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Daily Archives: October 7, 2014

Bandsaw Blade Drift

Blade drift is a term that may be unfamiliar to some but is actually one of the most common problems encountered during the cutting process. Bandsaw blade drift is a tendency for the blade to change direction left or right while making a cut. Factors that cause blade drift include the following: Saw blade not centered on the crown of the tires — the crown is deformed The blade should be adjusted to run on center. Once a blade moves away from crown center, it will drift in either direction. Blade tooth damage If one side of the blade has more sets than the …

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SFPM

Bandsaw machines are used in woodworking, machine shops, and to form cut. Bandsaw operation can also differ depending on the model used. Most applications associated with speed and blade control are relatively similar, though, and based primarily on the materials being cut. The speed of the blade is expressed in surface feet per minute (SFPM). The tooth pattern and blade speed required are determined by the texture, density, hardness, and porosity of the material being cut. There are a variety of speeds available for bandsaw machines. They include fixed, variable pulley, infinite variable, and electronic drive. The speed of the band is something …

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OEM or Aftermarket Parts

At some point in the life of a bandsaw machine, parts will need to be replaced. The decision to go with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or aftermarket parts will occur. Understanding the differences between the two choices will help in that decision process. OEM parts are made by the manufacturer of the original parts that came with the new bandsaw machine. Some brands get materials for fabricating parts from other independent companies, yet they still manufacture their own bandsaws according to the original design specifications. Aftermarket parts are the opposite. These parts are produced by companies other than the original manufacturer but are made to fit …

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