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Truing a Bandsaw Tyre

You may have read about this initially in British Woodworking magazine several months ago, because, although it created a bit of discussion over on the UKworkshop forum, I do not recall ever getting around to writing it up on my blog… I’m referring to my Startrite 401e bandsaw and the incident that happened not long after I had bought the saw; where I pushed an old blade too far and it ended up leeching out of the saw, ripping the tyre clean off the top wheel at the same time!

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New Bandsaw Video!

Just a brief note on the dawn of a new week, right now, to say that I’ve just finished uploading a brand new video to my YouTube channel (you can also view it in this post, below). I actually filmed this several weeks ago, when I needed to cut some 2mm oak veneers (9in deep!) for the curved cabinet I was making.

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Supertuff “Fastcut” Bandsaw Blades

Note the irregular tooth pattern.

As mentioned in a recent post, Ian John is back in business trading under the name of Tuff Saws. I’ve been happily using a ½”x4tpi thin-kerf blade since December but today’s post is all about a “Fastcut” from the Supertuff range. I’ve been eager to try this one out since it arrived and, today, I even managed to shoot a couple of brief videos to show you how it performs.

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