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Mist Coolant

A mist coolant system sprays fluid onto the saw blade and the material being cut. This helps to decrease cutting heat produced while also keeping the blade lubricated. It is recommended for both small and large cutting processes. Bandsaw machines offer two types of coolant set up:  flood and mist. Mist coolant systems achieve good blade lubrication, providing a cleaner work environment. They require the use of a standard air line or stream that creates suction to help draw fluid from a pump to meet air and form a mist spray. The lubricant is applied directly to the saw blade either through a spray hose or a nozzle head. …

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Cutting Fluids

Excessive heat, entry shock, and high-speed abrasion are the top three blade destroyers, causing bandsaw blades to prematurely wear and fail. Shortened blade life causes expense by having to spend more money purchasing new blades. To help protect bandsaw blades from early fail, and to help save time and money, it is recommended that bandsaw operators use cutting fluid. Cutting fluid can mean coolant or lubricant. The terms are indiscriminate now and used to describe either coolant or lubricant. They are used to dissipate heat on a saw blade as it works its way through the material, providing a coating or lubricant to the blade — increasing blade life, protecting the …

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How to Prolong Bandsaw Blade Life

The proper use and daily maintenance of bandsaw blades will help to prolong bandsaw blade life and provide effective output for the duration of the blade. With time and usage, bandsaw blades start to deteriorate. Stripped teeth, band breakage, crooked cuts, premature cutting of teeth, and rough cuts occur with a dull, worn-out blade. To help prolong bandsaw blade life, there are simple and daily steps to take that will guarantee prolonged bandsaw blade life and achieve better, more productive output. Proper break-in procedure At the very start of use for any bandsaw blade, break in is essential to extending the life of the saw blade. When …

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Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids

Saw blades can quickly overheat, distorting and even damaging the material being cut. Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids are necessary in order to prevent such occurrences. Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids are terms used to describe one thing: Cutting Fluid, a liquid used to dissipate heat, lubricate the band saw blade teeth, and flush debris from the gullet. Whichever word chosen to describe the material, it all applies. Coolant because the material is necessary to prevent the saw blade from overheating, Lubricant, because keeping the blade slick during use prevents chips from building up on the blade, and Cutting Fluid, because …

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Coolants and Lubricants 101

Coolants and Lubricants 101 – a primer. Heat is one of the main reasons for blade failure. Lubricating the cutting edge of a band saw blade will reduce the heat that is generated by the cutting friction of the blade as it comes into contact with the material in production. A flood of coolant will help to wash away the chips from the gullets of the blade. Chips can become work-hardened during the cutting process occurs due to the friction heat and by compaction. If the chips are dragged back into a cut more than once, they can damage the saw blade’s teeth. Coolant …

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