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Vibration and Chatter

Vibration, worn wheels, ill-fitted belts, wobbly blades, and shoddy performance are all the result of bandsaw machine equipment neglect, malfunction, or both. They are also known causes of excessive noise in operation. By minimizing these sound issues, work environment is improved while raising bandsaw performance levels. Below are a few causes for excessive machine noise and vibration with possible solutions to the problem. Try switching blades — the raker and an off-set tooth pitch might cut down on squeal due to the left, right, off-set tooth pattern on the blade. Too low a feed rate — increase feed pressure. Check the guides — if they are cool …

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