Side dressing equilizes the tooth line. During sawing, each tooth will then follow the preceding one exactly, improving blade stability and producing consistent sawing results. The sawn surfaces will also be of very good quality. Sie dressing is always carried out after the tooth line has been ground. It is important that the grinder settings should be accurate so that uneven tooth width is avoided. results should always be checked with a mearuing device, as uneven side clearance causes skewed sawing.
Tipped wood bandsaw teeth must always be side dressed. As has already been seen, the degree of grinding required many vary, but the work always has to be done.