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Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

Bundle Cutting

Using a bandsaw for speedy bundle cutting — advice about production speed. Selecting the correct bandsaw for the job and the correct saw blade for the material being cut are critical to production performance. Many machine shop owners are interested in how best to speed up production in order to cut more material using a bandsaw. Sometimes, in the quest for faster production it is thought to be time that is the problem. It actually turns out to be a combination of factors: things that end up being responsible for bottlenecks in the sawing process. A myopic vision leads to thinking that purchasing …

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Bandsaw Blade Types

There are a lot of bandsaw blade types on the market today, generating questions about things like what materials will the blade cut, is it the right blade for the machine, and are the dimensions capable of handling a cut. Understanding bandsaw blade types helps when it comes time to purchase new blades. There are three bandsaw blade types that all saw blade manufacturers and distributors carry: Carbon, Bi-Metal, and Carbide Blades. At SawBlade.com, we offer a variety of blades in each of the three categories. CARBON BLADES 101 Series — Haltbar Flex-Back Carbon Bandsaw Blade This blade type is …

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Blade Tension

Blade tension is a term used to describe how tight a bandsaw blade is on a bandsaw and is expressed in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI). In order to consistently produce straight and uniform cuts, bandsaw blades require tension. Before installing a bandsaw blade, the first thing to do is to put tension on the wheel to hold it firmly in place. This should be done each time a saw blade is replaced to insure accurate cuts. Most bandsaws come with a gauge tension meter, which will indicate the amount of tension required based on the width of the blade. This is …

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Bandsaw Tune-Up

Correct bandsaw tune-up is important to achieve optimum performance as well as to preserve the condition of the machine and saw blades. Whether a new bandsaw is purchased or the blades on an existing saw need replacing, spending a little time to make sure all of the adjustable parts are correctly aligned is important to the success of any cutting procedure. It will also guarantee a longer, more productive life of both the machine and the blades used. There are three simple adjustments that will help to keep the saw cut true. It is a good idea to check these adjustments each …

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