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Blade Tension

Blade tension is a term used to describe how tight a bandsaw blade is on a bandsaw and is expressed in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI). In order to consistently produce straight and uniform cuts, bandsaw blades require tension. Before installing a bandsaw blade, the first thing to do is to put tension on the wheel to hold it firmly in place. This should be done each time a saw blade is replaced to insure accurate cuts. Most bandsaws come with a gauge tension meter, which will indicate the amount of tension required based on the width of the blade. This is …

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Negative Issues with Cut

Multiple factors cause negative issues with cut that affect the quality of the bandsaw machine’s performance and output. The following are some of the possible causes and their solutions to the issues: Dull blade It is highly recommended that the saw blade be replaced rather than having it sharpened. To avoid premature dulling of saw blade teeth, proper break-in procedure should be implemented along with things like coolant concentration and flow, the chip brush, appropriate feed rates and blade speed, and a proper tooth pitch for the material being cut. Improper break-in New bandsaw blades have sharp teeth that are fragile …

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