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Bandsaw Blade Twist

Bandsaw blade twist occurs when the saw blade suddenly changes direction — left or right — while making a cut. The term might not be familiar to some but this is actually a common problem that can crop up during the cutting process. Some common causes of bandsaw blade twist include the saw blade binding in the cut. This occurs when the amount of feed force applied exceeds the required rate. Reduce the feed rate or follow the saw blade manufacturer’s recommended feed rates The wrong blade width is used on radius cuts. Use a narrower blade or refer to the bandsaw’s owner’s manual for recommended blade …

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