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Bandsaw Blade Drift

Blade drift is a term that may be unfamiliar to some but is actually one of the most common problems encountered during the cutting process. Bandsaw blade drift is a tendency for the blade to change direction left or right while making a cut. Factors that cause blade drift include the following: Saw blade not centered on the crown of the tires — the crown is deformed The blade should be adjusted to run on center. Once a blade moves away from crown center, it will drift in either direction. Blade tooth damage If one side of the blade has more sets than the …

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