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WheelBrush

Accurate bandsaw adjustments make all the difference between a so-so cut and one that requires little cleanup. During a visit to the shop of premier master craftsman, Michael Fortune, he shared with us how he uses his $350 bandsaw to get results you'd expect to see from a saw costing two or three times as much. Here's one of this shop-proven tips.Too much sawdust buildup on the wheel could move the blade off the crown, affecting cut quality. A simple brush located on the lower wheel keeps sawdust from compacting on the tire. On one bandsaw in Michael's shop, he fastened a small piece of wooden push broom inside the lower housing, letting the stiff bristles do the dirty work. Another option: Purchase a wheel brush from Rockler, no. 28299. (Call 800/279-4441, or visit rockler.com.)