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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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Effective Stainless Steel Cutting

Effective Stainless Steel Cutting Most band saw blades fail due to lack of break-in procedure, the feed system is not working correctly, there are too many or too few teeth on the cut, or because of the use of the wrong saw blade for the material to be cut. In order to help achieve an effective cut of stainless steels, please consider the following: Use of the proper saw blade Speed rate and Feed rate The number of teeth in the saw blade Break-in procedure of the saw blade The best saw blades to use for the proper and effective cutting of stainless …

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Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System

Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System. Feed Rate and Feed Systems in band saw operation are important cutting variables that impact production rate and machine-ability. So, what is Feed Rate and the various types of Feed Systems that exist? The Feed Rate is defined as the amount of material (in square inches) that a band saw can cut per minute. This number or amount is often referred to as S.I.P.M. (Square Inches Per Minute). Critical to the proper operation of a band saw is the smooth steadiness of the head of the saw as it drops onto the material being cut. The feed should always be …

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Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping

Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping. Some questions to consider when band saw blades end up with stripped teeth early in its life span. What type of saw is used to cut materials? What types of materials are being cut? Are there too few teeth in the cut? Too many? Is the chip brush working? Are the lubricants and coolant being utilized? Are the gullets filling with material, causing bounce? What speed is being run for the particular production task being operated? Is it  a quality blade that is being used? Is the saw blade’s weld straight? If no, Stop! Call your supplier right away. Is the …

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The HE&M Saw VT120HM-60 Band Saw

The HE&M Saw VT120HM-60 Band Saw. HE&M Saw introduces the VT120HM-60 vertical band saw. It has a powerful 7.5hp motor and a 2hp for the hydraulics system. Designed using the latest technology like fully programmable PLC and automatic controls, this band saw offers highly reliable performance and dependability with less manpower requirement. The VT120HM-60 is a two-way, swiveling, metal cutting band saw machine with the cutting capacity of 18″ W x 24″ H and miter cutting capacities of 16″ H x 18″ left at 45 degrees, 14.75″ H x 18″ right at 45°, 10″ H x 18″ left at 60°, and 9″ H x …

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The HE&M Saw WF130HA-DC-C Band Saw

The HE&M Saw WF130HA-DC-C Band Saw. HE&M Saw offers solid band saw machines for wide-flange cutting applications, and the WF130HA-DC-C is a dual column band saw with exceptional durability that is designed to withstand large cutting jobs. Featuring a 18” high x 27” wide cutting capacity, 1oHP motor, and 2Hp for hydraulic system, the WF130HA-DC-C is a powerful and ideal wide-flange band saw that is designed to perform with superior accuracy and excellent efficiency. This fully automated band saw uses a 21” long blade x 1 1/2” x .050” band saw blade. The WF130HA-DC-C not only offers stability but also excellent operation with …

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HE&M Saw’s WF140HM-DC Band Saw

HE&M Saw’s WF140HM-DC Band Saw. HE&M Saw specializes in manufacturing metal cutting band saw machines to suit a wide range of needs in the metal cutting industry. One of the wide-flange band saws is the WF140HM-DC. This high-quality, dual column band saw will meet the demands of steel service centers, large production shops, and job shops that specialize in wide-flange cutting applications. The HE&M Saw WF140HM-DC is known for its durability and accuracy-of-cut. The machine is powered by 10hp motor and 2hp for the hydraulics system. One of the impressive specifications of this band saw is its capacity to cut up to 21” round, …

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HE&M Saw’s WF190LA-DC-C Band Saw

HE&M Saw offers the WF190LA-DC-C wide-flange band saw machine. This horizontal automatic band saw is designed specifically for cutting wide-flange beams with capacities ranging from 25” high to 44” wide. It features a dual-column design, and the pair of huge columns provide for an exceptional amount of strength and precision for fast and accurate cutting results. The WF190LA-DC-C uses a 15hp motor and another 5hp motor for the hydraulics. The machine is designed to accommodate a 26’9” blade length x 2” blade width x .063” blade thickness. It can be set to a 9.2 degree permanent arm tilt. Standard features …

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