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Guide to Saw Blade Guides

Blade guides are important in helping to support the saw blade. Less support is offered if the guides are set too far apart. Too close, and there is a tendency for the blades to break if unable to move freely. Maintaining an equal amount of space within the guides where the blade is held is key. Blade guides are usually a molded piece of carbide or ceramic material fitted close to the bandsaw blade. The guides are adjusted using a knob to raise, lower, or move side to side to accommodate material thickness and saw blade size. Standard bandsaw machines come with saw guides. Their …

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Blade Guides

Bandsaw blade guides keep the bandsaw blade on track while cutting through materials. Blade guides should be set above and below the saw table to help reduce vibration by holding the bandsaw blade in place while cutting. This assures a precise and quality cut. Carbide blade guides are made of high quality materials but can still wear out due to the amount of friction made by the blade during the cutting process. It is important to determine if the guide’s wear is normal or caused by operator error. Check the worn-out guides for any indication of problems and make the proper adjustments to the bandsaw. Improperly adjusted …

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Bandsaw Blade Guides

Bandsaw blade guides are one of the most important parts of a bandsaw machine. Blade guides hold the blade on either side as it passes through the materials being cut, allowing the blade to accurately cut material without running off the drive or the idler wheel. Bandsaw blade guides are made of either hard carbon steel or roller bearings. All blade guides undergo friction, which eventually cause the surface of the guides to wear out. Blade guides should be maintained on a regular basis in order to keep accuracy-of-cut on all materials. There is a tendency for the blade to break …

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