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C-3000 Full Synthetic Cutting Fluid

Coolant fluid is designed specifically for metal cutting applications and machining processes. It is made to cool the material being cut and lubricate the blade doing the cutting. The oil used provides a measure of corrosion protection and helps remove metal shavings (chips). The two types of coolant or sawing fluid are synthetic and semi-synthetic. Both are translucent blue, water soluble, and designed as moderate to heavy-duty sawing fluid. Full synthetic is used in all sawing and grinding procedures while semi-synthetic is created exclusively for sawing applications alone. At SawBlade.com, we offer both varieties of coolant in C-2000 semi-synthetic and C-3000 full synthetic coolant. C-3000 …

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Tune-Up of Bandsaws

Bandsaws that are properly tuned cut true, do not drift, and work effectively in straight and curved cuts. It will not require the addition of hundreds of dollars in accessories, either; just help to make the machine run more efficiently. Simple adjustments will help to keep the saw cutting true, and the order of adjustment is designed for either a new machine or one that could really use a good tune-up. Blade selection —  may be the most important section of all. The correct blade is critical to optimum performance. A wide, coarse blade is for re-sawing; a fine, narrower blade is for thin stock. Too …

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Bandsaw Operation Safety Guidelines

Bandsaw operation poses risk to the operator and liability to the company; specifically if improper maintenance continues along with there being no steps taken in precaution and preparation. Operating bandsaw machines requires multiple pre and in operation awareness in order to realize a safe and effective cutting process. Daily machine maintenance and pre-operating safety requirements need to be met. The operator should have a checklist of these procedures and the right tools for machine repair prior to any cutting of materials. The checklist will serve as a guide to maintaining the life and value of the bandsaw while also aiding in a safe and …

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Bandsaw Operator Guidelines

Operating a bandsaw machine isn’t always easy. Taking care of one isn’t, either. A bandsaw is a versatile machine that allows for cutting of a variety of different types of materials: wood, plastics, and steels for example. Proper use and maintenance are important. If being professional is as important as maintaining quality output and increased production, then knowledge and safety should be second-nature to the bandsaw operator. Actually reading the instructions that come with the machine is a start. Information about the finer adjustments necessary for proper cut are usually included. Failing to follow manual instructions — like setting the correct blade tension and …

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Materials Handling

Materials handling is the process of moving, controlling, protecting, and storing materials for manufacture, disposal, distribution, or consumption. Materials need to be handled properly in order to have them safely reach their final destination in maintained quality and in excellent condition. Adding and taking away materials from a bandsaw machine slows production rates regardless of the machine’s cutting speed. Proper materials handling will minimize the time it takes to distribute and then store materials — removing the need for repetitious set-cut-remove-store procedure. With efficient materials handling, accidents are avoided and worker stress decreases, making the employee’s job safe and effortless. Less handling of the materials means less chance for …

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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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Trajan 270 Manual Bandsaw

In a smaller-scale metalworking shop, or even a larger shop that doesn’t daily-cut metals, it is important to invest wisely in the right bandsaw for the right purpose. A consideration in this case might be the Trajan 270 Manual Bandsaw. The Trajan 270 Manual bandsaw is a good machine that is built with small-scale metalworking shops in mind. This compact bandsaw takes up a minimum of  floor space. It weighs up to 529 lbs (240 kg) and specializes in cutting normal steel and steel pipes. It uses an 8′ 1” x 1”  wide saw blade, a  1-1/2 HP motor, and with a cutting capacity of materials up to nine …

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Bandsaw Operator Procedures

Bandsaw Operator Procedures — things a bandsaw operator should perform before the start of each work day. Before the start of any sawing operation, the bandsaw machine operator needs to check the electrical connections — saw to power source. Look for cable splits or crimps and assure that a fork lift or other shop equipment are not inadvertently left near or plugged into a needed outlet. Check to see that the work area is dry and free of any obstacles (hazards) that will inhibit a body from getting to the machine quickly if necessary. To ensure personal safety, wear safety goggles to protect the eyes from flying splinters or chips, …

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Safe Bandsaw Operation

Safe Bandsaw Operation is as obvious as it is important for anyone owning and operating equipment that uses sharp objects at fast speeds. Another seemingly obvious statement would be to say that the bandsaw is not a simple machine to be taken lightly. From the small table top variety of bandsaw to the larger, more complex models, the need of sufficient knowledge and skill in operating these machines is essential to maintaining a safe and stress-free work environment. Saw operators are already aware of the fact that there are dangers involved when working with and even near such a machine. One wrong move could lead …

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