Despite the fact that it's an incredibly versatile shop tool, the bandsaw—and its proper set-up—are often poorly-understood by woodworkers. In this video, you'll learn how to properly set up and fine-tune your bandsaw for perfect rip, resaw, and curved cuts, every time. Michael Fortune tackles a whole host of tips and techniques including:

 

  • Bandsaw blade installation
  • Setting bandsaw blade tracking
  • Blade guide adjustment
  • Back bearing adjustment
  • Bandsaw table set up
  • Setting your fence for square

 

Of course, beautiful bandsawing starts with correct installation of the blade. Be sure to catch our soup-to-nuts tutorial on how to change a bandsaw blade for even more information.