Why is everyone so excited about urethane bandsaw tires?

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Bandsaw vs. Table Saw

I own a Jet 14" bandsaw and do not own a table saw.

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