Bandsaw Questions: Thrust Bearings
How to make sure that these bearings work properly to keep the blade from flexing. Part four of a 9-part series answering questions about bandsaws.
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Sauk Rapids, Minn.
A Fine Woodworking contributing editor, Roland Johnson answers questions about keeping a bandsaw’s blade, tires, wheels, and guides adjusted properly for trouble-free cuts.
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