You are here

How to cut a true edge on a bandsaw

You need to cut a straight edge on a board. The only problem is, you don't have a tablesaw or radial-arm saw, only a bandsaw.

Add a long fence to your bandsaw to true that board. Make one a few inches longer than twice the length of the board you want to true. Clamp it to the saw table, extending a little more than a board length on each side of the blade, and then saw with your widest blade. Cut the second edge against the standard fence.
—Cheryl Diggs, Virginia Beach, Va.

Read more about

Tip of the Day

Get dead-on straight edges with a router

Good glue joints require dead-straight surfaces, so if you can’t rip board edges straight enough,... read more