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.
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.
20 December 2015
Excellent solution for bandsaw allignmentThis is an excellent solution to getting your bandsaw blade parallel to the fence, I have also used it to measure the gap the the fence an it does the job, though I will stick to my engineers rule for that as that is what I am used to using. It is very well made with crisp printing, what looks like it will be hardwearing coating and it is a solid enough piece of engineering to not be at risk from beding if not looked after as well as these sort of things should be (which they are generally not)