If your a machinist, then you have to have a metal bandsaw to cut down raw material.
Most hobby metal bandsaws are like this chinese model. A little bit of tuning up and mods can make a big difference.
The 4×6 Bandsaw Mods and Tune Up video couldn’t have come at a better time. We have an old Grizzly in our shop. We mainly us it for cutting 6061 aluminum. I bought it used a couple of years ago. While it is decent at cutting long stock in the horizontal position, the vertical position lacks much in the same way that yours used to. I like how you replaced the table and milled the support bracket. I think that I know what I’m doing Sunday afternoon!
Thanks for some very informative and entertaining videos. I’ll have to spend more time here.
November 17, 2012 at 11:51 pmI’m looking to use a CNC roeutr table to flycut the top surface of some wood. Importantly, I need the surface to end up quite rough e.g the type of rough cut surface you would get from cutting some wood using a circular saw (but without any machining marks). Which roeutr blade should I use to achieve this? Or is it more a case of reducing the roeutr cutting speed. Whenever I have used a roeutr to cut wood, the cut surfaces have been left quite smooth. The cut top surface of the wood needs to have no machining marks. This is the main reason why I’m considering using a roeutr. When I have cut wood using a circular saw, I really like the slightly rough texture and look but unfortunately you also get faint machining marks which I don’t want.I have tried planing but it leaves the wood too smooth. Reply