Video: Tips For Making Basic Angled Bandsaw Cuts
Tips for making basic exterior and interior angled cuts with a band saw. You can save time by taking extra time to carefully follow the cut layout line.
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Tips For Making Basic Angled Bandsaw Cuts - Video Transcript
Speaker 1: When I need to make angled cuts on small parts, such as the legs on this kids stool, my tool of choice is the bandsaw. With the bandsaw, the only force being applied to the workpiece by the blade is downward, so I don't have to be concerned about possible kickback, or having to keep a tight grip on the workpiece. The only thing that I have to be concerned about is guiding the cut along my layout line. Today I'm going to show you how I approach two different kinds of angled cuts on the bandsaw. First, an outer edge like this one, and second, an interior cut. For cuts with easy access like the outer edges on the legs, I stayed just outside the line. After making the cuts, I use a sanding block or block plan to shave right up to the line and remove any marks left by the sawblade. For stopped interior cuts like these which are harder to access with a plane or sanding block, I take my time and cut as close to the line as I can so it only takes the light sanding to clean up the edge. So next time you're making cuts on the bandsaw, consider the time and effort it's going to take to clean up the cut after you're done. Taking a little extra time cutting close to the line can actually save you time in the long run.