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A Guide to Bandsaw Blade Life

The life of a bandsaw blade shortens due to things like cutting speed, depth of cut, chip thickness, tooth geometry, the materials being cut, cutting fluid, and machine rigidity. The physical and chemical properties of the materials will also influence bandsaw blade life by modifying stability and wear rates. Blades are designed for high heat, abrasive materials, and entry/exit shock, and ironically, these are the very things that help to reduce blade life. Other variables to shorten or prolong bandsaw blade life include: The operator — the one with at least basic knowledge of all the other life-span variables. The person operating the bandsaw machine can work to either shorten blade life …

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