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Feed and Speed Rate Factors

Running saw blades at the correct feed and speed rates is important if the goal is to achieve desirable output. There is an optimum balance between blade speed and feed rate for every saw blade and every material to be cut. Proper adjustment of feed and speed rates will help to maximized blade life and assure a satisfactory cut. Feed rate is determined by the bandsaw, material size and shape, guide spacing, cutting fluid, and tooth size and shape. The greater the blade speed, the greater the feed rate — up to the limits imposed by the above-mentioned production factors. Blade Speed Bandsaw …

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Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking

Sharing information that is helpful and affords profitable results with satisfactory production is part of the team effort here at SawBlade.com. Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking is helpful advice any bandsaw operator should know in order to achieve those desired results. Proper bandsaw blade tracking procedure is meant to help the bandsaw machine operator stay safe while also conducting a flawless cutting operation. For proper bandsaw blade tracking, we advise the following: Remove the back-up guides and then loosen or remove the side guides. Tension the saw blade. The blade should be properly tightened in order to obtain straight cuts and to reduce blade fatigue. After …

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Wood Working to Metal Cutting Conversion

Wood working to metal cutting conversion is sometimes necessary when the everyday suddenly turns out to be not so ordinary work-order-wise. For a wood worker, the band saw is an important tool. The machine is useful in cutting curves and irregular shapes. Most wood craftsmen have a wood working band saw. Due to its speed, this type of saw, with a blade designed to cut wood, is not suitable for cutting metals. A wood worker wanting to convert a band saw to cut thin sheets of metal will need to follow certain steps in order to safely and effectively use the wood working band saw to cut metals. Wear a …

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Fixing Inside-Out Saw Blades

Fixing inside-out saw blades sounds as complex as the issue itself. However, a saw blade that ends up turned inside-out does occasionally occur. Usually when an old saw blade is replaced. For most saw operators, it is easiest just to fold the blade over in a figure 8, double it up on itself, and then double it again in the opposite direction, being very careful as it springs back into shape. Here are a few time-tested techniques on how to uncoil or turn an inside-out blade back to the right position. Take the band in one hand and remove the twist ties With …

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Calculate and Measure Basic Shapes

Calculate and Measure Basic Shapes — In ancient Greece, the Pythagorean’s considered the role of numbers in geometry. It is a discipline in mathematics concerning practical knowledge of length, area, and volume. Mathematical calculation to measure different shapes of steel is necessary. Some of the steel shapes that are cut with band saw machines include squares, rectangles, tubing, and circles. To assure correct operational use of a band saw, it is important to figure out the total area of the material being cut. These factors will help to determine the cutting speed. Squares and Rectangles To measure the area of rectangles, multiply the Height and …

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