A good fence = good cuts
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.Michael always keeps an auxiliary wood fence attached to his bandsaw's metal fence. Why? So the blade doesn't abrade the metal fence, to support wider stock when resawing, and because it is so much faster to square an auxiliary fence to the table. To adjust the wood fence, Michael simply removes it and adheres one or more lengths of masking tape along either the bottom or top edge of the saw's metal fence, as shown.