Band Saw: Bad cuts

If your band saw isn't cutting well, replace the blade if it's dull or damaged, following the steps in the link below. If the blade is in good shape, the problem could be your technique. For starters, use the rip fence to guide your work piece through the saw blade to make uniform cuts; use lighter pressure on the work piece, slow the feed rate and adjust the blade guides as shown in your owner's manual.

These repairs may help solve your Band Saw problem:

Replace the band saw blade

Band saw blade

The band saw blade becomes dull with use. Cutting hard wood or metal hastens blade dulling. The band saw blade is dull when you must apply significantly more than normal force to push the piece you’re cutting through the blade. Replace the band saw blade when it's dull or damaged.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.