By Paige Mcconnell. Power Tools. Published at Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 - 22:42:28 PM.
5. You can make lumber from tree limbs that have fallen from storm damage or limbs that you harvest for the purpose of making lumber. I usually use about a 4 foot piece, which is about how much I can lift. I have made lumber from oak, walnut, elm, boxelder, and hickory limbs. The beautiful rose color that the boxelder had enabled me to make nice pen blanks, plaques and other pen holders.
3. You can cut very thick lumber with a bandsaw. The one I made will cut a depth of 12 inches, which is not possible to do with a table saw. 4. You can make resaw cuts on lumber with a bandsaw to make bookend type doors or plaques, as one side will be a mirror image to the other. You can also resaw lumber and make thin boards for such projects as miniatures. With my saw I was able to make small outhouse toilet paper holders, kleenex holders and other miniature outhouses for a friend that had outhouse decor in her spare bathroom.
9. A bandsaw is safer than a circular saw as you can stop the saw in the material without damaging the material. There are not as many cutting teeth exposed at high speed with a bandsaw, thus making it less likely that you will be injured. 10. A bandsaw has a much easier cut or feed pressure than a table saw, and there is no danger of kickback with a bandsaw like there is with a circular saw. With a bandsaw, the material is pulled down toward the table holding it tight, where a circular saw will tend to let the wood rise up off of the table. You should use a push stick on both types of a saw. A circular saw holds the stock down, a bandsaw keeps your fingers away from the bands. Whether you have a homemade bandsaw or a commercial bandsaw is up to you. But these 10 suggestions in making a great cut should help. The biggest difference in a homemade bandsaw and a commercial one is mostly just the cost, but either way it is a great item to have if woodworking is your hobby.
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