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Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Safe Bandsaw Operation

Safe Bandsaw Operation is as obvious as it is important for anyone owning and operating equipment that uses sharp objects at fast speeds. Another seemingly obvious statement would be to say that the bandsaw is not a simple machine to be taken lightly. From the small table top variety of bandsaw to the larger, more complex models, the need of sufficient knowledge and skill in operating these machines is essential to maintaining a safe and stress-free work environment. Saw operators are already aware of the fact that there are dangers involved when working with and even near such a machine. One wrong move could lead …

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Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking

Sharing information that is helpful and affords profitable results with satisfactory production is part of the team effort here at SawBlade.com. Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking is helpful advice any bandsaw operator should know in order to achieve those desired results. Proper bandsaw blade tracking procedure is meant to help the bandsaw machine operator stay safe while also conducting a flawless cutting operation. For proper bandsaw blade tracking, we advise the following: Remove the back-up guides and then loosen or remove the side guides. Tension the saw blade. The blade should be properly tightened in order to obtain straight cuts and to reduce blade fatigue. After …

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Negative Issues with Cut

Multiple factors cause negative issues with cut that affect the quality of the bandsaw machine’s performance and output. The following are some of the possible causes and their solutions to the issues: Dull blade It is highly recommended that the saw blade be replaced rather than having it sharpened. To avoid premature dulling of saw blade teeth, proper break-in procedure should be implemented along with things like coolant concentration and flow, the chip brush, appropriate feed rates and blade speed, and a proper tooth pitch for the material being cut. Improper break-in New bandsaw blades have sharp teeth that are fragile …

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