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How to measure your bandsaw blade length

First, adjust your tension mechanism so that it is about 1/3 of the way from the closed position. Then measure the diameter of your wheels where the blade rides. Take each wheels diameter multiply that by Pi (3.1416) and divide it by the number of wheels. Then add these numbers together.  Example: 14” wheel 1 12” wheel2 14 (3.1416) /2 =21.992 12 (3.1416)/2 =18.84 21.98 + 18.84 = 40.82 Now measure between the axles on which your wheels turn. If you have 2 wheel use this number twice. If you have more than two wheel measure from axle to axle until …

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The Cutting Capacity of a Chop Saw

How do you measure the cutting capacity of a chop saw A chop saw is essentially a lightweight circular saw mounted on a spring-loaded pivoting arm and supported by a metal base. A chop saw is considered the best saw to get very exact, square cuts. The capacity of a chop saw is the maximum thickness of the materials which it can cut. If the capacity is larger, it means the saw can cut thicker materials. The normal cutting capacity for circular saw is considered to be 1/3 of the blade’s diameter in most materials. The usual diameters are the following: …

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The Trajan Q700 Metal Cutting Chop Saw

Introducing The Trajan Q700! Trajan Q700 metal cutting chop saw offers a safer, cleaner way to cut metal. It is easy to operate and move around. Great versatility and can be equipped with a wide variety of blades. This saw includes a QSaw, 48T 7″ Carbide circular saw blade for cutting Stainless Steel. Unlike Abrasive Saws, it produces virtually no heat, burrs or sparks, makes accurate cuts and leaves a finished workable surface. Trajan Q700 metal cutting chop saws are designed with different configurations of blades for Steel, Aluminum & Wood. Powered on 110AC motor and weighing in at less than 10 lbs, this …

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Carbide tipped saw blade for cutting wood?

Why choose a Carbide tipped saw blade? It is never wrong to use a Carbide Tipped saw blade for cutting wood. Carbide tipped saw blades cut almost everything from asbestos to Zirconium, including paper, plastics, rubber, steel, insulation, aluminum, and even food, as well as every kind of wood in the world and all the wood composites. Sure, almost any of the dozens of blade styles will actually cut all of these materials, but when you consider accuracy, finish, tool life and safety, there is no blade that will do everything. It’s not a wonder why woodworking tradesmen and hobbyists …

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How to keep your chop saw up and running

How to keep your chop saw up and running. Chop saw is really a handy power tool to have in your workshop. Just like any power tool, the steel shop saw is designed to cut back on the time and effort it takes for you to cut woods or steel stock so you can finish your projects quickly and devote the time you save to other important tasks. However, your chop saw will only work as well as you maintain it. In other words, you have to keep it in tip-top shape all the time. Power tools such as the miter …

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How to choose a circular saw blade

How to choose a circular saw blade. Choosing the right circular saw blade for the materials that you are going to cut is one of the few important steps you need to consider before you start your cutting operation. Woodcutting requires several different types of blades than metal cutting. Metal cutting does not necessarily mean that you will only be using one blade for all the materials you are going to cut. Circular saw blade for non-ferrous metal cutting Circular saw blades for non-ferrous metals as it implies, are blades specially designed for cutting soft metals like brass or copper. It can also …

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When should you use the Cold Saw?

A cold saw is a machine that uses a circular saw blade to cut metals. The name “cold saw” comes from the cutting process they employ. This sawing machine transfers the heat generated by cutting to the chips created by the saw blade. Therefore, the blade and material being cut remain cold, unlike an abrasive saw, which abrades the metal and creates a great deal of heat in the metal and cutting blade. Features of the Cold Saw Cold saws use either a solid high speed steel (HSS) or tungsten carbide-tipped, resharpenable circular saw blade. They are equipped with an …

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Cutting metal with a Chop Saw

A power miter saw, also known as chop saw is an essential tool for almost any type of carpentry work. It is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals. But when do you need a chop saw for cutting metals? Steel is hard. You could use a hacksaw, an angle grinder, or even a torch to cut it, but an abrasive chop saw is a better choice because it uses an abrasive disc instead of a saw blade. It has no teeth to get stuck and can plow through rebar, cast iron, steel …

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Band Saw Blades: Why They Fail

How long will my band saw blades last? How well will my band saw blades perform? These are common questions that most machine operators have when it comes to their sawing operation. There are several factors that may affect blade life and cause blade failure. These include: Weld breakage, blade tension, speed and feed rate, break-in procedure, tooth pitch, chip brush and the qualities of the material being cut. We’ll discuss each factor at length below: Band Saw Blades and Weld Breakage One of the common factors why band saw blades fail is weld breakage. Band saw blades are customized …

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Rage 3 Miter Saw: Benefits on the Construction Site

The Rage 3 miter saw is extremely versatile. It’s ideal for both right handed and left handed users. The end stop and supporting pieces mean you can start using the saw right away. The accessories also extend the scope of the work that you can take on, enabling you to tackle even longer pieces of wood. Whether you’re at home or working on site, the Rage 3 miter saw is the ideal tool. This particular saw is a top of the line tool. It easily cuts through aluminum, wood, wood with nails in it etc. You will be impressed with …

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