The bandsaw is one of the most widely used woodworking tools, found in 3 out 4 home and professional workshops Although deceptively simple a steel blade rotating around two rubber clad wheels, the bandsaw does its best work when it s tuned properly Unfortunately, most owner s manuals provided by tool manufacturers are difficult to understand, and the drawings and photos are unclear In this book, professional woodworker Lonnie Bird gives all the information bandsaw owners wished came in the owner s manual plus much what to look for when buying a bandsaw and how to tune it up for optimal performance The information is presented in an accessible, easy to understand way, making this a quick reference as well as comprehensive handbook All the information is up to date and thoroughly researched Excellent color photos by the author and a clean, friendly layout gives this book on a classic woodworking subject a fresh modern look This clearly illustrated and photographed volume will quickly become the standard reference and is a must have title for any woodworker....
|Title||:||The Bandsaw Book|
|Publisher||:||Taunton 1st Edition edition October 1, 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Bandsaw Book Reviews
I found this book pretty helpful in buying and setting up my new (to me) band saw.
This book served me well for learning basics about my 14" bandsaw. Buying a saw, selecting a blade and balancing tips were great as well as the pointers for saw set up getting the most out of your bandsaw.
I really like this book. I learned so much while reading it as I am somewhat new to the bandsaw. Easy to read and understand. Good illustrations. Highly recommend for the person seeking to understand how a bandsaw is used.
If your new to band saws as I was, this is the book for you. I think that those who are skilled at the tool could glean useful information from it as well, but not to the degree as the novice. He covers, of course, everything you could possibly want to know about band saws. Blade choices, how to set up (which is really important to get top accurate performance), which size of unit is best suited to your needs, and charts showing what degree of curve you could expect out of different size blades. Additionally the type of material, and blade teeth differences, and their best suited application for different tasks, which is key to know.
This book is an outstanding guide to fine-tuning your bandsaw. My 12 inch bandsaw cuts much better than before, and I have
Along with Mark Duginske's "The Bandsaw Handbook" this book by Lonnie Bird should make a suitable match for your library. Both books together pretty much cover everything you need to know about using and maintaining, and setting up a bandsaw for best operation. While both books cover similar topics, this one seems a little more up to date content and style-wise, although the content hasn't really needed to be changed much over the years... The same basic bandsaw design exists on modern machines that existed on many older ones. The photographs and clear and the text is easy to read. After reading and further adjustment of my bandsaw, it now cuts extremely well and tracks accurately. Worthwhile piece of literature!