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Bandsaw Blade Tracking

Knowing how to properly track a bandsaw blade is important and something every bandsaw operator should have basic knowledge in performing. A blade needs to be properly tracked in order to ensure a smooth operation, secure operator safety, and to keep the bandsaw running optimally and smooth. It would be a waste of time and money to cut materials without first tracking the saw blade. Without it, crooked cuts result, equating to wasted materials. Damage to the machine or the blade after it pops from the wheels is likely to occur. There is also the risk of personal injury to …

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Triple-Chip Carbide Bandsaw Blade

In order to achieve efficient performance in a bandsaw machine, proper bandsaw blade selection is required. Choosing the proper bandsaw blade will help increase accuracy and speed up production output. For tough or abrasive sawing applications, or if high surface finish quality is critical, then a carbide-tipped bandsaw blade is recommended. At SawBlade.com, we recommend using the Haltbar CT 1002 Triple-Chip carbide bandsaw blade. This saw blade provides quality output in the most demanding production cutting applications where standard bi-metal blades fail. The Triple-Chip carbide bandsaw blade provides high-resistance cutting capability for difficult-to-machine metals, exotic metals, and alloys. These blades are designed to cut through tough materials. The …

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Bandsaw Blade Terminology

More information about bandsaw blade terminology, the industry jargon, and with emphasis on the bandsaw blade. A bandsaw blade is an engineered and banded piece of metal joined together by welding.  Saw blades are composed of different parts, and the terminology to describe these parts is an important factor in helping to better understand blade applications. Arbor/Mandrel — the shaft that is saw-motor driven and turns the saw blade Beam Strength — the resistance a saw blade has to back deflection when subjected to the edge thrust of feed pressure Blade Length — the total length of the bandsaw blade Blade Tension — the direct pull (in pounds) on the …

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Bandsaw Blade Gullets

Bandsaw blade gullets are the space or curvature between each individual tooth on a saw blade. With each pass of the blade, the material being cut will curl into the gullet, creating a spiral of material called the chip. Too many teeth in the cut will make the gullet full. The teeth become filled with this excess material, and the chip will eventually break away. Use a variable pitch blade since the alternating pitch created increases and then decreases the chip load inside the cut. One reason to pay attention to gullet size is that with coarser pitch blades, the …

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Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking

Sharing information that is helpful and affords profitable results with satisfactory production is part of the team effort here at SawBlade.com. Proper Bandsaw Blade Tracking is helpful advice any bandsaw operator should know in order to achieve those desired results. Proper bandsaw blade tracking procedure is meant to help the bandsaw machine operator stay safe while also conducting a flawless cutting operation. For proper bandsaw blade tracking, we advise the following: Remove the back-up guides and then loosen or remove the side guides. Tension the saw blade. The blade should be properly tightened in order to obtain straight cuts and to reduce blade fatigue. After …

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