with Andy Rae
Online Class

The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing

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Build your knowledge of essential bandsaw skills alongside professional woodworker Andy Rae. Start with how to maintain and adjust your machine for better performance. Next, explore inexpensive and easy-to-use accessories that will help you cut more efficiently and safely. See how different fences can assist you in making accurate cuts. Then, learn proper bandsaw techniques for making straight cuts on any size piece of wood. Andy will even show you how to create perfect-fitting lap joints and tenons with your bandsaw. Plus, find out how a few simple jigs allow you to cut perfect arcs and circles.


  • intermediate
  • 4 episodes
  • 1h49m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Your Saw Ready

1. Getting Your Saw Ready

Meet your instructor, Andy Rae, and learn about proper bandsaw care and maintenance. See which blades are best for each cut and learn how to make sure your saw wheels are in tip-top shape. Andy demonstrates how to install a blade and adjust the guides for perfect cuts every time.

2. Fences, Blades & Accessories

2. Fences, Blades & Accessories

Discover which inexpensive and easy-to-install accessories can increase your safety and cutting efficiency, then delve into making cuts using a fence. Andy offers his advice for using stock, magnetic and resaw fences and how to adjust your fences to account for drift.

3. Straight Cuts & Joinery

3. Straight Cuts & Joinery

Learn how to make straight cuts on pieces big and small, freehand or with a fence. Andy demonstrates proper and safe techniques for feeding your wood through your saw, no matter the size. Then, see how you can use your bandsaw to create perfect-fitting lap joints and tenons.