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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 pm 
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Here is an idea that works for me on the bandsaw. Most of us use scrap wood as a backing on the table to create a zero throat when cutting thin pieces of wood. Anyone who does that knows that the backing has a tendency to run away, sometimes interfering with the cut in progress. The last photo is just such a runaway piece of backing.The cut in the backing also clogs with dust making it impossible to back it off the blade. No loss really, but it means you have to use new backing often. To keep the backing from sliding I cut a couple of strips of self adhesive sand paper, you could use regular sandpaper and spray adhesive, and apply it to the underside of my backing. 120 grit seems to work good, but I’m sure other grits would be fine too. It keeps the backing in place, and it usually can be backed off the blade for future use. The heavier work I’m doing, the heavier piece of backing I use. It varies from 1/4” ply to 5/8” ply, depending on the task at hand. Works for me. Enjoy your woodwork!—Bob G.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:08 am 
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Nice idea, think I will give it a try.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:54 am 
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yes use that same trick
it makes cutting more accurate and safer
thanks BOB

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:33 am 
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Thanks for the tip, I have never done that.

While on the bandsaw subject, who uses a blade lubricant and what kind? Went to a resaw workshop and the instructor used and recommended it (wood friendly). It was in a cardboard tube like a caulk cartridge.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:42 am 
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I find them useless
Your saw teeth have a set. That means there is a clearance cut by the tooth and the side of the blade should be free. Bet that guy was selling the stuff .

Put me down for set up the saw right no need for blade lube.

I only cut a few 100 sets a year and that doesn't count the molds and plywood I run through . Learn to get the proper blade.

Good rule of thumb is to have 4 to 6 teeth in the work so if you have a 3/4 in blade a 6 tooth per inch

I also use different teeth
J hood raker etc. Find the teeth that work for you. I get my blades here
https://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/
talk to the sales people they know the product and can get you the right blade. A good blade isn't cheap but it will out cut and out last the cheap blade and make the investment worth the $$$$.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Bob Gleason wrote:
... cut a couple of strips of self adhesive sand paper, you could use regular sandpaper and spray adhesive, and apply it to the underside of my backing.!—Bob G.


So,is the sandpaper touching your piece being sawn, sandwiched between the two wood pieces?

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