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Bandsaw Mist System Coolant

Most metal sawing operations can become cost-effective with the use of the proper mix of coolant on a well maintained bandsaw. Proper coolant usage improves cutting rates by balancing the combination of cooling and lubrication of the blade. Quality coolant improves the cut finish and can extend blade life by as much as 20%. The sawing operation generates extreme heat when chips are sheared from the material and from the friction of metal-to-metal contact at high speeds. Using a coolant — flood-applied or mist — reduces the heat generated by these sources. Coolant also prevents metal chips from welding to the tooth …

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Bandsaw Maintenance

In order to secure high operational equipment and money, bandsaw maintenance, preventive and corrective, are essential for cost-effective and prolonged use of any bandsaw machine. Bandsaws are the most widely used machines in the metal and wood cutting industries because of their efficiency, versatility, and power. Bandsaw operators should be knowledgeable of specific checkpoints in order to perform proper preventive maintenance. No preventive maintenance area on any machine should be overlooked. Daily bandsaw maintenance needs to include chip clean-up and debris removal, and the blade, chip brush, and guides need to be inspected for wear. Daily inspection of fluids, lubricants, and any …

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