New band saw day. Problems already ☹️

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  1. R. Stratenstein

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    But definitely do try the setup for resawing shown in that video Dave posted.
    Like night and day.

    Also, definitely get a blade that is intended as a resaw blade. Again, night and day. I use and love the Woodslicer Resaw blade from Highland Woodworking here in Atlanta, but I don’t know if they ship to the UK—but I think Timberwolf is Swedish, so probably easier to get in the UK, and also gets very high marks. Typically, a resaw blade should have a low tooth per inch count and big gullets to carry the sawdust out of the kerf as quickly as possible, because excess sawdust in the kerf is a major cause of wandering.
     
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    I have the 14" delta 1hp i use a 3/4 blade for resawing. The one thing I learned is learn how to set the saw up, set the guides properly. then blade tension not sure if theres a correct answer seems to be different opinions and methods. Resawing seems to take awhile to learn and every now and then there's a complete failure. I found slow and easy works best and a sharp blade. Myself I'm considering stepping up to roller guides and a carbide blade. I really wish I had got the 2hp motor when I bought mine. I always seem to find what method works for me I built some fancy jig for resewing it was more trouble than it was worth now I just clamp a simple fence to the table draw a guid line down the board and follow that. Keep in mind the bandsaw is not going the act like a table saw the blade pulls to one side you have to angle the work piece when you feed it in and have to adjust the angle as you cut.
     
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    That saw certainly looks like my Rikon saw - even the same color and fence but a different base. I'd bet the same with a different badge. When I set up mine I followed all the setup procedures outlined in the manual provided. Don't know what came with your Record but you may want to look up the manual for the Rikon 10-324 or 10-325. They changed the color and fence a few years back but everything else looks the same. Once set up correctly I've been very pleased with it.
    I agree with eallen, the Timberwolf blade is the way to go.
     
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    New 3/4 3tpi blade arrived today. Installed and guides adjusted. Cutting like a hot knife through butter and dead straight!!!!!!
    Machine running smoothly and reasonably quietly. Happy chap!!!
     
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    Thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted TCM!

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    Thanks DC
     
  8. R. Stratenstein

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    That's great! Thanks for the follow up on the problem.
     
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