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Woodworking – how to adjust for band saw blade drift YouTube video for workshop techniques & skills. A woodworking online video shows how to adjust for band saw blade drift. Learn a band saw skill & method to correct for band saw blade drift. This YouTube how to video provides you with the woodworking information necessary to make straight cuts on the band saw. Watch how to adjust for blade drift in the woodworking video clips. Ripping thin strips of wood veneer is made easy when the angle of the bandsaw blade’s drift is known. This woodworking video demonstrates how to find the “drift” angle and also how to setup the fence so that uniform thin strips can be easily made on the band saw. For more woodworking online information to learn about how to adjust for band saw blade drift click the video link. Be smart, work safe, and learn how to adjust for band saw blade drift! Watch more woodworking videos on YouTube… Subscribe to the YouTube Channel: Learn more, Experience more! Bob Simmons
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23 Responses to “Woodworking – How to Adjust for Band Saw Blade Drift – Workshop Techniques”

  1. AppJourneyman says:

    My suggestion is to find a chart on band saw blades and make your decision based upon that information. Research that online. Check out various band saw blade companies like Olsen or Timberwolf. They will have charts for all their band saw blades.

  2. anastyschoolboy says:

    Great, thanks! If I may ask another, I am trying my first bandsaw box. I
    resawed some factory pine and a pecan log from my backyard to about 3/8″
    and alternated them into a 3″ laminated cube. What blade should I use to
    cut the turns in the block. The turns will need to be pretty tight. I was
    thinking a 1/4″ 3-5TPI. Do you have a better suggestion?

  3. AppJourneyman says:

    To answer your question about thickness of material being cut and the thickness of the test material being cut to measure the drift angle. Focus on getting the drift angle` using a piece of scrap…make a cut about 16-20″. (Don’t worry about the thickness of the scrap piece. 1/4″ is fine.) Once you determine the drift angle, then you can cut any thickness. Then test the thickness of the ripped wood with a dial caliper to see if the material is of equal thickness all the way around. Good job!

  4. AppJourneyman says:

    The same principles apply whether one is working with large or small band saw blades. The truth is, not everybody adjust for bandsaw blade drift. Some know how to do it & some don’t know how to do it.

  5. anastyschoolboy says:

    Your idea for drift adjustment is working well for me, thanks! I have one question. If I am to resaw 3″ stock shouldn’t I test the drift angle with a 3″ scrap? In other words, does the thickness of the material have any bearing on the drift angle?

  6. anastyschoolboy says:

    Hello again. I am seeing videos of people resaawing logs and such with big blades (1″ -2TPI or 3/4 ” 3 TPI etc.) and they do not appear to be adjusting for blade drift. Is this something that happens more with smaller blades?

  7. AppJourneyman says:

    You’re welcome.

    Please click on the first link in the description under the video. It will take you to a link on the woodworking blog. There you can learn more about how to adjust for band saw drift. Also, you can learn about the thin rip jig. It works great & only cost $20. It allows for a very affordable and highly accurate way for ripping veneer and thin strips on the band saw. If you watch these woodworking videos, you will see it in use very often.

    Thanks for watching & asking.

  8. anastyschoolboy says:

    I was wondering how I was going to adjust for drift on my new band saw. (first timer)
    Very clever, sir w/o spending $ on a fancy fence! Many thanks.
    Would you tell me the name of the tool with the roller tip that is on the right side of the table ?
    Thanks again!

  9. AppJourneyman says:

    The focus needs to be on the design of the complete assembly rather than just the router table top. The frame needs to be solid with enough weight not to vibrate. As far as the top goes, mine is 3/4″ ply & 3/4″ mdf. It works very well & is vibration free. However, it is supported by a solid & hefty frame.

    Look for a good design before you spend money on material. When you have a good design you can spend time building a router table that will last for years. Good luck with it.

  10. 1airgforce1 says:

    Hi there can you make a router table top with 3 layers of 3/4″ plywood, so it would be more vibration free or is that a waste of time… Thanks……

  11. AppJourneyman says:

    Thanks in return!

  12. Sweeper5 says:

    You know what man…yours are the most impressive and insightful woodworking videos I have ever seen. You don’t even speak…just clearly demonstrate secrets and techniques that a guy like me would never have the opportunity to learn. Don’t know what prompted you to want to share your techniques with us, but I sure do thank you. Big time.

  13. thewooforfun says:

    Thank you for the help Sir

  14. AppJourneyman says:

    Thanks for watching & paying attention! I hope you find it beneficial for your woodworking.

  15. mralh03 says:

    Really great sieries of videos, tremendously helpfull, to the point, and you never say one word. I like how you let your actions speak, and as long as the viewer pays attention. We will learn what you are showing us because you do make everything very clear to understand. Thank you and I look forward to viewing more videos in the future.

  16. BrushCountryJamboree says:

    did you ever try timber king blades

  17. noodlerII says:

    I kept waiting for the zany music and Charlie Chaplin to peek in as well

  18. DRules999 says:

    Smart, Clear and frugal to boot. Very nice.

  19. bloodynuts2 says:

    are you going to talking in 2013 or you still in the 1930s good vid.

  20. AppJourneyman says:

    Sure…I could easily adjust the screws on the bandsaw fence. Not all woodworkers have a fence with adjustment screws though. The principle idea of this video will work for many woodworkers that do not understand how to adjust for bandsaw drift. This system will also save many woodworkers from needlessly buying an expensive fence to cut uniform thin strips. Plus…this technique only takes 10 seconds.

  21. Stillraining1 says:

    Yep nice way to square it up if you don’t have a fence that will adjust..BUT YOU DO! Those two Allen screws on top of your your fence at the lock end will allow for the minimal drift angel you have …just loosen them up set the fence to your adjustable square as you did and re-tighten…your done in 45 seconds..

  22. ckhemken says:

    “Using the proper fence”?
    Your video shows why things happen not just expensive solutions. Thanks for jigs that most of us can afford. There are too many well off woodworkers out there and not enough people with minds like yours. Thanks again. Most of us really appreciate you help.

  23. AppJourneyman says:

    Mr Defender88…

    thanks for your interest!

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