Quick Check for Band Saw Table Squareness

Quick Check for Band Saw Table Squareness

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to check your band saw table for squareness to the blade. Here’s the quick method I like to use: take a piece of flat, square-edged scrap and cut a shallow kerf into one edge. Now pivot the block around so the kerf faces the back of the blade.

f you can slip the kerf into the blade from the back side, you know the table is square. But, if the cut doesn’t line up the table needs some fine-tuning with a combination or engineer’s square. Try the kerf-cutting trick again to check your adjustments once you’re done.

– Jim Steffner
Nova, Ohio

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