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Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System

Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System. Feed Rate and Feed Systems in band saw operation are important cutting variables that impact production rate and machine-ability. So, what is Feed Rate and the various types of Feed Systems that exist? The Feed Rate is defined as the amount of material (in square inches) that a band saw can cut per minute. This number or amount is often referred to as S.I.P.M. (Square Inches Per Minute). Critical to the proper operation of a band saw is the smooth steadiness of the head of the saw as it drops onto the material being cut. The feed should always be …

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Band Saw Tooth Pitch

Band Saw Tooth Pitch — a guide. First and foremost, there should be a minimum of three teeth in a cut and a maximum of 24 teeth. Optimally then, there should be six to twelve teeth in any one cutting operation for best output performance. Softer materials require fewer teeth in the cut, but more gullet capacity. The harder materials being worked with will require more teeth in a cut, sharing the machine-ability load but with less gullet area. Constant-feed band saw machines can use a coarser pitch blade while gravity-feed machines can use a finer pitch blade. Too many teeth in the cut will work to …

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Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping

Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping. Some questions to consider when band saw blades end up with stripped teeth early in its life span. What type of saw is used to cut materials? What types of materials are being cut? Are there too few teeth in the cut? Too many? Is the chip brush working? Are the lubricants and coolant being utilized? Are the gullets filling with material, causing bounce? What speed is being run for the particular production task being operated? Is it  a quality blade that is being used? Is the saw blade’s weld straight? If no, Stop! Call your supplier right away. Is the …

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Blade Fail Check-List

Blade Fail Check-List. So, how does a band saw blade fail? Above and beyond  the most easily recognizable symptom of blade failure — when your 10’5 1/4″ blade becomes just one long bow saw type blade — there are certain aspects of the cutting process before, during, and after that need to be taken into consideration. Let’s look at the Big 22: variables that might cause blade failure. 1.     Operator error — if there are multiple operators on one saw, the question becomes, is everybody on the same page? 2.     The right teeth in the band — remember, minimum of 3; maximum …

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Buying Band Saw Blades Online

Buying Band Saw Blades Online Oh, the times they are a-changing. Out of the box thinking is now Standard Operating Procedure. Black is the new white, 50 is the new 40, etc. Ordering band saw blades for your heavy cutting needs online? Why not! Buying your saw blades online eliminates the brick and mortar; the burden of salary and benefits for the visiting salesman, and the time that visit takes out of your morning or afternoon, or worse, your production team’s time. From putting the product on the floor or the racks to out the door. Ordering band saw blades online is simple, …

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