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Daily Archives: September 9, 2014

Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades

Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades . . . are probably the coolest band saw blade ever produced. A must-have in any shop that production-cuts tough and hard materials like metals. Here’s why. First, a carbide tipped band saw blade is a metallic bodied saw blade with highly specialized teeth. A small bead of carbide is welded onto each tooth. They are proportionately cut and then ground sharp onto the saw blade. The result is that the very tips of the saw blade are now stronger than a Bi-Metal saw blade. A carbide tipped saw blade enables for aggressive cutting of materials that …

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Hard-Back and Flex-Back Saw Blades

Hard-Back and Flex-Back Saw Blades. Band saw blades are as complex and they are diversified. It is important to consider all of the different variables that come into play when it comes to cutting different types of materials. There is wood, metal, steel, etc. Also, think about how precise and accurate these materials can be cut, and how fast the saw blade actually starts the cut the moment it makes contact with the material that is being worked. Band saw blade diversification can be carried over to the Hard-Back and Flex-Back band saw blades. They are just as complex and …

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Wide-Set Structural Band Saw Blades

Wide-Set Structural Band Saw Blades. The metal fabrication and manufacturing industries are two of the toughest and most competitive businesses in operation today. From several viewpoints, there are different issues to consider in order to remain successful, competitive, and to continue to attract new customers. The quality of the product being produced may be the most important factor to consider in this market. Customers may tolerate some things, but a poor quality finish to any end result product is not one of them. The same is true for those who supply the products used to produce more products for other consumers. Being particular about the purchase of high-quality …

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Effective Stainless Steel Cutting

Effective Stainless Steel Cutting Most band saw blades fail due to lack of break-in procedure, the feed system is not working correctly, there are too many or too few teeth on the cut, or because of the use of the wrong saw blade for the material to be cut. In order to help achieve an effective cut of stainless steels, please consider the following: Use of the proper saw blade Speed rate and Feed rate The number of teeth in the saw blade Break-in procedure of the saw blade The best saw blades to use for the proper and effective cutting of stainless …

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Coolants and Lubricants 101

Coolants and Lubricants 101 – a primer. Heat is one of the main reasons for blade failure. Lubricating the cutting edge of a band saw blade will reduce the heat that is generated by the cutting friction of the blade as it comes into contact with the material in production. A flood of coolant will help to wash away the chips from the gullets of the blade. Chips can become work-hardened during the cutting process occurs due to the friction heat and by compaction. If the chips are dragged back into a cut more than once, they can damage the saw blade’s teeth. Coolant …

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Replacing Worn Bandsaw Tires

To obtain efficient operation of any bandsaw machine, it is important to choose the right tire for the right bandsaw. Consideration must also be taken with regard to the material the tire is made of and the size of the bandsaw machine. The Right Tires A bandsaw tire is a vital piece of any bandsaw machine. Its purpose is to protect the wheel from making contact with the blade and therefore avoid causing damage to the saw blade. Tires come in two different varieties depending on the material they’re manufactured from and the size of width of the blade: Rubber or Urethane. Rubber vs. Urethane Tires …

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