Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
band saw blade tension

eliot d
>I always thought the blade should be under fairly high tension. But at the Baltimore Woodworking Show today I saw several demonstrations of very fancy cutting using a 1/4 Timber Wolf blade under very little tension. You could see the blade twisting all over the place, but it performed beautifully. What's going on? To really rub it in, the lady did the demo with no supports of any kind on the blade.

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