I am convinced by the Michael Fortune approach to band saw setup, but cannot quite get where I want to go. The saw is a 14″ Rockwell (Delta) with the riser. I shimmed a wheel to get them coplanar and then used Fortune’s approach; that is, set the fence parallel to the guide slot and then adjusting the entire table until the trailing edge of the blade is centered in the kerf, and the cut runs parallel to the fence. In my case, I had to enlarge the slotted holes in the 6 table mount holes to get wherever I am, which is either there or very close. Nevertheless, the cut reliably runs slightly away from the fence. It is not terrible in that it doesn’t run off far enough to bind up. The thickness changes by 0.015 or thereabouts from the start to a point an inch or 2 into the cut and the surface is not quite flat. For most things, that’s quite good enough, but there are times when better would be better. I’m hoping Mr. Fortune reads these posts, but am happy to hear from other experts, too. Thanks.
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