Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Right Tool For the Job

My father often used this expression to emphasize the importance of using tools as intended.  An adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer, but not as effectively, and may end up damaged.  I received a specifically metal cutting bandsaw blade for my Craftsman vertical bandsaw and what a difference.  Finer teeth (you should have three teeth in the material) and 1/2" wide, so less flex means a straighter cut.

1 comment:

Darrell said...

Most people run too fine a blade (too many TPI) on their bandsaws. As mentioned, three teeth in the cut is good. People may think they need 16-18 TPI, when they should be running 8-10 TPI.