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Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

Safe Bandsaw Operation

Research shows that bandsaw machines are considered to be among the safest of all woodworking equipment. They are often considered to be the ultimate woodworking tool for cutting different shapes and angles. The risk of accidents still exists though, and no type of mechanical equipment can truly be considered accident-free or 100% safe to operator. Guidelines and safety procedures need to be learned and implemented in order to achieve a higher safety standard inside any machine or woodworking shop — including a basement or garage set-up. Improper use is a major safety concern, and this post will attempt to cover …

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Proper Blade Break-In Procedure

Proper bandsaw blade break-in means achievement of a smooth operation via perfectly cut materials, resulting in a successful output — accountability at its easiest and best. One aspect of an operator’s responsibility to professional accountability in the sawing industry is to achieve proper installation and maintain full function of bandsaw blades. Assuring proper bandsaw blade break-in is crucial to the industry, and some bandsaw operators will agree that the best advice to heed is a relatively simple mind-game of sorts — to think of the saw blade as a new pencil with a sharp tip. Too much pressure and the tip breaks, and with extended use, …

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How to Prolong Bandsaw Blade Life

The proper use and daily maintenance of bandsaw blades will help to prolong bandsaw blade life and provide effective output for the duration of the blade. With time and usage, bandsaw blades start to deteriorate. Stripped teeth, band breakage, crooked cuts, premature cutting of teeth, and rough cuts occur with a dull, worn-out blade. To help prolong bandsaw blade life, there are simple and daily steps to take that will guarantee prolonged bandsaw blade life and achieve better, more productive output. Proper break-in procedure At the very start of use for any bandsaw blade, break in is essential to extending the life of the saw blade. When …

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The Velox VX-330 DC

The Velox VX-330 DC is a useful and reliable bandsaw that can single or multi- cut (in stock). A dual-column bandsaw with a 7/8” to 13” round, 15 3/4” x 13” rectangle cutting capacity, and a blade speed of 50Hz to 60Hz depending on the model. The Velox VX-330 DC’s saw dimension requirement is a 13’6” l by 1 1/4” w blade. It uses a 5 hp motor. As a dual-column bandsaw, the Velox VX-330 DC has a touch screen and rotary encoder, as well as a hydraulic carbide guide. It offers the ability to program in different languages and a zero point auto-check function along …

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