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Daily Archives: October 3, 2014

Bandsaw Blade Speed Recommendations

It is important to consider bandsaw blade speed recommendations if accuracy, a smooth finish, and increased output are part of the plan. A bandsaw’s teeth are designed to cut a variety of materials and produce a uniform cut. The minimum radius of a curve cut on a particular bandsaw is determined by the width of the band and its kerf. Bandsaw speeds can range anywhere from 40′ (12 m) per minute to 5,000′ (1,500 m) per minute, and specialized saws built for friction cutting of hard metals run at speeds of up to 15,000′ per minute. New tooth geometries and pitch …

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Proper Blade Pitch

Bandsaw blades are designed with specific tooth pitch in order to be able to properly cut certain sized materials. These teeth are essential to achieving accurate cuts and positive output. A complete set of teeth on an operational saw blade prevents chips from sticking to the blade and the materials being cut, offering the smooth, flawless finish everyone desires in their work. Bandsaw blades are made with specific tooth designs and the purposes of that engineering helps in the following ways: Offering the ability to remove chips from the material being cut Efficiently carrying the chips out of the cut A bandsaw’s teeth are …

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Improper Use of Bandsaw Blades

Bandsaw blades are manufactured through a special process that depends on the type of bandsaw machine it is specially designed to be used with, and each blade must pass several observation points before it can be labeled a high-quality blade. Improper use of bandsaw blades will lead to breaks. A lot of factors will actually lead to blade breakage, such as too much tension, high feed or speed rates, use of the improper blade type, inaccurately sized blade guides, and improper operating procedure. Some can blame it on blade quality without considering the other factors mentioned above, which will all adversely affect the blade’s proper …

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Purchasing a Used Bandsaw Machine

When purchasing a used bandsaw machine, there are a few things to realize and check thoroughly in order to make an informed decision and a satisfactory purchase. Things that will assure full functioning — as would be expected in any machine purchase, new or used. Here are some of the important considerations and what to check for when purchasing a used bandsaw machine. Band wheels should be in good shape and not wobble. Grab each wheel with both hands and push with one hand while pulling with the other. Check to see that the wheels are fairly balanced. Check the bearings by spinning …

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