The bandsaw is one of the most versatile machines in the shop, but it’s best for cutting curves and for resawing wide stock with minimal waste. In this thorough article, Tage Frid explains how to get the best possible cut on your bandsaw by choosing the right blade and installing it properly. He covers basic bandsaw technique and the most common way people are injured while using them, and how to cut several joints on the bandsaw. Side information discusses straight-line cutting and a bandsaw “sawmill.”

From Fine Woodworking #27