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UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
£19.99 (£16.66 Ex. VAT)

UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy

Code: 101807

  • Designed and made in Axminster
  • Unique bandsaw blade aligning tool
  • Checks the alignment of blade to the face of the fence
  • Rare earth magnets hold it firmly on the blade
  • 250mm long makes it easy to spot any discrepancy
  • Scale on the tip helps set fence for cutting veneers or thin boards
  • Holes for drawing circles in 25mm steps from 75 to 400mm
  • Accurately machined from anodised aluminium
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£19.99 (£16.66 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy
  • Axminster Thin Rip Jig
  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
  • UJK Technology Precision Mitre Gauge & Fence
Total: £303.30
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Bandsaw Buddy is a unique bandsaw blade aligning tool. Bandsaw Buddy allows you to check the alignment of the bandsaw blade to the face of the fence. Most other checks only require the use of a combination or engineer’s square. Truing the fence to the blade is tricky. Bandsaw Buddy has two rare earth magnets which hold it firmly on the blade. At 250mm long it is easy to spot any discrepancy and then make necessary adjustments. The magnets will keep it safely stored on the bandsaw’s frame when not in use. A scale on the tip helps set the bandsaw fence for cutting veneers or thin boards. Holes along the Buddy’s length at 12.5mm intervals allow you to draw arcs or circles in 25mm steps from 75mm to 400mm, a useful feature for marking curves or when cutting bowl blanks. Accurately machined from anodised aluminium, it also makes a handy straight edge.

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Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

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Björn

4 December 2016

This tool I should have thought out by my self :-)

Excuses for my Swedish English but here is, anyway, my review about this excellent tool.

So simple and yet so useful! But don't rely on the instructions on the package. Here is the correct way of doing it:
1. Align your fence with the mitre track on the bandsaw table
2. When your fence is straight to the mitre track, place the "Bandsaw buddy" on the bandsaw blade as is shown in the instructions and move the fence near to the "Bandsaw Buddy"
3. If "Bandsaw Buddy" is not straight to the fence then you have to adjust the bandsaw table and not the fence. It should be about 4 screws at the bottom of the table plus about 2 screws at the tilt mechanism that you can use for this operation.

I have always said that the bandsaw is overestimated as a precision tool but now it seem to be so that I have to change that statement, at least a bit. The "Bandsaw Buddy" have taken my band sawing to a higher level. The table saw is always going to be my first choice if precision is of importance but the bandsaw can take bigger work pieces and save wood and time if it works accurate.

A warning, however, is in place here: The rare earth magnets is to weak for parking the tool on a vibrating machine with moving parts. If you want to park it on you're machine; place the tool in a location that is well away from the spinning equipments.

Björn
Sweden
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BOB TIDY

26 November 2016

Good tool

I purchased this after reading a report on Website. A terrific tool, does what it says on the tin. Recommended.
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John Todd

11 November 2016

A handy well made device.

I found the device easy to use but encountered the following problems which leads me to offer the following advice:
1. Be sure to clean your saw blade before attaching the device. You need only a very thin build up of residue on the blade to mess up the alignment.
2. It is important to ensure the fence is accurately aligned to the slots in the table top before you begin the task.
3. It is also important to ensure the blade is correctly aligned (not touching the guide bearings and is central on the drive wheels) before starting.
4 On my machine (Axminster AWHBS450N 3405mm blade length) there was no micro adjustment enabling me to rotate the table about the vertical axis to achieve the correct alignment. Also, there was insufficient clearance on the bolt slots attaching the table top to the machine base to get the correct alignment. Consequently, I had to remove the table top and widen the slots.
5. Having done all this, I achieved a good alignment so it was a very useful exercise.
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John Wilson

8 November 2016

A little baffled

A bit disappointing. It's not immediately obvious what advantages this has over a piece if stick of a known and uniform thickness. Perhaps I'm missing something.
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MT

27 December 2015

Buddy indeed...

At the end of the day it's a holed ruler with 2 magnets, so lets get that out of the way. It's also more than the sum of it's parts and I've used this several times each day since I bought it and not just around the bandsaw either. It's just one of those impossibly handy things to have around the shop and the magnets do indeed stop it from becoming lost. For twenty quid - you'd be hard pressed to beat it.

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