How to Use 9 inch band saw

What kind of band saw do I Need?

This is a RIKON Power Tools 14 inch open stand band saw. It accepts all 111 inch long blades with blade width from 3/16 inches to ¾ inches. Equipped with a 1-1/2 hp 114/230 dual volt motor, you’re never short of power as it produces up to 2950 RPM or 1445 FPM of speed to power through cuts.

What's the depth of cut on a band saw?

The saw's depth of cut is the distance from the table to the upper blade guides. Many band saws are marketed on this feature alone, which tells the prospective buyer how thick of stock can be cut using the band saw.

What should the TPI be on a band saw?

Band saw blades have a TPI (teeth per inch) number. In general, the more teeth per inch the tighter the cuts and more intricate details it can handle. However, that blade will flex more and cannot cut harder stock wood as efficiently. For straight cuts and thicker stock, a lower TPI number is desired.

How to make a cross cut with a band saw?

You do not want to deflect the blade to the rear of the band saw too much. So again, push with moderate pressure and try to keep as constant a speed as you can, pushing with a stick​. The rip cut is complete after the material passes all the way through and past the blade, separating it into two pieces. 7. Make Your ​Cross Cut


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