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 Hobby Series HBS200N Bandsaw
  • Axminster Thin Rip Jig
  • Axminster Hobby Series HBS200N Mitre Fence
Total: £243.95
Description

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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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Bandsaw Buddy

Four great uses, one small price!

Designed and manufactured here at Axminster HQ, the Bandsaw Buddy is the must-have accessory for every bandsaw owner out there.

Do you need an easy, quick and accurate way of aligning your blade, fence or table? Perhaps you’re looking for a quick way of marking bowl blanks, or maybe you want precise, wafer thin veneers for that furniture project. Always keep your buddy on hand, the integrated magnets allow simple storage on your bandsaw, keeping it close to hand and ready for action.

Aligning blade with fence

Blade Alignment Tool

Rare earth magnets securely hold the rule to the blade. This enables you to align your rip fence and table perfectly parallel with the blade. Always use it on a new blade. Why? An old blade may have been twisted or kinked during use, knocking out the accuracy.

Measuring thickness

Thickness Gauge

A convenient and accurate metric thickness gauge, great for veneering.

Drawing a circle

Circle Marking Gauge

Draw circles for bowl blanks from 75mm to 400mm radius in increments of 25mm.

Marking a straight line

Straight Edge

Accurately machined from anodised aluminium, it's handy for accurate marking.

Reviews (10)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

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Marcello Miele

14 January 2017

ok

ok
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Robert

12 January 2017

Very pleased

Works well does everything I need it to do and more. Typical Axminster good kit
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Pete

9 January 2017

Supplement to previous review

I have not changed the star system and stand by the not great review I left previously, however I have changed the blade to a 23mm blade and that one shows my fence guide as correct. I think the inaccuracy was due to me originally testing on a 14mm blade. OR it could possibly be some tire wear on my bandsaw on the smaller blade size.

SO in brief, I retract what I said about inaccuracy, I think they just need a wider blade to function fully. but I do stand by the countersink not being enough for sensible use of standard pencil and braddle. The 7mm is reduced to 5mm by a 2mm countersink which is not enough for my braddle to hols fast on sawn timber, not for my pencil to make a visible line. 3.5mm countersink leaving 3.5mm hole depth would work much better.
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Pete

6 January 2017

Disappointing Xmas gift

I abuse my bandsaw greatly, it is a large'ish saw 16" so it is my sawmill, and my shaping tool of choice cutting bowl blanks pen blanks and bits of tree all in one day, often without bothering to change the blade as it's just the one cut!

I have seen the bandsaw buddy a number of times this year on various Emails and bottom of the page type links, so when asked for Xmas present ideas it was at the right price point and looked handy...

However on using it it shows my blade and fence are not quite in line... except it doesn't there is some inaccuracy in the magnets, I cut a 1mm veneer with the bandsaw that was supposedly not correctly set up. The marking holes are not countersunk enough so I can't sensibly get a pencil mark from them unless the pencil is sharpened to a point so sharp it leave no visable line, plus my standard braddle won't fit through the hole to hold the centre.

This leaves me with a 10" ruler / straight edge with a magnet that isn't quite strong enough to hold it securly on a machine.

Had I bought it I would have returned it in disgust at the inaccurate overpriced piece of aluminium that it is. As it was a gift I will leave it stuck to the back of my bandsaw unused and forlorn most of the time, but as a ruler and straight edge when it happens to be the closest one... £20 is a bit much for what it is.
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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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