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    Faster Cutting of Square Tubing On a Horizontal Bandsaw

    This video presents a way to speed up the cutting of square tubing on a horizontal bandsaw. The trick is to use V blocks:



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    Very informative, Rick! Thanks for showing this.

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    Rick,
    I will definitely try this technique the next time I cut any square or rectangular tubing. I wonder if substituting homemade hardwood "vee" blocks instead of precision vee blocks would work almost as well? I like your other video using a wood form to help in cutting thin wall angle stock. Thanks for sharing, Paul

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    Nice tip. Thanks for sharing Rick.

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    Thanks Rick! I've added your Square Tubing Cutting Method to our Bandsaws category, as well as to your builder page: Rick Sparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Rick , I just don't cut thin tubing on my bandsaw it jumps the blade every time. but I like your idea...:O)
    the reason is that I use the blade until there aren't any teeth left and it is stretched soooo much it likes to come off the pulleys.

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    Not sure what blades you are using but you might want to try USA made bimetal blades. They make a huge difference and they can be bought from harbor freight for $30 or so. I use those and some pipe threading/cutting fluid. My bs eats tubing up,with all teeth intact.

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    I use Starrett bi-metal blades. As you say, they work great.

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    Excellent tip, thanks sharing your tool.

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