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HEM Saw H130 Bandsaw Machines

  Gerald R. Harris founded HE & M, Inc. (HEM) in 1964. For fifty years, HEM Saw has maintained its reputation as the manufacturer of quality and durable bandsaw machines. HEM Saw remains a leader in the bandsaw industry, consistently setting the standard with more patented innovations than any other bandsaw manufacturer in the world. HEM manufactures more than 70 different models of production bandsaw. One of their most successful achievements is the H130 Series bandsaw machine. The cutting capacity for this series ranges from 16” x 16” W to 10” x 20” W when cutting shapes. All three use a 10hp motor with 2hp hydraulics. …

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Our Return Policy

SawBlade.com is one of the fastest growing companies selling quality bandsaw blades. Ordering bandsaw blades through our website is straightforward, hassle-free, and completely secure. The types of bandsaw blades listed are detailed with information. We also offer reviews on select blades, machines, and their parts. We provide a section on blade types, measurement, TPI, and thickness, making it fast, easy, and convenient to order. The ordering experience is simple, our website concise, and by the click of a link, details are provided that offer valuable information on every saw blade that include things like size, type, TPI, thickness, and length. If there is an issue with an …

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Saw Blade Back and Gullet Cracks

Bandsaw owners and operators will encounter saw blade back and gullet cracks and might wonder why, or think that it is simply a low quality blade. Yet, being economical doesn’t necessarily mean that the blade is the problem. At Sawblade.com, we offer some of the lowest saw blade and parts prices in the industry. This does not mean that we carry inferior stock, or that our blades are not engineered to the highest industry specifications. In many cases, the common problems resulting in gullet and back cracks often range from crooked welds to bandsaw blade breakage. Problems will also occur when …

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Quick-Fix for an Inverted Bandsaw Blade

One problem that may arise during a cutting process would be to figure out how to turn a new bandsaw blade with teeth that appear to be facing backward. The blade teeth are pointing in the wrong direction — inverted — resulting in it not being able to cut; the cause for which had likely occurred during the welding process. Welding is the method used to join metal in creating a bandsaw blade. During the welding process, the material is melded, after which it quickly solidifies. Grinding and annealing are also parts of the welding process, and these two need precise care to properly achieve weld strength in order to maximize …

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Kerf and Precise Cut

There are factors to consider when deciding on the right bandsaw blade for the job. Things like the material to be cut, its thickness, bandsaw type, and how it will be used to cut a specific type of material. It is important to consider correct width, pitch, and TPI when purchasing any bandsaw blade. Rake angle, tooth style and set, blade type, and kerf are factors as well. Kerf is the slot made by a cutting tool when parting material — or the amount of material removed by the cut of the blade. The term kerf is mistakenly used to refer to …

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Tube Cutting

Cutting tube is more difficult than sawing solid bars. The bandsaw blade is performing two types of cut, sawing solid as it enters the material then entering the hollow tube. The blade is now cutting two thin solids with a space in between — an interrupted cut. To achieve the best result in cutting tube, blade variables and bandsaw settings have to be carefully selected. Tooth pitch (TPI) is an important variable as well. The number of teeth engaged with the material determines both blade performance and durability. A few teeth in contact with the material can lead to stripped teeth, bending, or premature …

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Diamond-Tipped Bandsaw Blades

A diamond-tipped bandsaw blade has diamond grit on the tip of each tooth. the dust offers added durability and a faster cut on harder materials like agates, opals, stone, and any absolute abrasive materials. Diamond-tipped blades are composed of two basic elements: circular sheet steel and the diamond-impregnated dust. The latter has three different forms: continuous, castellated, and segmented. Diamond-tipped bandsaw blades remain the tool of choice for most machining processes. The diamond dust teeth are coated by electroplating, a process in which an electrical current deposits the coating onto the blade, producing a hard, brittle Ni (Nickel) matrix. The matrix keeps the diamond …

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Double-Weld Bandsaw Blades

Depending on the needs of our customers, Sawblade.com offers welded-to-length bandsaw blades. This process involves cutting the blade to length, welding it, and then annealing the blade. There are rare instances when a bandsaw blade will have two welds instead of just one. If an order for 16’ of bandsaw blade arrives, and the weld shop only has 10’ of band in stock, the manager may feel confident about permitting an employee to take the 10’ band and weld 6’ more provided it is from the same stock. The weld shop may weigh the potential for problems versus waste and loss. The customer has the right to refuse the …

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Making Bandsaw Blades

A bandsaw blade consists of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge and used to cut a variety of materials. The band usually rides on two wheels that rotate along the same plane. Some bandsaws may have three or four wheels, depending on the model. The required length of band is cut from a coil and then welded together at both ends. Most weld centers follow the same procedure in creating bandsaw blades. Oil or grease is applied to metals, preventing surface rust. Before the blades are welded, they need to be cleaned using a degreaser agent. …

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The Right Blade for the Right Material

Selecting the right blade for the machine and the materials being cut are important factors to consider when purchasing bandsaw blades. Each blade type has a specific purpose. For cutting wood, it is best to use a carbon blade, which is cost-effective, the bi-metal blades are durable and affordable metal-cutting blades, and the carbide-tipped blade is designed to cut exotic metals and abrasive woods. Know dimensions. The buyer should know the specific material being cut and its thickness. Each bandsaw blade is designed to cut certain types of material. Knowing the material helps in the purchase of the right blade type …

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